Scotland is in the rugged north of Britain, famed for its dramatic scenery of misty mountains, vast glens, and ornate gothic architecture. The capital city, Edinburgh, is particularly beautiful with a cityscape so stylish it looks like a movie set. Head up the ancient Royal Mile and feel a part of Scotland’s long history. For adventure seekers, Scotland is an epic playground. The Cairngorms mountain range offers climbing, hiking and even skiing, while the 790 islands around the coast are rich with wildlife and secluded beaches. If you’re a golf fan, head to the pretty town of St. Andrew’s to play a round on the world’s first course.

    Scots are a typically a loud and sociable bunch, with a Celtic culture all their own. When visiting Scotland, you should embrace the unique elements that makes it so interesting and fun: the sound of bagpipes, the taste of haggis, and as much whiskey as your temperament will allow.

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    • Edinburgh

      Edinburgh enchants first-time visitors with its effortless old world elegance. Its UNESCO-listed historical center is a beguiling maze of winding alleys, the skyline dominated by the regal crown steeple of St Giles Cathedral and the imposing turrets of Edinburgh Castle. But scratch beneath this grandiose surface and you'll discover a down-to-earth modern capital city.

      It's packed with laid-back bars, quirky boutiques, lush parks and friendly people. Art aficionados can lose themselves for hours discovering the masterpieces in the Scottish National Gallery, while nature lovers can escape the hustle and bustle with a hike up the verdant hillside of Arthur's Seat.

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    • Glasgow

    • Inverness

    • Aberdeen

    • Highland

    • Isle of Skye

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