There are a million ways to fill your holiday in Scotland with many things to see and do. There is an amazing range to places to visit and activities to try. From exploring old castles, tasting local food to whisky tasting, your time in Scotland will be filled with fun and excitement. Below we present few Scottish attractions that should be taken into account.
If you love playing golf, then Aberdeen is the place to visit. Royal Aberdeen, Murcar Links and Cruden Bay Golf Course offer a lot of natural appeal. The views on the sea and beach are making each game a spectacular event.
If you decide to go to Aberdeen for your big golf holiday, don’t forget about booking your accommodation at one of our Aberdeen hotels. All Thistle Aberdeen Airport, The Caledonian Aberdeen and Thistle Aberdeen Altens are located in a short distance to the mentioned golf courses, as well as the city centre, which offers many attractions and events.
On the west coast you will find hundreds of small spate rivers, streams and lochs, while in the east you find the classic salmon rivers of the Tay, Tweed, Dee and Spey. Fishing in Scotland includes opportunities for salmon, brown trout and sea trout angling , but coarse fishing is increasingly popular. Angling is the most important participation sport in the country.
3. Whisky tours
Whether you want to see the process of making your favourite spirit or have a journey to a remote Scottish island, a whisky tour is something worthwhile to consider. Recently, more and more distilleries have started to open their doors to whisky-loving tourists to show them around their factories. A great whisky destination is Speyside in the Scottish Highlands (commonly called the Whisky Trail). The area is the heart of Scottish whisky production with the world’s finest distilleries like Glenlivet or Glenfiddich. More than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries are located here. A visit at any distillery usually finishes with a generous whisky tasting, so make sure you’re not the designated driver.
4. Historic tour of Edinburgh
Probably Edinburgh’s oldest street, The Royal Mile connects Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyrood House. Visitors will find a lot to explore on either side of this historic road. Walking down Edinburgh’s High Street could well be the definitive tourist experience. People have been flocking to do just that for the last 700 years, and it might come as something of a surprise that this major visitor attraction is still very much the living heart of the city.
Don’t forget that The King James hotel in Edinburgh City Centre is located near the world-famous Princes Street, and a short walk from the Castle and the historic Royal Mile.
5. Shopping in Edinburgh
Get the most out of the sales with our hassle free Time for Shopping package. Our warm and friendly Scottish city centre hotels have some of Britain’s finest shopping right on the doorstep. Your package includes a night’s stay for two adults and Breakfast, plus a £10 shopping voucher as well as a bottle of wine on your arrival!