Visiting Scotland is much affected by the seasons, but all seasons bring their different opportunities. Scotland's cities and towns have a range of events and attractions open throughout the year, which we shall be highlighting through local links on each of our entries. Edinburgh, Glasgow and other cities have excellent public transport systems and attractions, many easily accessible on foot but otherwise Scotland's major draw is the beautiful scenery to be experienced outside of the major cities. Scotland has an unparalleled combination of natural beauty, fascinating history and areas of idyllic peacefulness.
The Mash Tun
The Mash Tun, Aberlour, in the heart of the whisky trail, is an ideal place to sample some of the best whiskies that Speyside has to offer whilst enjoying a great view of the Spey.
Things to do in Scotland
Fishing in Scotland
One of the world's favourite destinations for freshwater and sea angling, Scotland offers world-class fishing across the country and throughout the year.
St Ninian's Cave
St. Ninian's Cave is a cave located in Physgill Glen, Whithorn, Dumfries, and Galloway, Scotland. Excavations in the 1880s and 1950s uncovered a collection of early medieval carved stones. There were 18 in all, most embedded in a post-medieval wall, others lying loose inside the cave or at its mouth.
Floors Castle is the largest inhabited castle of Scotland and the family home of the 11th Duke of Roxburghe. Built in 1721 for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe, what you see is the evolving story of a house and gardens that successive generations have left their mark.
Spynie Palace, located in Moray, Scotland, was founded in the late 12th Century. The Palace was for 500 years the seat of the bishops of Moray. The Palace sat on the edge of Spynie Loch.
Castle Stalker is a four-story tower house located on a tidal islet on Loch Laich 25 miles north of Oban on the west coast of Scotland. Castle Stalker was built around the 1540s.
The Duart Castle dates back to the 13th century, located on the Isle of Mull, west coast of Scotland. For over 700 years, Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Macldan, has dominated the view to the Sound of Mull.
Cawdor Castle was built in 1454. The 5-star tourist attraction is located in the parish of Cawdor in Nairnshire. The Cawdor Castle is well known for its literary connection to William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.
The Fairy Pools are located in the beautiful Isle of Skye. These famous pools entice visitors from all over the world. The beautiful crystal clear blue pools are on the River Brittle.
Sandwood Bay is a beautiful beach facing straight into the North Atlantic. The beach has nearly 1.5 miles of wide pink sand which is flanked by cliffs.
Mary Ann's Cottage
Mary Anns Cottage, located in Thurso, Scotland built in 1850 in the village of Dunnet. Mary Ann Calder lived in this beautiful Caithness cottage until she was 93 when she then got placed into a nursing home.