Historic Cities and Beautiful Highlands

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Discovering Scotland

Often voted the most beautiful country worldwide in polls, Scotland offers everything from historic cities to unspoiled scenery. This site describes some of its wonders so that would-be travellers can get a taste of what's on offer.

Glasgow vs Edinburgh

Glasgow and Edinburgh are less than 50 miles apart, and they're Scotland's two biggest cities. The former is a sprawling metropolis with great shopping, a world-famous music scene and lots of free tourist attractions. Edinburgh is a walkable city with beautiful scenery, top-class restaurants and stunning architecture. The latter could fairly be described as more touristy.

Glasgow the Happening Place

For young travellers with a taste for nightlife, Glasgow is probably the place to go. It's great for low budgets, too, with attractions such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on offer for free. Glasgow was named as the UK's first UNESCO City of Music in 2008.

Wanting a break from the young nightlife, you can still pause at the Hidden Lane, a hidden little historic trendiest spot in Glasgow. The focal point of Glasgow's most creative neighborhood is this antique tearoom. The corkage deal is amazing - for a small corkage fee, you can bring your own bottle to accompany your afternoon tea - enjoy the vibes, relax, and play some of your favorite online casino games as the world goes by, and the cakes are just as good, offering a cute and funky little oasis in what is quickly becoming a saturated market of 'cool' out on the main street, and the cakes are just as sweet.

Edinburgh: Capital of Scotland

Architecture in old Edinburgh is wonderfully cohesive, which, in common with other European cities such as Prague or Paris, makes it an attractive place to walk. There's a sense of history in the air. Popular tourist attractions include the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens.

The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands is the largest region in Scotland and is renowned for its breathtaking landscape. It has everything, including high mountains (by UK standards), rugged coastline, wild moorland, rich forestry and incredible lochs.

Among the many fabulous places to visit in the Scottish Highlands are Eilean Donan Castle, The Three Sisters of Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor, Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, Glenfinnan Viaduct and the Isle of Skye.