Explore Scotland

Take a tour of Scotland's regions and find out what a visit to Scotland has to offer.

What’s on in Scotland: May Edition

What’s on in Scotland is a new feature, bringing you the best events, festivals, exhibitions that are happening across the month.

Long Awaited Borders Railway Opens for Business

The much anticipated Borders Railway officially opens, connecting the beautiful Scottish Borders with Edinburgh city centre.

What happened during Michael’s #ScotlandRoadTrip?

Michael's road trip was designed to get him reacquainted with Scotland after living for several years in Australia. I had one week to do a tour around the country all the while documenting it on the @Scotland Twitter page.

Scotland’s Romantic Places

Explore the romantic places in Scotland, including the Falls of Bruar, the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Hushinish Beach, Isle of Skye and more.

A View From The Bridge

Scotland’s iconic Forth Bridge is to open to the public for the first time in its 125 year history.

Best Hiking Trails in Scotland

In Scotland, we never get tired of boasting about our country’s beautiful landscapes. With rolling green hills and windswept mountain ranges, there’s no shortage of magnificent hikes and walks in Scotland.

Discover The Big 5 - Scotland’s most amazing animals

Discover the Big 5: Scotland's most iconic wildlife

Autumn moments

Autumn is a great time to visit Scotland, when the countryside bursts into a blaze of golden hues and amber shades. The stunning scenery is at its most vivid, gardens and wildlife are alive with activity, and there are countless festivals taking place and experiences to savour.

Stirling Castle

Stirling is one of Scotland's grandest castles, it dominates the countryside for many miles sitting on top of the volcanic crag of Castle Hill, surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs.

Explore Scotland: South East Scotland

The unique Scottish experience starts the moment you cross over into the Borders from England: the accents and the beer change, and you find yourself in 1,800 square miles of spectacular countryside and woodland

Explore Scotland : South West Scotland

Turn west from the Borders into Dumfries & Galloway and you're soon breathing fresh ocean air and taking in the incredible views across the Irish Sea towards the Isle of Man. The area is rich in history: it was here, in 1307, that Robert the Bruce launched his campaign to free Scotland.

Explore Scotland: Edinburgh City and Surrounding Areas

Stepping off the train at Waverley Station and emerging blinking into the sunshine of Scotland's capital city is a moment you will long remember: you stand in a valley, the Castle and the medieval Old Town towering over you on one side of the station and Princes Street and the Georgian splendour of the New Town on the other.

Explore Scotland: Central Scotland West

Visitors to Glasgow travelling thirty minutes from the city centre will find themselves in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Imagine standing on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, watching trout break the surface and hawks wheeling overhead.

Explore Scotland: Glasgow City and Surrounding Areas

Overflowing with style and culture, Scotland's biggest city is a revelation to its growing number of visitors. Its blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fabulous shopping and superlative wining and dining prove irresistible.

Explore Scotland: North East Scotland

The North East of Scotland is home to more Castles than anywhere in the UK. Speyside itself contains over half the Distilleries in Scotland, and the Spey and the Dee are, of course, some of the best fly-fishing waters in the world.