Scotland Travel Guide

Scotland offers an unparalleled blend of stunning natural beauty, charming villages, bustling cities and a rich history.

This unique combination makes it a perfect destination for nature lovers, history buffs, whiskey enthusiasts and foodies alike. Whatever type of traveler you are, there’s something that’ll tickle your fancy in Scotland. (You can quote me on that!)

From fairytale Edinburgh to moss-covered glens in the Isle of Skye, and from buzzing Glasgow to colorful seaside villages, there are truly endless places to explore and things to do in Scotland.

We’ve got all sorts of resources and articles for you to help plan your dream Scotland trip!

Not sure where to start?

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Scotland travel resources

Scotland vs. Ireland: Which should you visit?

If you’re debating whether you should visit Scotland vs. Ireland, this guide can help you decide which is the best choice for your travel style and preferences.

24 Fun Things to do in Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, has an incredible variety of sights. Whether you’re searching for Nessie on the banks of the infamous Loch Ness or having a pint downtown, you can find your own adventure in this round up of things to do in Inverness.

37 Unique Things to do in Glasgow, Scotland

If you’re traveling to Scotland, you don’t want to miss this list of things to do in Glasgow. Considered the gateway to many other incredible adventures in Scotland, it’s bound to be on your travel itinerary. In this guide, we’re sharing our top picks to help you plan your visit...

Scotland Camping Guide: Essential Tips + Best Campsites in Scotland

With so much pristine country to explore, a lot goes into planning an epic Scotland camping trip. We put together this guide covering things like how to pack, when to go, and what to expect at Scotland campsites and caravan parks.

16 Essential Tips for Driving in Scotland + How to choose the BEST Rental Car

If you’re planning a trip to explore all over Scotland, renting a car may be a great option for you. This guide breaks down everything you need to know about getting a rental car and driving in Scotland, including where to find the best deals.

17 Dreamy Scotland Glamping Stays

Scotland glamping is something everyone should experience. From pods and geo domes to hobbit huts and converted double-decker buses, here are some of the country’s best places to go glamping.

Edinburgh to Glasgow: How to Get There + Tips

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow in Scotland involves a short trip, making it a breeze to explore both unique cities in one visit. This guide breaks down all your options for transportation between the two destinations.

21 Best Places to Visit in Scotland

We’ve put together this guide of the best places to visit in Scotland so you can plan the perfect itinerary. From the medieval castles to cosmopolitan cities, this list covers all interests to make your Scottish holiday a trip to remember.

40 Insanely Fun Things to do in Edinburgh

A lovely blend of old and new, renowned for its gastronomic scene, historical sights and high culture, Edinburgh truly has something for everyone. We’ve curated this list of the best things to do in Edinburgh to help you plan your trip.

Best Campervan Hire in Scotland: Ultimate Guide

Searching for the best campervan to hire for your Scotland trip? We’ve rounded up the best rental options along with pros, cons and insider tips so you can plan the perfect campervan trip!

ULTIMATE Guide to Isle of Skye, Scotland: 29 Things to do + Essential Tips

The Isle of Skye is one of many crown jewels nestled in the Scottish Highlands. We put together this ultimate guide with everything you’ll need to know when planning a visit: when to go, where to stay, things to do, and essential tips.

How to Plan the Ultimate Scotland Road Trip

The freedom of road tripping is a great way to see all that Scotland has to offer. From vehicle rentals to budgeting to en route entertainment, here is everything you need to help you plan your Scotland road trip.

33 Unforgettable Things to do in Scotland

With its incredible landscapes, towering mountains, white sand beaches and tremendous history, Scotland should definitely be on your travel radar. In this guide, we’ve outlined some of our favorite things to do in Scotland to help you plan your visit.

Best Time to Visit Scotland: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Scotland makes a great place to travel for jaw-dropping scenery, interesting history and a lively, welcoming culture. We put together this overview to help you determine the best time to visit Scotland and what you can expect during each season.

North Coast 500: Guide to Scotland’s Most Scenic Road Trip Route

The North Coast 500 route is the best road trip in the UK. To make the most of your trip through Scotland, it is important to plan ahead. This guide to visiting the NC500 will ensure you have a smooth journey.

