Scotland is a country that really does have so much to offer. The Highlands are like no where else on earth, while the whisky distilleries, arts festivals and picture perfect coastal towns make it the perfect place for a Autumn staycation.

Thousands upon thousands of people make the drive up from the likes of England and Wales each year, settling down for a few weeks exploring Scotland’s charm and this year that will certainly be the case once again.

For those who have never had the honour of tasting Scotland’s true delights (and we’re not talking about deep fried Mars bars), then here’s just a little bit of inspiration of where to go to set you on your way…

Loch Lomond

Scotland is filled with famous lochs. You of course have Loch Ness up near Inverness, while Loch Lomond is a stunning, serene area of the country providing Scotland with the biggest loch in Britain and 30 different islands to explore on it.

Located less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow, you can go from bustling city to peace and quiet in almost a heartbeat and if you’re looking for relaxation, then the many hotels and spas located around it offer the perfect place to stay.

Aberdeen

On the other hand, some people just want to have fun, and Aberdeen can certainly provide that. The east coast town is right on the seaside and is full of brilliant attractions from the thrilling rides and amusements of Codona’s, to the jam-packed casinos and bingo halls of the town center.

It’s a great place to spend a day, and with the rise in popularity of casino online, you could even pop into the local casino to see how it compares, and who knows even come home richer than when you arrived.

Elsewhere in Aberdeen you’ll find a number of museums, including the Maritime Museum and Highlanders Museum, while also Slains Castle is just north of the city, with the ruins standing proudly overlooking the North Sea.

Isle of Skye

If you’re looking to enjoy unbeatable scenery and some of the best wildlife watching in the UK, then you have to visit the Isle of Skye. It’s a hugely popular area to visit where you’ll see both puffins and seals as well as plenty of things to do inland.

The dining scene is also fantastic, with some wonderful restaurants that pride themselves on using local produce, meaning not only will you get to see all the delights of Skye, you’ll get to taste them too.

With whisky distilleries, wild swimming, rock jumping and fishing, it’s the wholesome week away you always knew you wanted. And now you’ve found where to take it.

Edinburgh

Everyone should visit Edinburgh once. It’s a stunning city that offers history, art, culture and a great nightlife all rolled into one. Visiting anytime of the year is great, but over the summer months the city is taken over by the Fringe Festival which runs throughout August.

It’s a bucket list festival for sure, with all the UK’s biggest and best acts turning up to play there, as well as all manner of other different performers too. It can be tricky to find accommodation during this period, and what you do find will be incredibly expensive, so be prepared for that. Alternatively, visit before or after the festival where you can enjoy absolutely everything Edinburgh has to offer hassle free, such as the Castle, the Waters of Leith, the dungeon, whisky tour and so, so much more.

 

You really can never be bored in the great city of Edinburgh.