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Things to do in Scotland: Your ultimate area guide

Scotland is filled with stunning landscapes, rich history and vibrant culture. Whether you’re looking to hike scenic trails, visit historic castles, or enjoy local cuisine, Scotland has something for everyone.

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Outdoor activities in Scotland

Millions of people flock to Scotland every year to spend time in the great outdoors. Whether that’s beautiful costal walks, playing sports, national parks, mountains or forests.

Hiking Trails

  • Ben Nevis: The highest mountain in the UK, offering challenging hikes and breathtaking views. Ideal for experienced hikers.
  • The Cairngorms National Park: Home to numerous trails ranging from easy walks to more strenuous hikes. Perfect for all fitness levels.
  • Lossiemouth: For coastal trails with stunning sea views, check out our guide.

  • Golf Courses

  • St. Andrews: Known as the "Home of Golf," this historic town offers several world-class courses.
  • Royal Dornoch: One of the best golf courses in the world, popular for its stunning location and challenging play.

  • For more information on top golf courses in Scotland, visit our guide.

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    Historic and cultural attractions

    Scotland is a country that’s filled with heritage and history throughout. Here are some of the highlights to visit when you’re there.

    Castles and Palaces

  • Edinburgh Castle: A historic fortress that dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, offering spectacular views and historical insights.
  • Stirling Castle: One of Scotland's grandest castles, with rich history and stunning architecture.
  • Eilean Donan Castle: Iconic and picturesque, this castle is located on an island where three lochs meet.

    Mueseums and Galleries

  • National Museaum of Scotland: Located in Edinburgh, it showcases Scottish history, culture and natural history.
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: Situated in Glasgow, this museum offers a wide range of exhibits, from art to natural history.
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    Family friendly activities

    Whatever your family enjoy together, you’ll find it in Scotland. From days out filled with nature to museums, shops and tourist attractions, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

    Wildlife and Adventure Parks

  • Highland Wildlife Park: Located in the Cairngorms, this park offers a chance to see native wildlife and endangered species up close.
  • Landmark Forest Adventure Park: A fun-filled park with various attractions for children and families.

  • Beaches and Coastal Activities

  • Luskentyre Beach: Located on the Isle of Harris, known for its stunning white sands and turquoise waters.
  • Nairn Beach: A family-friendly beach with plenty of space for picnics, games, and relaxation.

  • Local Markets and Shops

  • Farmers' Markets: isit local farmers' markets throughout Scotland for fresh produce, artisanal goods and unique souvenirs.
  • Royal Mile, Edinburgh: A historic street filled with shops offering everything that’s traditionally and historically Scottish, from tartan to whisky.
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    Festivals and events

    Part of Scotland’s rich cultural heritage includes events, festivals and traditions that are truly Scottish.

    Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    An arts festival that is held every August, featuring thousands of performances across various genres. You get to experience a vibrant mix of theatre, comedy, music and dance throughout the month. Millions of people visit every year.

    Highland Games

    Watch traditional Scottish sports events like caber tossing, tug-of-war, and hammer throwing. Enjoy a lively atmosphere with music and local food and embed yourself in Scottish history.

    Scottish Caravan Holidays & Static Caravans for Sale

    Book your Scottish caravan holiday today and start exploring the beautiful landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture of Scotland. Whether you’re hiking through the mountains, exploring historic castles, or enjoying local festivals, there’s something for everyone. Or if you want to buy a caravan, check out our Static caravans and holiday lodges for sale in Scotland.

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