Towns & Villages

Discover the best things to do in and around Scotland’s towns and villages.

Inner HebridesRegions of ScotlandThe Hebrides

Scarinish Visitor Guide

The Isle of Tiree, located on the west coast of Scotland, is a true hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its pristine beaches, unspoiled landscapes, and charming villages, Tiree is a paradise for nature lovers, history buffs, and anyone seeking a peaceful getaway.

One of the most picturesque villages on the island is Scarinish, a quaint settlement that offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life of Scotland’s Hebridean islands. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the village of Scarinish, its attractions, and why it’s worth a visit on your next trip to Tiree.

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Isle of MullInner HebridesRegions of ScotlandThe Hebrides

Lochbuie Visitor Guide

The village of Lochbuie, nestled amidst the breathtaking landscape of the Isle of Mull, is a genuine hidden gem that offers visitors a taste of the island’s natural beauty far away from crowds of visiting tourists.

Lochbuie lies at the head of Loch Buie on the south coast of Mull in a landscape that features fabulous coastal views and lots of scenic walking trails.

In this article, we’ll take a close-up look at this remarkable corner of Mull as well as offer a few suggestions for what you can do when you visit it yourself.

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Argyll & ButeRegions of ScotlandStrathclyde

Oban Visitor Guide

Nestled on the west coast of Scotland, the charming town of Oban has long been a popular destination for visitors. Its picturesque harbour and stunning natural surroundings make it a must-see stop on any trip to Scotland.

Whether savouring fresh seafood on the pier, enjoying a wee dram of whisky at the distillery, or exploring the rugged coastline, Oban offers something for everyone.

In this article, we will delve into the many activities and attractions that draw visitors to the ‘gateway to the islands’ year after year.

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Argyll & ButeRegions of ScotlandStrathclyde

Luss Visitor Guide

Luss is an attractive conservation village situated on the shores of Loch Lomond in The Trossachs National Park.

The village has a long history dating back to the early 6th century but it wasn’t until the 1980s that it became a tourist destination when the popular Scottish TV drama Take The High Road was filmed there.

There are 24 listed buildings in the village, as well as boat cruises, a beach, and watersports hire.

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Outer HebridesRegions of ScotlandThe Hebrides

Castlebay Visitor Guide

Castlebay is the main settlement on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides.

The village is a popular tourist destination, but it is perhaps best known for the ferry terminal which provides links to Oban on the mainland and the isles of Tiree and South Uist.

Castlebay is a good base to explore Barra as it allows easy access to the A888 ring road and the Isle of Vatersay. The village also features a number of attractions including the famous Kisimul Castle.

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East LothianRegions of ScotlandThe Lothians

North Berwick Visitor Guide

North Berwick is one of the top seaside towns in the southeast of Scotland.

Not only is North Berwick the home of the Scottish Seabird Centre which operates boat trips to the Bass Rock, but it also boasts golden beaches to the east and west along with an eclectic mix of artisan shops and cafés in the high street.

In addition, the town is surrounded by a number of noteworthy attractions which include North Berwick Law and Tantallon Castle.

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Isle of ArranRegions of ScotlandStrathclyde

Brodick Visitor Guide

Brodick is the main village on the Isle of Arran which is situated on the west coast of Scotland.

The town lies halfway along the eastern side of the island where it overlooks Brodick Bay and Goatfell mountain.

It is the arrival point for most visitors due to the ferry port but is popular in its own right thanks to its beaches, surrounding forests, castle and quality restaurants.

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