Proud. Historic. Windswept. Scotland may be tiny, but it’s bold and brave.
Striking towns, highlands and islands — Scotland is Britain at its wild, weathered best. Come for wildlife, walking, and plenty of whisky with the hospitable locals. Scotland boasts a warmth and a wild beauty that not even the rain can tame.
Try your hand at driven grouse shooting on the finest estates; become an hororary lord in any one of the many fine castles; dine on haggis, grouse, and world-class seafood; watch the rugby from a private box at Murrayfield Stadium; enjoy an exquisite whisky supper and finish the evening by sampling rare malts with your expert host; explore Edinburgh’s Georgian elegance with a knowledgeable guide; beguile your children with the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster; spot golden eagles in the highlands, and playful otters and whales in the Hebrides; take in the huge landscapes as you trek across vast untouched tundra; kayak with sea lions on the west coast; enjoy the tranquility of deserted, windswept beaches; work on your handicap at the world’s most exclusive golf courses.
Where to Stay
Enjoy incomparable food and faultless service at the finest Scottish castles and privately owned stately homes.
When to Go
May or September. The days are shorter than high summer, but the weather often more kind. Just remember that rain is part of Scotland’s charm.