Why Scotland

Discover Scotland and you'll find that the country is a fantastic mix of stunning landscapes, wildlife and wonderful local produce, combined with a thriving arts and culture scene, and topped off with a colourful history of epic battles and historic castles. 

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From the stone circles that are scattered across Scotland's islands, which are thought to date back 5,000 years, to the opening of the new Scottish Parliament in 1999, Scotland has a rich and colourful history.  As you travel around Scotland, uncover stories of heroes, villains, fallen monarchs and bloody battles.  Find out more about Scotland's literary greats, trace back your family history and marvel at some truly breathtaking castles, monuments and architecture. 

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From coast to countryside, you will encounter an array of wonderful wildlife throughout Scotland.  Keep an eye out for rutting red deer in Dumfries and Galloway, bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth, Scottish wildcats, mountain hares, red squirrels and golden eagles to name but a few.

There are a million ways to fill your holiday in Scotland with many things to see and do.  Explore fantastic footpaths and cycle routes; Step on board a historic boat, take a train ride through a former film set, or taste stunning local food and drink - there are many places to visit in Scotland, whatever your interest.

Tourist attractions in Scotland include charming castles and country houses, fascinating museums and friendly wildlife parks.  But there are also other things to see in Scotland which include visiting the stunning variety of hills and lochs, and maybe even the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie!

Enjoy fantastic food and drink in cafes and restaurants and go behind the scenes at whisky distilleries, or plan a family-friendly day out around free attractions.

There's so much to see and do in Scotland - so start planning your break now.