Things to do in Scotland

Prepare to be welcomed into Scotland with open arms, as millions of visitors arrive each year. It’s no surprise either, as there are lots of amazing things to do in Scotland.

Situated to the north of the British Isles, Scotland has a population of 5.2 million and is split mainly into 3 areas. The famous Highlands and Lowlands, along with several islands just off the coastline. It’s a country of natural beauty, where hiking tours will take you through fields of heather and off into the mountains.

In fact, the highest mountain in the UK is in Scotland. With Ben Nevis standing at 1,344 meters above sea level. As such, walking and hiking tours in Scotland are a popular past-time, rewarded with incredible views across the country.

If it’s city life you’re after, then a walking tour in Edinburgh should definitely be on your list of things to do in Scotland. Edinburgh walking tours are a great way to see both the New Town and hidden areas of the old city. There’s the impressive Edinburgh Castle, as well as the medieval era Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace.

Several tours in Scotland also focus around distillery tours or pub crawls, which can often be combined with a culinary experience. If it’s food you’re interested in, book yourself into a cookery school. Learn to cook with local ingredients, ready to impress friends when you arrive back home. Alternatively, in the historical cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, delve into the underworld and prepare to be spooked on a fun ghost walk.

As for other myths and legends, you can always go in search of the Loch Ness Monster. Believed to have been spotted on a number of occasions living deep beneath the lakes. While you’re out in the water, you could always book a fishing trip on the River Tweed or a boat tour around the Isle of Skye.

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The Full Bhuna

The Full Bhuna

6 Hours

The Full Bhuna Glaswegian speak for ” absolutely everything…nothing left out”! The full bhuna tour takes you through lunch to 4pm, when you will feel like you have seen all that Glasgow has to offer…but will leave you wanting more.

Scotland & Ireland Rail Group Tour

Scotland & Ireland Rail Group Tour

7 Days

Our Scotland & Ireland 2020 route is a fast-paced tour of some of the British Isle’s most awe-inspiring destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.

Ultimate Whisky Experience from Glasgow

Ultimate Whisky Experience from Glasgow

9 Hours

Take a trip into Whisky paradise on our 1 day Ultimate Whisky Experience tour from Glasgow. Visit two distilleries; Tullibardine and Deanston; visit Doune Castle, Loch Lomond and enjoy a relaxing stop in the village of Dunblane.

Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Glasgow

Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites Experience from Glasgow

9 Hours

Enjoy a one day Winter tour visiting filming locations of the award-winning TV series, Outlander. Explore Linlithgow Palace, Outlander's Wentworth Prison; see Blackness Castle, the Headquarters of Black Jack Randall, and explore Doune Castle.