Why not choose Scotland for your next break? This beautiful country has a surprising amount of variety, and will suit you no matter what kind of holiday you prefer.
Experience history and culture in Edinburgh – Scotland’s capital has a great deal to offer. In August, the Edinburgh Fringe brings theatre, comedy and other live performance to the city, but there is plenty to see and do all year round. Wander down the Royal Mile, visit Holyroodhouse and the National Museum of Scotland, enjoy the castle and get spooked at Mary King’s Close.
Enjoy a city break in Glasgow – this underrated city expanded during the Victorian era and enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Dynamic and exciting, it’s the perfect place to shop, take in a show or learn more about Scotland’s history. Why not spend an afternoon at the Willow Tea Rooms, famously decorated by Charles Rennie Mackintosh?
Explore the great outdoors in the Cairngorms – Scotland’s premier national park is beautiful to look at, but there’s also plenty to do. Go hiking or mountain biking, enjoy a round of golf, or take the mountain railway for a more relaxing way to reach the top. The area also plays host to activities like mountaineering, skiing, and water sports.
Elevate your break with a period of island-hopping – island-hopping is popular and well worth your time. In the west of Scotland, try the inner and outer Hebrides; further north, give Orkney and Shetland a go. Travel between the islands by ferry or boat, and experience the huge variety they have to offer.
End with, begin with, or devote your holiday to a bit of whisky tasting – many distilleries throughout the highlands and lowlands offer tastings and tours, offering a new appreciation of this historic and delicious spirit. There is a whole section on Visit Scotland devoted to this subject: there are over 130 distilleries throughout Scotland.