Scotland Travel Guide

Part of the United Kingdom, Scotland occupies the northern third of Great Britain and shares a border with England in the south. Surrounded by the North Sea in the east, the Atlantic Ocean in the north and west and the North Channel and Irish Sea in the southwest, Scotland also features over 790 islands in addition to its mainland. Renowned for its castles and historic landmarks, the Scottish culture and traditional Highland games are also a big drawcard. Famous as the setting to a number of famous movies, Scotland is also known for its shopping and of course it’s stunning lochs.

Regions of Scotland

Although it is relatively small in size compared to other countries of the UK, there is a treasure trove of things to see and do in this compact country. Edinburgh and Glasgow are the two largest cities in the country and are dripping in history while in Aberdeen you can sample all manner of traditional cuisine including haggis and Angus beef. The smoked salmon of Dumfries and Galloway are worth a mention as are the malt whiskies produced in Oban and the Isle of Islay. In the Northern Islands and Highlands, nothing compares to the picturesque wilderness and mountain scenery and the views of the rolling sea washing out to the Outer Hebrides. More about the regions of Scotland


Scotland offers a diverse selection of accommodation to choose from including hostels, motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation. Conveniently located close to popular regions and tourist attractions, the range of Scotland accommodation offers something for everyone, appealing to all travellers and budgets. From standard rooms to suites and apartments, visitors can enjoy staying everywhere from environmentally-friendly and historic accommodation to somewhere a little out of the ordinary. Book cheap Accommodation in Scotland


Many of Scotland’s attractions are either based around history or nature, including the Edinburgh Zoo, the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Five Sisters Zoo, the Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, the Macduff Marine Aquarium, the Beecraigs Country Park, Edinburgh University, Caringorm Reindeer Centre, the Glasgow Science Center, St Andrew’s Aquarium and the Stratosphere Science Center. Scotland is also known for its folklore and you can learn all about these legends at the Wallace Monument and the Official Loch Ness Exhibition Centre. More about Attractions in Scotland

Scotland Facts

One of Scotland’s national symbols is the thistle. Scotland officially recognises three languages: English, Scottish Gaelic and Scots. The inventors of the telephone, TV, waterproof raincoat, tyres, penicillin and finger printing were all Scottish. The highest peak in Scotland, and also the highest peak in the entirety of Great Britain, is Ben Nevis measuring 1,343m. Scotland is the origin of many different dog breeds including the Scottish Terrier, Skye Terrier, Bearded Collie, Golden Retriever, Shetland Sheepdog and Gordon Setter.