The Most Popular Scottish Holiday Destinations

More than 8 million UK residents visited one of Scotland Holiday Destinations in 2017. It may not be everybody’s ideal holiday. When you think of taking a holiday you may think of going to Spain or Greece in the summer or even to the Alps in the winter. But why would you do that when there is so much on your doorstep? Scotland has loads of great attractions, destinations and activities to offer that you won’t need to leave the country next time you need a break.


Let’s start off with Scotland’s Capital city. Edinburgh is probably known best for its famous castle that shadows the city. There is also much more to see in this wonderful city. Next to the castle is the Royal Mile, the Old Town and New Town – all of which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If all the walking around on cobbled streets gets too much then why not head off to Portobello Beach and hope for some good weather.


Dubbed the “Capital of the Highlands” Inverness is the United Kingdom’s most northerly city. There is plenty to do in this peaceful city. There is the Great Glen that stretches from Inverness to the Forth of Moray. If relaxing is what you want from your holiday, then you are in luck due to being surrounded by golf courses. If you want a bit of excitement, then there are plenty of water sports to do. Just south of Inverness is the famous Loch Ness if you want to try and spot the elusive monster.



You’ll find Pitlochry in most lists of Scotland’s favourite destinations. If you need an escape, then go to one of the many cottages or lodges in the area. Surrounded by beautiful walking routes, this destination will please the hiker within you. If you enjoy fishing then Pitlochry is for you, there’s lots of salmon and trout in the area.



Situated in the Tay Valley this is a peaceful getaway. A small market town that has lots of self- catering cottages and lodges so you don’t have to interact with anyone. If a bit of excitement is what you need then Aberfeldy has it in abundance. Walking, cycling, bungee jumping and white water rafting are all close by.


The largest city in Scotland certainly has plenty to offer. There are famous cathedrals, brewers and museums to visit. There is the famous Science Centre and Riverside museum located on the Clyde. Glasgow also has a huge music scene with great intimate venues such as King Tuts. If a nightlife is what you want in a holiday, then Glasgow is the place for you.


Aberdeen is nicknamed the Granite City due to the architecture. There is plenty to do in the city such as the Maritime Museum, Art Gallery and Gordon Highlanders Museum (taking you through famous clansman history). There are sandy beaches and you are next to the largest national park in the UK, so there is something for everyone.