Scotland Travel Guide

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Scotland Highlights

  • Pro
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     Whisky, Standing Stones, Mountains, Castles, Music, Historic Sites, Safe, Fresh Air, Friendly People, Stunning Scenery 

  • Con
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     Weather, weather and the weather. Oh, and did I mention the weather? 

  • In a nutshell
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     A Place to Discover Your Self - Best Part of UK - Land of Magic! 

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Highland

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Lothian

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Grampian

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Tayside

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Dumfries and Galloway

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Central

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Shetland

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Fife

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Western Isles

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Orkney

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Borders

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Edinburgh

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  • Arthur's Seat

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. The hill itself rises above the city to a height of 250m. It provides excellent panoramic views of the city. Many claim that its name is derived from the myriad legends pertaining to King Arthur, You can watch my 3 min 01 sec Video Edinburgh Arthur's Se

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  • The Balmoral Hotel

    Edinburgh Hotels

    Two men wearing kilts (or trews) welcome you at the door and an open fire welcomes you in the lobby,...

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  • Deacon Brodie's Tavern

    Edinburgh Restaurants

    Located on the Royal Mile just a few minutes from Castle Hill this fine looking pub/restaurant is the one of the best places to eat if your looking for great food at a reasonable price with relaxed friendly surroundings and great decor.A good varied menu from local dishes to international and a fine selection of ales and wines.Snack and have a...

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Glasgow

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Inverness

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  • Culloden Battlefield

    Inverness Things to Do

    This is where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobites were soundly defeated by the king’s forces. The museum has an ‘immersion room’ that really gives a sense of what the fighting was like. You stand in the middle of the room while floor to ceiling 3D screens on all four sides of the room play battle scenes with sound effects. When cannons fire on one...

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  • Rocpool Reserve

    Inverness Hotels

    For our wedding in July 2009, my father booked 1 week's stay at the Rocpool Reserve and absolutely...

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  • Inverness Is For The Birds

    Inverness Favorites

    While relaxing along the River Ness, we came across some interesting birds who didn't seem to mind hanging around in close proximity to us. One bird, a black headed gull, landed right in front of our bench. I've heard these birds tend to be rather aggressive, but this one seemed in a good mood and happy to pose for us. A stork also dropped by to...

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Isle of Skye

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  • At the Grave of Flora MacDonald

    Isle of Skye Things to Do

    An imposing Celtic cross, the memorial to Flora MacDonald who died on 4th March 1790, dominates the cemetery in Kilmuir, Skye. Perhaps appropriately sited behind the Museum of Island Life. Born in South Uist in 1722 she suffered the early death of her father and her mother remarrying - this time to a Hugh MacDonald of Armadale. The chief of her...

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  • Carters Rest Guesthouse

    Isle of Skye Hotels

    Upper Milovaig, Glendale, IV55 8WY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Skye Museum of Island Life

    Isle of Skye Things to Do

    The Skye Museum of Island Life opened in 1965. The township of thatched cottages represents conditions at the close of the nineteenth century. Within their walls, by the light of the peat fire, crofters kept alive the songs and stories which have made the Hebrides famous. Warm, sturdy and made from local materials these houses suited the landscape...

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Aberdeen

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  • Maritime Museum

    Aberdeen Things to Do

    Shiprow winds its cobbled way down from Castlegate to the north side of Aberdeen harbour. Just off this steep road is the strikingly modern glass facade of the Maritime Museum. It combines a modern airy museum with Aberdeen’s oldest surviving building, that of Old Provost Ross’s House with its labyrinthine corridors, low doorways and small rooms.On...

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  • Skene House Rosemont Hotel

    Aberdeen Hotels

    Skene House Apartments was so nice, an impressive layout , nice bedrooms !, Fantastic and modernised...

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  • Marischal College and Museum

    Aberdeen Things to Do

    Marischal College, part of Aberdeen University since 2011 has acted as the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council. It is the largest granite building in Great Britain and is a testimony to the skills of the city’s builders in working in granite. They built their city of granite with Marischal College as their crowning masterpiece. Its tall...

