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Scotland, the home to magnificent lonely castles, skirling bagpipes, beautiful landscapes and a host of many other fascinating sights and sounds. All these features some up to the mystique that is Scotland. When visiting the country, you have the option of exploring by train rides, trails, touring cars or by boats to help you gather numerous unforgettable experiences. Be sure to plan your Scotland trip beforehand to ensure you get the most out of it.

The top 5 things to see/do in Scotland

1. Explore the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle

The walls and stone towers of Edinburgh Castle are a sight to behold. They have dominated the Scottish skyline since the 13th century. Since the castle is nestled on a black basalt rock, it ensures visitors enjoy breath-taking views of the city while being a source of information concerning the rich Scottish history. Here, you can also find the renowned Stone of Destiny and the St. Margaret’s Chapel.

2. Visit The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

Inasmuch as the Scots take pride in inventing things like the postage stamp, the bicycle and the steam engine, they are also responsible for inventing the game of golf. The sport has grown over the years and it now draws huge fans, the biggest being The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. It is famed for playing host to the British Open. You can learn a lot about the home of golf from the British Golf Museum.

3. Find your way to Loch Lomond

Locate just a short drive from Glasgow, Loch Lomond is an idyllic destination, and it’s the largest lake in Britain. It boasts of an abundance of trout, whitefish and salmon, which rake in anglers from different parts of the world. It is also an ideal location for water sports and hiking grounds. On the shores of Loch Lomond, you will find an awesome shopping mall where you can buy some of the local crafts. Also, you will find restaurants, a farmers market and boat and bike rentals.

4. Experience The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

The Royal Yacht Britannia was for over 40 years a floating royal floating residence travelling all around the world. This is an experience of a lifetime to explore the life of the royal family, including their guests and crew. While at it, visit any one of the five decks, including the Royal Bedrooms, Engine Room and State Apartments. One of the most outstanding features about the Rolls-Royce Phantom V, which was instrumental in travelling onboard.

5. How about visiting the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides?

Skye is quite popular with ramblers, nature lovers and birders, especially because of the romantic mountain scenery, lonely dens, rushing waterfalls and sandy beaches that make this destination quite remarkable. It also includes the remains of the primaeval oak forests with intriguing flora and fauna like the seals and otters. You only need to enjoy a ferry ride to get there.

Our best hotels in Scotland

1.?Ackergill Tower


Ackergill Tower

The 500-year-old building features its own beach, hosting 32 beautiful rooms that will have you experiencing a taste of Scottish life. You can enjoy the beautifully melodic bagpipe music, savour the cosy bonfires and have a beautiful night’s sleep in a four-poster bed.

2.?The Newton Hotel 4*

The Newton Hotel 4*


Located right in the heart of the Highlands and just about 10 miles from the Inverness is the magnificent Newton Hotel that is pristinely set amid beautiful beaches. Originally, it was built as a family house, but it is now a marvellous hotel with beautiful décor and gorgeous fabrics, surrounded by whisky distilleries and theatres among other attractions.

3.?Shieldaig lodge, Inverness 4*

Shieldaig Lodge 4*

This beautiful residence overlooks Loch Gaineamhach and it is situated just close to the sea. It offers a calm and rural feel, which is synonymous with tranquillity. There are a lot of things to do and see, including hiking and kayaking around the hotel. You can even enjoy a guided tour of the surrounding nature reserves.

4.?Courtyard by Marriott, Edinburgh 4*

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh 4*

Situated right in the action of the Royal Mile and the castle and Princess Street, the Courtyard by Marriot embraces local and innovative designs that ensure it stays comfortable, welcoming and sustainable to its guests.


5.?Hilton Edinburgh Carlton 4*


Hilton Carlton Edinburgh 4* & Pentahotel Inverness 4*

If you want to enjoy the gastronomical delights Scotland has to offer, this hotel is one of the best places to be. You will especially enjoy the Marco Pierre White steakhouse with lots of Scottish cuisines on offer. Get ready to be blown away by the timeless style and superior service.

When is the best time to go on holiday in Scotland

Although the summers attract many people, we recommend visiting during the shoulder months of April, May and September. The crowds are smaller and ideal for visitors looking for quieter holidays. However, the weather around this time is particularly nice and accommodation is relatively inexpensive.

Going on holiday in Scotland

If you want to efficiently get around the Scottish highlands, you need to find yourself a rental car to experience most of the region’s incredible attractions. Using public transportation could take you a lot of time to visit most of the top attractions here.


Enjoy your holiday in Scotland


Scotland is a fantastic place to visit, whether you are travelling with children, babies or pets. However, it is especially suitable for family visits so that everyone can enjoy the exquisite landscapes and architecture. Since there are lots of attractions, we recommend staying for at least a week so that you can take in most of these picturesque attractions.

The Voyage Privé travel expert’s opinion on Scotland


If you wish to experience a different kind of holiday, we recommend visiting Scotland for a unique travel experience. This is because there are numerous wonderful, handpicked Scottish hotels at affordable rates and intriguing sites to see, including the friendly welcome, the rich Scottish history, beautiful Scottish atmosphere and tantalizing Scottish gastronomical delights.


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