Britain 2019



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.
edinburgh castle, top attractions

Video: A local’s guide to Edinburgh

Edinburgh kilt designer Howie Nicholsby gives us a 30-second whistlestop guide to what makes his city great.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Video: Tour Scotland with actor Alan Cummings

The actor and proud Scotsman shows us around his homeland so we can get a real taste of the spirit of Scotland in this great film from NBC and VisitScotland.

Top 10 escapes in the UK

Living in the UK can easily feel very busy. Our towns and cities, although lovely, can be congested and the daily grind can become a chore to wade through queues and traffic jams. Our green…

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. Credit: Guy Richardson/VisitBritain

Discover beautiful western Scotland

In the far reaches of Britain lies a land so atmospheric that it has inspired myths of giants and fairies and where clan culture endures: welcome to western Scotland.

Who killed Lord Darnley? BRITAIN investigates

Lord Darnley, the spouse of Mary, Queen of Scots, was not a good husband, so when he and his manservant were found dead at Kirk o’Field in 1567, suspicion fell on his famous wife, but…

The Battle of Culloden, Jacobite rebellions, Scottish history. Credit: The Print Collector/Alamy

The 300th anniversary of the Jacobite Rebellions

In the 300th anniversary year of the first of the Jacobite Rebellions, here are three ways to mark this important moment in Scottish history.

Secrets of Scotland’s stately homes and castles

Architectural historian Charles Wemyss, author of Noble Houses of Scotland, sheds light on Scotland’s castles and stately homes, sharing the most fascinating stories of these buildings.

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This year is a very special one for Scotland

Break for the Borders

Sandwiched between the Cheviot Hills on the English border and the ranges to the south of Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders offers beautiful countryside and a wild, violent history

Scotland’s stately homes

Some of Britain’s best houses and castles are in Scotland, with their own distinctive character