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Fort William

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  • One of the Great Railway Journeys in the...

    Fort William Things to Do

    Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world the 84 mile round trip from Fort William to Mallaig takes in a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig. It passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar...

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  • Highland Hotel

    Fort William Hotels

    Me and my boyfriend stayed in the Highland Hotel, which has recently as been bought by the Lochs and...

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  • The West Highland Museum

    Fort William Things to Do

    This is a small museum, which aims to 'record, preserve and interpret items of significance and historical interest to the West Highland area', quite an ambitious aim for a museum of its size. Founded in 1922, it is one of the oldest local museums in the Highlands.Downstairs, the room called 'The Governor's Office' has the panelling from the office...

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Oban

See all 189 Oban Tips
  • Isle of Mull

    Oban Things to Do

    Frequent ferries depart from Oban to the Isle of Mull. A day-trip is easily possible, though many choose to stay on the island or continue to some of the more remote islands. The ferry arrives in the small village of Craignure, on the southern part of the island. When you arrive at Craignure, you will see a veritable fleet of tour buses waiting to...

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  • Queen's Hotel

    Oban Hotels

    We stayed for a night in Oban as part of a packaged tour. Maybe we were "2nd class" tourists and the...

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  • Kerrera

    Oban Things to Do

    An excellent day-trip or half day-trip is to take a ferry to the nearby island of Kerrera. From Oban itself, the Oban Marina offers ferry service from the Marina (on Kerrera) to Oban. Cost is GBP 4 for a round-trip, purchase your ticket at the Oban Marina office when the ferry arrives and present it on your return trip. The island offers a number...

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Ullapool

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  • Ullapool Museum

    Ullapool Things to Do

    The multiaward winning Ullapool Museum and Visitor Centre sits within a former church in West Argyle Street. Built in 1829 the church formed part of a parliamentary initiative to provide places of worship throughout the Highlands. It still retains its furnishings.Display areas include natural history, social history, emigration, fishing, boat...

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  • Royal Hotel

    Ullapool Hotels

    You have to wonder what a hotel is like when the photo gallery on their website only has nature...

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  • Knitwear, how hard can it be

    Ullapool Shopping

    Just last week I went yachting and picked up a boat in Ullapool and my crew being stout of heart but not of cloth went in search of some warming knitwear. They fell upon this shop and thinking serendipity had smiled in their direction, entered in search of some woollen cockle warmers. As we all know wool has the beautiful property of keeping its...

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Ayr

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  • Culzean Castle and Park

    Ayr Things to Do

    Culzean Country Park established in 1969 formed the first in Scotland. It is a leading example of a Picturesque Landscape. The movement was essentially Romantic and was concerned with the emotional response to landscape. Its aim was to recreate the 'sublime' in nature by deliberately contrasting structures with variation and surprise. In this...

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  • Fairfield House Hotel

    Ayr Hotels

    Several of our wedding party stayed at this hotel, spending a lot of time and money on the premises....

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  • Crossraguel Abbey

    Ayr Things to Do

    The ruins of this Ayrshire abbey in verdant countryside are atmospheric to say the least and well worth a visit. One minute you can be walking through a part of the abbey as the monks would have seen it, and the next forward in time to the shell of the church open to the sky.The abbey is extensive and in parts well-preserved. You can wander around...

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Island of Mull

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  • Routes To Mull

    Island of Mull Transportation

    The three ferry routes to Mull are: Oban to Craignure Lochaline to Fishnish Kilchoan to Tobermory.We opted for the small ferry and 15 min. crossing from Lochaline. Ok so it takes longer to get to Lochaline but you don't have to book this ferry in advance, which you do if you want to depart from Oban. We didn't want to be tied to a particular time,...

