From echoing bagpipes and fine whisky to highland music, historic castles and ancient stone cities, Scotland offers a unique experience to every visitor. Bask in the rich geological diversity Scotland offers including wondrous natural landscapes, refined country gardens, sheltered lochs and the rugged beauty of the outer isles. Planning a journey to Scotland and looking for more inspiration? We've compiled all sorts of useful links to explore our upcoming trips, sources of inspirational information and helpful resources from our blogging archives to get you started.
From the Lowlands and Royal Edinburgh, to the Highlands and Western Isles, we shall discover a land of magnificent beauty and turbulent history on this special in-depth tour of Scotland. A land and people apart, Scotland has an endearing charm and a special place in the hearts of Canadians from all walks of life... READ MORE
"The history of Scotland is as fascinating as it is complex. There were tribal Celts and ancient, face-painted Picts, Roman conquerors and audacious red-headed Vikings, fallen monarchs and powerful warrior-royals, noble clansmen, great explorers, pensive philosophers, bright inventors, and all that came with them and the remnants they left beind..." READ MORE
"When it comes to unique attractions and picture perfect beauty spots, Edinburgh has more than a few to share. Enjoy a wander around the city and you'll be rewarded with much more than you bargained for. So what hidden gems should you be looking for? Here are 10 suggestions..." READ MORE
“Scotland is home to some incredible varieties of food; from succulent seafood and traditional hearty haggis, to colourful vegan dishes and delicious locally sourced ingredients, there is a wealth of food to try. Scotland is surrounded by plentiful seas, and boasts lush mountains, fertile lands and varied weather..." READ MORE
“Famous for being the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, this beautiful loch (lake) stretches 23 miles long. It’s 230 metres deep and is surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Great Glen. While its dramatic landscapes draw thousands of annual visitors, so does the mystery of the loch’s famous monster...” READ MORE
“As Scotland’s national drink and biggest export, whisky is a strong part of Scottish culture. With distilleries scattered all across the country, the majority of the world’s most famous whiskies are produced in Scotland and shipped all across the globe. Distilleries are located across five main regions, each known for producing specific flavours and tastes...” READ MORE
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“A wee country with a big personality, Scotland has bucket-loads of experiences to offer. This 10-day do-it-yourself journey may be just what you’re looking for. Fly to Edinburgh and transfer to your Edinburgh hotel for your first three nights. Spend this first day getting familiar with your surroundings. Next day, you’ll have tickets for Edinburgh’s city bus tour…” READ MORE
"August is the best time to visit Scotland, when the heather is blooming and the military Tattoo is in full swing. We began our exciting tour of this picturesque land in Glasgow before heading to the quaint town of Alloway – the birthplace of poet Robbie Burns and home to a national museum dedicated to his works..." READ MORE
"Standing on the dock overlooking Loch Lomond (located near Greenock, Scotland) as a Canadian you can feel right at home amid outstanding scenery of mountains, forests, and the serenity of the lake. Breathing in the clean fresh air, admiring the views of nature all around, and simply being there at that moment..." READ MORE
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Research by Monita Lee.