Land’s End to John o’ Groats: How to Travel the Length of the UK

Traversing the length of the UK is quite the feat and requires some preparation and planning—especially if you plan to travel from Land’s End to John o’ Groats on foot or bicycle. In this article we break down the highlights and different route options to help you plan your journey.

Inverness to Isle of Skye: How to Get There + Tips

Traveling from Inverness to Isle of Skye is doable, but requires some advanced planning with a few different transportation methods. In this guide, we’ve broken down all the best options for traveling between both can’t-miss destinations.

Edinburgh to Isle of Skye: How to Get There + Tips

Traveling from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye is doable, but requires some advanced planning with so many different transportation options. In this guide, we’ve broken down all the best options for traveling between both can’t-miss destinations.

Glasgow to Inverness: How to Get There + Tips

Getting from Glasgow to Inverness is straightforward with all of Scotland’s readily available transportation options. This guide breaks down all your options to get from one to the other.

Edinburgh to Inverness: How to Get There + Tips

Traveling from Edinburgh to Inverness is simple with so many different transportation options. In this guide, we cover all the different ways you can get from one city to the other to make the most out of your visit.

22 Scottish Foods to Try in Scotland

Scottish food is the epitome of comfort cuisine. From the infamous haggis to lesser-known dishes, like cullen skink, we’ve rounded up the best Scottish foods to try (plus, a couple to skip!).

How to Choose the Best Loch Ness Cruise or Boat Tour

With stunning Scotland Highlands scenery, ancient castles, and the elusive “Nessie,” visiting Loch Ness is a must! Specifically, a Loch Ness cruise allows you to experience all those quintessentially Scottish attractions. Read on for what to expect and which cruises are best.

21 Enchanting Scotland Castles You Can Visit

Whether you’re chasing fairytales or interested in history, you’re never too far from a castle in Scotland. In this guide, we dish out all the most enticing Scotland castles you can visit and actually tour or see up close!

The Old Man of Storr: Scotland’s Most Popular Hike

You’ve probably heard of the Old Man of Storr walk — it’s one of the most popular hikes in Scotland, and for good reason! We put together this guide with everything you need to know about how to do this iconic hike yourself and what to expect.

7 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Edinburgh

When visiting Edinburgh, you must experience the beloved midday tradition of high tea. In this guide we uncover the best afternoon tea in Edinburgh and everything you need to know for planning and reserving your high tea experience.

Arthur’s Seat: Edinburgh’s Best Hike

Looking out over Edinburgh from the summit of Arthur’s Seat, it’s hard to believe you’re just a stones throw from the city center. Find out exactly how to do this popular hike, what you should know before you go and tips for the trail in this super detailed guide to...

Dean Village: Visit Edinburgh’s most Beautiful Neighborhood

With the river flowing through its center, cobblestone streets, and a distinct lack of crowds or traffic, it’s easy to see why locals and visitors alike love Dean Village. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know about visiting Edinburgh’s cutest neighborhood.

Isle of Skye Fairy Pools: ULTIMATE Hiking Guide (+ Tips!)

Exploring Scotland’s Isle of Skye Fairy Pools is an unforgettable, almost magical experience. We put together this guide with all you need to know about visiting the stunning natural wonder in Skye. 

Devil’s Pulpit: Scotland’s Most Mysterious Hike

Home to the famed Devil’s Pulpit rock formation, this unique and mysterious hike known as Finnich Glen is something you have to see to believe. We’ll show you exactly how to get to the hidden footpath leading down into the canyon, plus what to expect.

20 Best Airbnbs in Edinburgh, Scotland

Experience Scotland’s capital city like a local with a stay at an Airbnb in Edinburgh. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, highlighting remarkable properties ranging from a luxurious art-laden studio to a hidden stone cottage.

London to Edinburgh: How to Get There + Tips

Are you planning to travel from London to Edinburgh? There are multiple ways to reach the popular Scottish tourist hub. In this guide, we've detailed all the various transportation methods to help you plan your route.

Bunk Campers: Honest Review of Scotland’s Best Campervan Rental

Planning an epic Scotland road trip and looking for the best campervan rental in Scotland? We’re sharing why we chose Bunk Campers and our honest opinions about the campervan hire process. Plus, we’ll bring you on a tour of our rental motorhome!

Be sure to download our complete packing list for Scotland! It’s packed with good suggestions and insider tips to help plan your Scotland trip. And it’s completely FREE, so why not!?

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