While Scotland’s west coast islands usually take first prize for the number of amazing beaches you’ll find (hello Isle of Tiree) you shouldn’t be too quick to discount Scotland’s mainland either, especially in the far north where it’s relatively tourist-free compared to the rest of the country.
It was during my last visit to Sutherland, and while exploring the nearby Kyle of Tongue, that I took a minor diversion down a single-track road just a few hundred yards north of the A838 bridge and discovered a place that I just had to share with you.
When you think of places to visit in Scotland you might be like the majority of tourists and have all the big-hitters first and foremost in your mind. Edinburgh. Glasgow. The Highlands. The Isle of Skye.
But there’s another region that’s often overlooked. That region is East Lothian. Find out why it’s such a special place in this guide.
If you love visiting Scotland’s attractions you’ve likely considered taking a look at the most northerly point of mainland Britain at John o’ Groats. Maybe you want to see the amazing coastline in that part of the country, or perhaps go there as part of a North Coast 500 road trip.
The Tiree Music Festival (TMF) hosted annually on the Inner Hebridean island of Tiree has gained something of a cult following since the first event was held in 2010, and with good reason.
The Inner Hebridean island of Tiree is popular with tourists for a number of reasons thanks to its low-lying treeless landscapes, its abundance of wildlife, its beautiful expanses of golden beaches, and its weather – which sees this tiny island bathed in an average 1,450 to 1,500 hours of sunshine annually.
I don’t know about you, but when I’ve got a day off work I just love getting outside and exploring Scotland, especially if it’s a sunny day and there’s a visitor attraction I’ve been itching to check out for a while.
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The walk from Carsaig Pier to Carsaig Arches has to be one of the highlights of any trip to Mull, and although it’s a (very) difficult walk you’ll be rewarded with some of the best views on the island and you’ll see lots of wildlife along the way.
The walk from the pretty village of Dervaig to the spectacular coastline at Quinish Point has to be one of the highlights of any visit to Mull, and if you have the time I thoroughly recommend you get your hiking boots on and explore this remote part of the island.
The Inner Hebridean Isle of Mull is the third largest island in Scotland and is home to a wide variety of tourist attractions, with pretty harbour towns nestled along the rugged coastline and spectacular mountain landscapes in the island’s centre drawing in visitors from across the UK and beyond.
The Isle of Eigg is one of the smallest Hebridean islands on Scotland’s west coast (its got a total area of only 12 square miles) but it also has some of the most diverse landscapes in the country, and in my opinion it’s totally underrated as a tourist destination.