When it comes to sightseeing, there are few places that offer the variety and convenience of Scotland. This country is full of places to go and things to see, all of which are easily accessible thanks to short travel times. Beautiful natural landscapes are complemented by commanding historic castles, while modern cities offer vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment. What’s better, organised guided tours are an easy way to see it all by foot, train or car.
Don't miss these Scotland attractions
- Scottish highlands by train
- Scotland's lochs
- Culinary tours
- Hop-on hop-off city tours
- The Orkney Islands
The city life
The cities of Scotland are steeped in history with stunning architectural reminders of the country’s past. From the cathedral and necropolis of Glasgow to St Andrew’s Cathedral and the Hill of the Fairies in Inverness, Scotland’s cities offer a seemingly endless supply of history and culture.
There are plenty of options when it comes to touring Scotland's cities. Walking tours cover everything from notable buildings to the ghoulish pasts of these metropolitan areas, while themed excursions such as the food tours offer a different angle. One of the most popular ways to see Scotland’s many cities is by a hop-on hop-off bus. These double-decker, open air buses tour the hottest spots, allowing you to see all the sites at your leisure.
Beyond the city limits
A trip to Scotland would not be complete without taking in the country's natural beauty. From the rugged highlands to the picturesque lochs, the beauty of the Scottish landscape is among the best in the world. Amidst it all, exceptional examples of Victorian architecture stand tall against the lush surroundings.
Experiencing the beauty of Scotland first hand is a pleasure with numerous tour options providing passage to many of the country’s best sites. See it all from the comfort of a steam train as it traverses the highlands. Alternatively, day trips let you drive to key destinations such as Stirling Castle and the highland lochs.