From pristine beaches to crumbling castles, exciting cultural attractions and ancient heritage, Scotland has it all. A country steeped in history, you can go in search of Scottish legends at the likes of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayrshire, The Battle of Bannockburn Experience in Stirling, and Loch Ness.
Scotland is also world-renowned for its unique and distinctive cuisine, reflective of generations of history and tradition. Today, the Scottish food scene is vibrant, exciting and surprising. Our hospitality is legendary and much in evidence at a fantastic range of cafés, bars and restaurants serving international, British and, of course, Scottish cuisine. Not forgetting thousands of Scotch whisky blends and more than 100 single malts!
Only 40 minutes’ drive from the city is beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, featuring 720 square miles of stunning terrain for walking, cycling and boating, or simply to kick back and relax.
Scotland has more than 6,000 miles of rugged coastline with the East Neuk of Fife, Sutherland and the islands of Arran, Mull, Lewis and Harris among thousands of picture postcard spots.
And as you would expect from the home of golf, golf courses abound in Scotland. Playing the championship courses of Carnoustie, Gleneagles, Muirfield, St. Andrews, Troon and Turnberry requires careful planning, but there are hundreds of municipal and club courses that also welcome visitors.
Glasgow is one of the world’s most exciting, friendly and culturally vibrant cities. Voted the ‘World’s Friendliest City’ in a 2014 Rough Guide poll, friendly Glaswegians are the thing everyone comments on.
It has a phenomenally vibrant arts scene for a city of its size. Indeed, some say the city’s size – big enough to be a city, small enough to be a village – is what makes it so unique.
Glasgow’s amazing architecture, fantastic venues and world-class museums and galleries are the canvas for many artistic collaborations – whether it’s Celtic Connections, Glasgow International, or a Play, a Pie and a Pint!
Like Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago, Glasgow’s most famous son – the Art Nouveau architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh – has lent his inimitable style to the city in breathtaking buildings like The Glasgow School of Art and Queen’s Cross Church.
Mackintosh is also celebrated at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, House for an Art Lover and the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow. Not to be missed attractions on an incredibly long list.
Nightlife is a mix of fabulous cafés, bars, restaurants and cultural offerings. The city is home to Scotland’s national opera, ballet and theatre companies and is a UNESCO City of Music.
But don’t forget to shop! Glasgow offers the best shopping in the UK outside London’s west end.