Scotland

Scotland is the UK’s most northerly nation, traditionally famed for its mythical monsters, whisky, haggis, tartan, bagpipes and golf. Its landscapes are full of drama and variety, from the gentle rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway to the breathtaking peaks of the Cairngorms.
Scotland is packed with history and culture, from the neolithic sites of the Orkneys to the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Heart and soul: Travel the new Heart 200 touring route through Scotland’s central counties

A spectacular new touring route links a string of historic sights, and takes in some of Scotland’s most heart-stirring scenery

Balmoral Castle

Royal Deeside: Scotland’s Victorian Heritage Trail

Janice Hopper follows the Victorian Heritage Trail in Royal Deeside, Scotland, to discover the land that Queen Victoria fell hopelessly in love with

Early evening over Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. Edinburgh Castle history

Edinburgh Castle history: 900 years protecting Scotland’s capital

Scotland’s biggest attraction still stands proud above its capital city 900 years after its inception

Dalhousie Castle hotel review

A compelling history, gastronomic genius and the prestige of staying in a historic Scottish castle: Dalhousie has it all. Located just 8 miles south of Edinburgh, Dalhousie Castle is easily accessed using public transport, making…

The best British September day trips

As summer slowly merges into autumn, parts of the British countryside come alive with colour. Here are a few places that we think are particularly spectacular in September Keswick, Lake District Nestled within the craggy…

Review: Dunalastair Hotel Suites

This five-star hotel in the Scottish Highlands is a welcome surprise in rural Perthshire In the small village of Kinloch Rannoch, right on the village square, is this light grey stone Victorian building, which for…

Cromlix: Scotland’s country house idyll

As tennis superstar Andy Murray prepares to retire, why not book a stay in his country house hotel – the epitome of old-school hospitality, Scottish-style He’s made millions on the court, plus countless more through…

Edinburgh Castle and Gardens. Credit: Visit Britain

How Edinburgh inspired great literature

Scotland’s capital was the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. Read about the locations that inspired Britain’s literary greats Words: Lee Karen Stow Arriving by train into Waverley Station, the end of a journey from…

Cruising the Caledonian Canal

With Caledonian Discovery, slow travel means doing as much or as little as you like – bike rides, walks or kayaking – as your traditional barge putters along Scotland’s majestic Great Glen Scotland’s Great Glen…

Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens

Your city guide to Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is home to an iconic castle, world-class museums and a popular summer festival