Scotland has plenty of sights and activities to attract wealthy tourists, but what about those of us who have to make our money stretch a little bit further? Learn exactly how to travel Scotland on a budget in this complete guide.
One of the things I love about travelling around Scotland is discovering all the grim and gruesome bits of history that the tourist guides don’t bother telling you about.
Although the earliest known settlement in the city of Edinburgh is located at the famous Castle Rock – home of Edinburgh Castle – the remains of the very earliest human inhabitants were discovered in Cramond, dating back to around 8,500 BC.
The Scottish capital has been voted the public’s favourite city in several polls in the last couple of years, with readers of a wide range of media outlets putting it at the top of their lists.
Discover why The Telegraph newspaper recently voted Edinburgh the number 1 city in the UK.
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland both in size and population, with around 600,000 people living in this cosmopolitan city situated on the banks of the River Clyde.
Aberdeenshire has long been hailed as Scotland’s castle county, and with good reason, as this remote area of Britain is home to more castles per acre than anywhere else in the nation.
Speyside is famous within whisky-drinking circles for having the largest number of operational distilleries out of all six whisky-producing regions, with two of the most-consumed brands in the world originating from the area.
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland which is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. It’s well-known for its ferry services to the Hebrides which has given the town the nickname ‘The gateway to the Isles’.
Although the city is best known for its links to the oil and gas industry it also has a vibrant nightlife and extensive shopping areas, as well as some fascinating history in the old part of the town like Aberdeen University which dates back to 1495.
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is renowned for its culture, style and its huge variety of tourist attractions. The city provides one of the best shopping experiences in Scotland and is home to famous destinations like the SECC and Kelvingrove Art Gallery.
Edinburgh is the compact and hilly capital city of Scotland that offers a vast and varied range of activities that the whole family will enjoy.