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With a population of just five million people, Scotland is a popular holiday destination and welcomes over 14 million visitors a year. But don’t be fooled by its small size, Scotland is also mighty. Boasting a wonderful combination of wild and rural sights with thriving cities, it’s the perfect destination for those looking for a unique day experience or invigorating activity holidays in Scotland.
Voted the most beautiful country in the world by Rough Guide readers in 2017, Scotland is definitely one to add to your bucket list. The great Scottish countryside is what makes the country so unique. Its natural wonders include the national parks around Stirling and Perth & Kinross, the snow capped mountains of Northern Scotland and stunning white sand beaches. Thrill-seekers will be spoilt with the range of outdoor activities on offer, from white-water rafting and epic hikes to skiing and snowboarding.
If the great outdoors is not your thing, there is something here for everyone. Thriving cities for culture vultures such as Edinburgh, which is host to Hogmany – the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve party. For food and drink lovers, whisky is Scotland’s gift to the world, add a trip to one of the distilleries to your travel itinerary and learn about how the spirit is made and what makes malt whisky arguably the best in the world. Scotland also has a rich history and you’ll find many medieval castles dotted across the land, adding extra drama to the landscape
Explore the Scotland that lies off the beaten path. Our unique experiences and activity holidays in Scotland will provide you with the best combination of culture and fun that the country has to offer.
Scotland can be visited anytime of year as it’s a great destination for activity holidays. The summer is ideal for sightseeing, walking and other outdoor adventures, whereas the winter provides good conditions for skiing and snowboarding up north.
Expect temperatures between 7 degrees in March and 13 degrees in May.
Springtime is a great time to visit Scotland. With mild temperatures, it’s the ideal time for the many outdoor activities and adventure breaks on offer. You’ll also see the daffodils, cherry blossom and more bursting into bloom and lighting up the landscape. But what if it rains? No problem, cities’ history and culture are yours to explore.
Expect temperatures between 15 degrees in June and 17 degrees in August.
Without a doubt the warmest period to visit, it is also probably the busiest. Every August, Edinburgh plays host to the world-famous Fringe Festival for 3 weeks, attracting visitors from across the globe. But don’t let this discourage you – with extra hours of daylights, especially further north, there are many beaches to relax on, highlands to roam and rounds of golf to be played.
Expect temperatures between 14 degrees in September and 7 degrees in November.
September can take you by surprise and be just as good as the summer months with less crowds. The autumn months are also a great time for keen photographers, as the dramatic Scottish landscape and scenery changes from the green of summer to deep oranges, reds and browns. From October onwards, as the peak season ends, you may find some opening hours become more restricted.
Expect temperatures averaging 5 degrees from December to February.
Did you know that Scotland is home to five ski centres? The highlands benefit from consistent snowfall in the winter months, creating great skiing and snowboarding opportunities. And if that all sounds a bit too energetic, go on a whiskey-making adventure and experience Scotland’s warm hospitality first-hand.
Scotland has it all - from beautiful towns and cities to stunning natural landscape, perfect for adding into your holiday itinerary. Step off the beaten track and discover one of these places to visit in Scotland.
Explore Scotland’s west coast and islands and uncover rural communities and stunning landscapes.Discover
Scotland’s capital contrasts a medieval old town and bustling new town and is not one to be missed.Discover
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Last bastion of solitude among towering peaks, pine forests, deep lochs & windswept fells.Discover
Glasgow is one of the most energetic, vibrant and friendly cities in Europe, despite what many may think, and is an essential destination in Scotland.Discover
Edinburgh. Known for its inspiring history, its eclectic catalogue of festivals and with it, an ever-present army of selfie-snapping tourists. (Can’t be helped, just c