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Scotland Vacations & Travel

Scotland Vacations

With its breathtaking landscapes, medieval cities, and multi-faceted history, Scotland affords you a world of vacation experiences within its compact footprint.  Discover the wild and rugged Highlands, with their towering mountains and alluring lochs. Follow a Whiskey trail, visiting the distilleries that have put Scotch Whiskey on the map. Play a round of golf at renowned courses, in the country that invented the sport as we know it today. Wander through vibrant cities where the old and the new happily co-exist.  In Scotland, you’ll find surprises awaiting at every turn.

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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

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Princes Street, Edinburgh

Housed in a lovely Victorian building on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile, this hotel is a scenic walk from attractions and shopping.

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This picturesque city by the sea is known for its sparkling granite-clad buildings.  It is a popular base from which to explore Aberdeenshire, "Scotland's Castle Country."

Built on seven hills, Edinburgh is among Europe's most beautiful cities. From the medieval tenements of Old Town with the magnificent Edinburgh Castle at its heart to a thriving art and entertainment scene, Edinburgh offers a vibrant mix of old and new.

Glasgow, Scotland's largest and liveliest city, offers a cosmopolitan vacation experience. Here, you'll be swept away by the sheer variety of entertainment options available, from world-class restaurants, buzzing bars and live-music venues to renowned museums and art galleries.


What To Do

Attend one (or several) of Edinburgh’s numerous summertime festivals, including the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Take a day trip to the Highlands.  Ride across the Glenfinnan viaduct aboard the Jacobite Steam train, recognizable to millions of Harry Potter fans as the route traced by the Hogwarts Express.

With more than 100 world-class courses, Scotland is a mecca for golf enthusiasts.  The courses around St. Andrews are particularly famous.

With castles scattered across the Scottish landscape from coast to coast, you’ll never be too far from one of these storied monuments. 

Tour a whiskey distillery for an up-close look at the craft and science behind the production of Scotland’s largest export.

When to Go

The weather in Scotland can vary widely between regions, and it’s not uncommon to for the weather to change at a moment’s notice, or to experience all four seasons in a single day.

Summertime is the best time to visit, with temperatures averaging in the high 50s and low 60s F and an average of 17 hours of daylight. 

Spring is a magical time in Scotland, when and the flowers are in full bloom and the cherry blossoms bursting with color. 

Winter temperatures average in the 30s and low 40s. Scotland sees about 15-20 days of snow each year.