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Small country, massive character
Scotland is an idyllic land, where ancient castles nestle amidst majestic mountains and world-class heritage sites come alive with a rich, turbulent history. The soul-stirring landscapes of the Highlands give way to a rugged coastline, and beyond, to Scotland’s magical isles.
Of course, this romantic heather-hued backdrop exists alongside a vibrant, contemporary new voice. Edinburgh inspires with its imperious castle and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s biggest arts festival. Glasgow’s Victorian cityscape is quite remarkable, as are its free public museums. Year round, both cities host world-class festivals and events which celebrate Scotland’s traditional and contemporary culture.
To experience Scotland is to dance an eightsome reel with the locals in a fast-paced ceilidh, to sample melt-in-the-mouth smoked salmon or to savour a dram of rare single malt. Above all, what makes your visit to Scotland complete is the legendary warm welcome from the down-to-earth Scots. Welcome to our life.
As you traverse Scotland, you will experience rapid changes in the landscapes from the soft and rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders in the south to the rugged, towering peaks of the Highlands to the north.
Isles are dotted around the coastline where tranquillity and peaceful beaches await while there is history to be uncovered around the country.
Scotland’s cities boast cultural activities and attractions so that you can enjoy wonderful evening concerts and performances, have fun with the whole family and round things off with some excellent cuisine.
Whether you are interested in beautiful architecture or you want to get active and enjoy a round of golf or some adventurous activities, Scotland has something to suit all tastes. You can sip cocktails in cosmopolitan city barssavour fine dining in outstanding restaurants, step back in time inside the oldest pubs in the country, attend local events and festivals or get away from it all in the remotest of landscapes.
What to do in Scotland
Whether you want to discover iconic castles, enjoy fun attractions or attend traditional events, there are plenty of things to see and do around Scotland. Find out more about Scotland’s castles and stately homes and head to Aberdeen City and Shire to follow Scotland’s Castle Trail which comprises 16 magnificent castles, or enjoy a fascinating insight into the past at beautiful historic houses.
Trace your ancestry to reveal your Scottish roots. From Scotlands People Centre in Edinburgh to the sites where battles played out, a variety of resources will help you in your search.
Plus, getting active In Scotland couldn’t be easier – with towering mountain peaks, lochs, glens and rivers to explore. Take an easy stroll or try something more adventurous.
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