Discovering Scotland: Where to Go and What to Do

For a holiday to remember, or a city break steeped in history, Scotland has plenty to offer any traveller.

Whether you are desperate for a fun city break filled with fine dining and theatre shows or some time away in the peace and quiet of the countryside; Scotland has got what you are looking for.

Take in the Views of the Scottish Highlands

If you are willing to travel a little bit further North, you will discover the beauty and tranquillity of the Scottish Highlands.

People from all over the world come to Scotland to take in the rugged sights of the Highlands. The garden city of Inverness acts as your gateway to the rolling hills of the Highlands. The Highlands stretch to John O’Groats, the most northern point of the UK.

Explore the Scottish Borders

This area is perfect if you are looking for a base to travel from. The Scottish Borders are North of the border with England, close to the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

You can find some stunning boutique hotels around the Scottish borders. Hotels in Melrose are ideally placed for day trips to both cities, one of the nearby National Parks, or the East coast. A boutique bed and breakfast is also the ideal location for a lazy day indoors if the weather does not play ball.

Take a City Break in Glasgow or Edinburgh

These two cities are the industrial and cultural centres of Scotland. If you are looking for a break in a city, you should certainly visit one. They are close enough to visit both over a long weekend.

Both are cities rich in history and architecture. Walking the ‘Royal Mile’ in Edinburgh is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Lined with shops on either side and culminating with Edinburgh Castle, there is something for everyone here.

Tee-off at St Andrews

Scotland and golf have a long history together, and St Andrews has one of the world’s best golf courses. It will be the location of the British Open golf championship this summer.

If you are a golfer you may struggle to get a tee time at this auspicious course, but you should still bring your clubs and your lightweight golf carry bag and let the play begin. There are plenty of other excellent golf courses nearby that can offer you a similar golfing experience.

Search for Nessie at Loch Ness

No trip to Scotland is complete without a quick visit to Loch Ness. There is more to the loch than the myth and legend of Nessie to discover.

The area is one of Scotland’s most picturesque places, with some amazing views on offer. There are plenty of little cafes and tourist spots around for a rest and refreshments if you decide to take a walk around Loch Ness.

Scotland is a popular UK destination for holiday-goers from around the world. There is plenty to see and do in this wonderful country. Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas on where to go and what to do when you get there.

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.