Walk a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle and you’ll find Holyrood Park – an outstanding area of natural beauty that offers visitors a haven of tranquillity amongst the hubbub of Scotland’s capital city.
Set in the beautiful Faskally Wood just north of Pitlochry, the Enchanted Forest is a spectacular outdoor experience that uses the dramatic background of the autumnal woods as the stage for an incredible light and sound extravaganza.
Yellowcraig (also known as Broadsands Bay) is a natural cove beach with spectacular views of the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island which was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous tale Treasure Island.
Situated just over 3/4 of a mile into the Firth of Forth, Cramond Island is a tidal landmass located close the village of Cramond near Edinburgh.
The Crieff Hydro is a popular resort in the Perthshire countryside that offers a range of health-based activities as well as large grounds for walking and relaxation. The hotel boasts over 200 bedrooms and over 50 self-catering properties, as well as restaurants, cafes and bars.
The Isle of Islay is one of the largest west-coast Scottish islands and has the nickname ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’ – a title that’s been passed down the generations for hundreds of years by the proud people who live there.
Pressmennan Wood is a gorgeous woodland area in rural East Lothian that runs alongside a ribbon-shaped lake that offers quiet walks along several paths with views towards the Firth of Forth and across the rolling East Lothian countryside.
A visit to Ben Cruachan (which isn’t actually a mountain – it’s a Munro) rewards walkers with some of the finest views in the Southern Highlands, especially if they make it to the very top of its summit and gaze down at the multitude of rocky satellites below it.
Standing 187m above sea level, North Berwick Law dominates the landscape around the popular town of North Berwick.
The Isle of Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides and although small at only 20 square miles it has become increasingly popular with tourists thanks to its golden sandy beaches and shallow bays of crystal clear water.
The Bass Rock is absolutely enormous and reaches 107 metres above sea level at its highest point, with most of the sides of this 320 million-year-old volcanic plug standing almost vertical above the pounding waves of the Firth of Forth.