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Scotland travel guides

Our Scottish travel guides reflect the recent findings of our specialists who travel regularly to Scotland to seek out new places to stay and visit as well as imaginative ways of discovering the well-known highlights. The guides give tips on everything from Edinburgh for first timers to the culture and history of Scotland, so that you can get the most out of your time there.

Our Scotland specialists can guide you along the way using personal experience and in-depth knowledge on pursuits from touring the region's whisky distilleries or its medieval castles, to exploring the Isle of Skye or hiking through untouched valleys.

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Ideas for how to explore Scotland

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Scotland. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh for first-time visitors

    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.

  • Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

    Highlights of the Isle of Skye

    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.

  • Gelato, Italy

    20 Festivals in Europe worth visiting

    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.

  • Whisky barrels

    A whisk(e)y tour of Scotland and Ireland

    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.

  • Loch Ness

    Luxury vacations in Scotland and England

    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.

  • Barolo, Piedmont

    6 reasons to visit Europe in autumn

    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.

  • Roman Baths, Bath

    Uncover ancient Britain beyond Stonehenge

    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.