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  • Seaview Bed & Breakfast

    Island of Mull Hotels

    A pleasant stay. Not much to do in Fionnphort but enjoy the scenery around you. The drive to...

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  • Local Seafood

    Island of Mull Restaurants

    2013.This is now a cafe, no longer a seafood place.I'm afraid we didn't actually eat here (I was feeling decidedly scruffy after a few days free-camping and had no decent clean clothes fit for a restaurant) but I liked the look of the place.This restaurant was taken over as a new enterprise by a fishing family last year and specialises in whatever...

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Dunfermline

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  • High Street dining

    Dunfermline Restaurants

    We general use this place after Callum goes to gymnastics on a Wednesday.The lunchtime specials menu offers good value to the shoppers with slightly smaller portions that a normal main. As I require a gluten free menu, I was impressed with the range of choice available. Callum had his 5th birthday party in here with 14 parents and kids. Staff were...

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  • Davaar House Hotel and Restaurant

    Dunfermline Hotels

    126 Grieve St, Dunfermline, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Abbot House / La Casa del Abad

    Dunfermline Things to Do

    The Abbot's house, the "pink house" is the oldest building in Dunfermline, which has survived fires and the passage of timeNow is a cultural heritage center where you can review the history of Dunfermline, arrange visits or take something in their coffee shop I the garden door they had a splendid "thistle" La casa del Abad, la "casa rosa" es el...

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Stirling

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  • Stirling Castle

    Stirling Things to Do

    Stirling Castle is a national monument managed by the Historic Scotland agency. A fortress, garrison, king’s home, and a parliament during its lifespan, it played an important part in Scotland’s history.Standing atop a volcanic crag, a strong defensive position surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, it looms impressively against the skyline. As...

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  • Castlecroft

    Stirling Hotels

    I really enjoyed the one night we stayed here and would have liked to have stayed longer. Room was...

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  • Wallace's Monument

    Stirling Things to Do

    Completed in 1869 after 8-years construction, the 220-feet high Wallace Monument sits prominently on the Abbey Craig 2-miles north of the city of Stirling. From this prominent hilltop in 1297 William Wallace surveyed the English army’s approach across Stirling Bridge before leading the Scots into battle and victory. It forms a fitting, and...

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Dundee

See all 104 Dundee Tips
  • Verdant Works

    Dundee Things to Do

    In an earlier age man had been the hunter-gathered while women tended to home and family. In Dundee (when nicknamed Juteopolis) a few men still employed their ancient skills of hunting. They manned ships to hunt for whales in the far frozen corners of the earth. Others built the sturdy vessels that could withstand the crunching of ice against the...

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  • Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa

    Dundee Hotels

    This was a last minute booking but from the minute I swung down off the Tay road bridge into the car...

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  • Frigate HMS Unicorn

    Dundee Things to Do

    Frigate HMS Unicorn moored at Victoria Dock, Dundee at first glance didn’t look like the breed of fast rakish vessel that had been one of the most successful warships of the age. Masts and spars power a sailing ship and this frigate lacked both. A roof even covered her deck. In the brochure though, the graceful frigate under full sail looked fast,...

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Aviemore

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Inveraray

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  • GASTROPUB AND GREAT BAR

    Inveraray Restaurants

    I came across this really cool gastropub, bar, beer garden when I was having a very long day. My satnav in my car had taken me the worn way and I had to drive over 400 miles in 11 day instead of 200. On top of that there were signs north of Inverary telling me the road would close in about 1 hour. I was driving south! When I walked into the George...

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  • Loch Fyne Hotel

    Inveraray Hotels

    5 days,4 nights,breakfast and dinner ?99 per person. Food excellent.Swimming...

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  • Guided tour to Inveraray

    Inveraray Favorites

    I visited Scotland in February, and I expected it to be very cold, with snow and stormy weather. Advise on VT confirmed this, and so I decided that I rather did not want to rely too much on public transport which could easily be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather conditions. On the other hand I wanted to get out of Edinburgh and, during my ten...

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