There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Scotland! Being able to dive right into the historic charm of Edinburgh, the beautiful natural landscapes that are perfect for hiking, and the gorgeous westerly islands that scatter the country’s edge, makes Scotland one of our favourite places to explore.
The Shetland Isles are a beautiful place to visit whilst exploring Scotland. Either take the boat from the mainland or leave the car and fly, whatever you choose, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with the charming Shetland Islands! Plan your visit alongside the historic Up Helly Aa Viking festival. Imagine lots of flames, hoards of Vikings and lots of fun!
The sprawling hamlet of less the 40 houses is the perfect place to for an idyllic Scottish getaway, not least because of its beautiful beach. Its soft, white, sandy beach is most definitely a great reason to visit, rent a small stone cottage and spend a few days living in this peaceful region of Scotland.
Yup, that monster has still not been found! Head over to Loch ness to see if you can spot the grizzly beast for yourself. Make sure to also visit Urquhart Castle that’s around 20 miles away from Inverness and don’t forget to try some traditional Scottish foods whilst you’re in the area.
Near the village of Crathie, Balmoral is a Royal estate that the Queen regularly uses to this day. Make sure to spend half a day discovering its beautiful history and sprawling estate. Balmoral Castle is open to us public between April and July every year, so plan your visit around this.
Dornie (Eilean Donan Castle)
Arguably, one of the prettiest castles in Scotland the Eilean Donan Castle is well worth a visit. Nowadays, the castle is open to the public to see inside and discover its history. Just remember to visit between April and December (it closes to the public for the first 3 months of the year).
Stay tuned. In our next article you can find more about the most known castles in Scotland.