Scotland

Travel destination guides for Scotland, covering the various regions across the country. Scotland’s regional areas start from the Scottish Borders region that shares a border with England up to the scenic Highlands and the islands including the Shetland and Orkney Islands. Known for its natural beauty and inspiring scenery and landscapes, Scotland’s regions have long attracted visitors from across the UK and internationally. There are regional variations in scenery and landscape including the urban areas where the cities are located including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen to the Scottish countryside in Dumfries and Galloway famous for its association with poet Robert Burns. There is also plenty of coastline including a number of splendid beaches, the regions offer plenty for visitors to see, do and explore in Scotland. The regional areas cover Central Scotland, Glasgow, Lothian, Highlands & Islands, Fife & Mid Scotland, North East Scotland, South Scotland and West Scotland. Find out more about Scotland, local history, heritage, local attractions and entertainment.

Learn more about the various areas in Scotland with our compact guides outlining local regional highlights, attractions & places of interest for visitors. The guides include information on local tourist information centres, local facts & figures, travel & transport, local maps & search, travel related videos & useful travel information & tips for travellers. The regions has a mix of landscapes from cities including the capital Edinburgh and largest city Glasgow, offering a choice of city attractions, dining and entertainment facilities to smaller towns and villages in more rural locations located in the countryside and coastal towns. The regions include the coastline on both Scotland’s west and east coasts both of which offer visitors some dramatic natural landscapes.

Notable attractions in Scotland’s regions include Edinburgh and its city attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Royal Mile, Edinburgh's Hogmanay, Edinburgh International Festival & Festival Fringe & Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Glasgow and its city attractions including the Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. Other attractions include the Cairngorms National Park, Ballindalloch Castle, Scottish Highlands, Floors Castle and House of Mary Queen of Scots and many more.

Scotland Regions Quick Facts:

Population: 5,295,400 million

Area total: 26,119 sq km (Highlands); 4,727 sq km (Borders); 6,446 sq km (Dumfries & Galloway); 1,340 sq km (Fife); 7,023 sq km (Argyll & Bute); 3,393 sq km (Ayrshire) & 1,443 sq km (Lothians);

Major Cities & Towns: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Sterling, Fort William, St Andrews, Hawick, Dumfries & Dunfermline.

Major Airports: Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick, Aberdeen and Inverness Airports.

Scottish Highlands Travel Guide

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Scottish Borders Travel Guide

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Dumfries & Galloway Travel Guide

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Edinburgh & Lothians Travel Guide

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Glasgow & Ayrshire Travel Guide

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Argyll & Bute Travel Guide

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Fife Travel Guide

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