Take a hike – go on, we know you want to! Walking in Scotland means mighty mountains to conquer and plenty of forest paths, coastal walks, and city routes to wander. So if it’s a walking holiday you want, or simply an afternoon’s amble, you’re definitely in the right place. What are you waiting for? It’s time to explore one of Scotland’s best assets – the great outdoors. A must is footwear for winter.
Just what makes Scotland so special and worthy of a place on your must-visit holiday list? This section has all the answers you need. Find out:
- Who Nessie is, and where you can (maybe) find her
- What you can expect from our unique music, language, dance and culture
- Who our most famous Scots are – from Rabbie Burns to Macbeth
- What makes our history special – our castles, stone circles and more
- And great practical tips for planning a visit, LGBT-friendly events and how to get married in Scotland.
Take a look through this section, and you’ll soon be an expert on everything from ceilidhs and William Wallace to standing stones and even our weather.
Outdoor Activities in Scotland
Welcome to Scotland, the ultimate natural playground. Here you can have a go at all the activities the country is legendary for, as well as some that you may never even have heard of.
This is, after all, The Home of Golf where prestigious and ancient courses beckon thousands golfers the world over to experience the sport at its most authentic.
This is also a land and coast made for exploration and adrenaline-pumping adventures; from mountain biking down rugged alpine terrain to navigating an aerial assault course across a forest canopy, to scaling the lofty heights of the Cairngorms to gliding long the shoreline of a Hebridean island in sea kayak. From world-class watersports to walking, cycling to aqualining, the possibilites for getting active in Scotland’s magnificent great outdoors are endless.
Accessible Accommodation in Scotland
Scotland offers plenty of wonderful accessible accommodation options, including sleek city centre hotels, eco-friendly retreats and luxurious country houses.
You can stay in a bustling city centre, with great access-friendly attractions right on your doorstep, or out in the countryside, where you can enjoy accessible walks or trips to the beach. Look out for facilities such as onsite restaurants, free WiFi, hearing loop, level access and accessible parking or drop off points.
Many establishments will be able to cater for those with a sensory impairment but please do check with the business before booking.
GETTING AROUND AND HELPFUL TIPS
There are lots of services to help you when you’re out and about, including fully accessible public transport and the Radar National Key Scheme – which will give you independent access to locked public toilets. Check out our accessible holidays section to find out more.