Scotland vacations 2020 & 2021
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They’ll also help you dig deeper into Scotland’s proudly distinct cultural traditions, from bagpiping to single malt whisky production, and an entangled, sometimes bloody history with England that’s still strongly felt by Scots. Aside from its mountainous terrain, Scotland boasts modern, forward-looking cities. The capital, Edinburgh, mixes history, a dramatic setting atop a volcanic plug, and a vigorous arts scene that culminates in the annual Edinburgh International Festival and the alternative Fringe.
Suggested tours for Scotland
These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Scotland could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Best time to visit
Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Scotland, including information about climate, events and festivals.
Practical tips for traveling to Scotland, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.
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Our expert guides to traveling in Scotland
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Scotland. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Scotland at its best.
Defined by dark stone crags, sheer cliffs and rugged glens, the Isle of Skye is an otherworldly destination for hiking, fishing, and whisky tasting. Scotland specialist Emily suggests some things to see and do while visiting the Scottish isle.
UK and Ireland specialist Jasmine offers an insider’s guide to the indispensable sights in Edinburgh, including visits to Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Palace at Holyrood. She also suggests some ways to see a different side of the city.
From small village fairs to sophisticated, city-wide fêtes, Europe boasts a calendar of festivals to satisfy almost any interest. Discover new varieties of gelato in Florence, party all night in Paris and attend a Regency-era ball in Bath.
From hiking among the heather in the Highlands of Scotland to truffle hunting in Greece to French wine harvest fêtes, Europe is really at its best in autumn. Here are six reasons to visit after the summer crowds have gone.
Scotland and Ireland’s distilleries produce everything from honeyed floral blends to brawny, peaty single malts. Andea — a UK and Ireland specialist and a long-time lover of whiskies — suggests the best and most interesting distillery tours for novices and connoisseurs alike.
Stay in a manor house, dine in Michelin-starred restaurants, cruise Loch Ness in a luxury motorboat and get exclusive after-hours access to Dunvegan Castle. Our UK specialist Jackie describes the indulgent touches you can add into your trip to Great Britain.
Stonehenge is the most popular prehistoric site in Britain, but it’s not the country’s only ancient attraction. Discover the limits of Roman power at Hadrian’s Wall, a Stone Age barrow near Avebury and Bronze Age cairns featured in Outlander.