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Explore Scotland

Heather-infused moorlands, majestic castles, towering mountains, shimmering lochs, rugged coastlines, glens, beaches, forests and historic cities are all part of Scotland’s rich and varied landscape.

But let’s not forget its world-renowned whisky, highland cows (coos), tartan, ‘tatties and neeps’, haggis, bagpipes and of course the famous Loch Ness Monster.

Whether your Scotland travel involves a road trip or you’re simply looking for inspiration and information on places to visit in Scotland then … Take the coo by the horns and explore Bonnie Scotland here.

If you are an Outlander fan, like me then you may be interested in these tours:


Exploring each region of Scotland, whether it’s the Scottish Highlands, the Islands, the Uplands or the Lowlands, Scotland has something to offer everyone.

Living in Scotland for over a year, we have plenty of time to absorb the culture and visit all the spectacularly scenic places in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We’ve mixed it up with both popular and lesser-known places.

Browse our posts on Scotland Destinations below to find plenty of inspiration, stories and guides to help you plan the perfect Scotland trip for you.

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We were lucky and had lots of time to explore Scotland but if you are on a tight time schedule you may like to browse some of Scotland’s most popular and worthwhile day trips and guided tours to include on your travels through Scotland:

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Popular Day Trips to Explore Scotland

Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is the most popular tourist destination city for visitors to Scotland. It has so many historic locations, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and rich history. It is one of the world’s most well-known festival cities, with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Its World Heritage Site covers over 1.76 square miles and over 75% of all of Edinburgh’s buildings are listed – the highest concentration of listed buildings anywhere in the UK. So, wherever you find yourself in Edinburgh, you’ll be brushing shoulders with its past.

Explore Aberdeenshire

Explore the city of Aberdeen or some of Scotland’s many quaint fishing villages, such as Stonehaven, just south of Aberdeen.

Drum Castle gives you an exciting insight into the life of its past residents. Or, if you prefer moody castle ruins, you can’t beat a visit to Dunnottar Castle towering high on a craggy rock by the ocean.

Explore the Scottish Islands

Scotland Wildlife

If you love getting close to some of nature’s precious animals, you’ll enjoy reading about the grey seal colony at Newburgh Beach, the only mainland gannet colony in Scotland, and the red kites near Inverness.

More of Scotland’s Gems

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