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Scotland Holiday

Tour a whisky distillery, travel to the Scottish isles, climb the tallest mountains in Britain and go looking for the mythical Loch Ness monster.

With tall granite peaks, rocky coastlines, canals, lochs and cliff-top castles, Scotland is filled with stunning scenery. Spend time in the major cities to see another side to the country, which has world-class galleries and museums, fascinating historic monuments and a range of cultural events.

Many visitors make the capital city Edinburgh their first stop. Stroll along the Old Town’s Royal Mile up to Edinburgh Castle. Here you can see the Crown Jewels that were used in the coronation of Mary Queen of Scots in 1543, when she was just 9 months old. See Dolly the sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal, at the National Museum of Scotland. Browse the shops along Princes Street, the city’s main thoroughfare. Come in August for the Edinburgh Festival, the largest arts festival in the world.

An hour’s drive to the west of Edinburgh is Glasgow. Once an industrial heartland, the city has been transformed into a leading cultural center. Explore its many museums and galleries including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Glasgow Science Centre and the Glasgow Police Museum. Visit George Square in the heart of the city to see its statues and monuments.

Beyond the cities, the countryside entices with scenic walks and adventure. Climb up the 4,409-feet (1,344-meter) Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Walk along the trails of Cairngorms National Park and spot wildlife such as red squirrels and wildcats. Learn more about the legend of Nessie when you visit Loch Ness. Try to catch a glimpse of the fabled monster. 

To get better acquainted with one of Scotland’s most famous exports, whisky, follow the Malt Whisky Trail between Inverness and Aberdeen. Visit working distilleries and sample distinctive malts. 

Scotland is also known for its many ancient castles that dot the landscape. Go to Aberdeen City and Shire for the Castle Trail. The route takes in 17 castles including Dunnottar Castle and Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of Queen Elizabeth II.

If you have the opportunity, visit Scottish islands such as Skye, Bute and Mull. Enjoy their wildlife, beaches and villages.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Scotland?

A: Like many dynamic cities, Glasgow and Aberdeen can be explored using public transportation or ride-share services. But if you're eager to head out and discover the region of Dunbartonshire or elsewhere, you may appreciate the flexibility and freedom that comes with having your very own set of wheels. For all your motoring requirements, see our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Scotland.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Scotland?

A: It really depends on where you want to kick off your adventure in Scotland. These are the airport terminals that service most flights to and from the country:

  • Edinburgh (EDI): 4,873 international flights per month.
  • Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.): 2,843 international flights per month.
  • Aberdeen (ABZ): 1,527 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Scotland?

A: Most travellers choose apartments in Scotland. But you don't always have to follow the crowd. You'll also find hotels, cottages and bed & breakfasts aplenty here, and you can book them all with Expedia.

Q: What does a Scotland holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: The sky is the limit. We have all the basics, like Scotland hotels, flights and cars. We've also got tons of attractions and activities to have a look at. Choose just one or a mix of a few.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Scotland?

A: We work hard to get you the best deals. So, when you bundle your Hotel, Rental Car and Experiences, you know you'll save a few dollars. Lock in your next adventure with us and touchdown in Scotland with a little extra money in your pocket.

Q: What are the best things to do in Scotland?

A: St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art, Botanic Gardens and Celtic Park go hand in hand with Glasgow. We suggest you check out these if your break includes time in this bustling metropolis.

For local icons in Aberdeen, get yourself to His Majesty's Theatre, Duthie Park Winter Gardens and Cathedral of St. Machar. They definitely live up to their reputation.

If you're lucky enough to be visiting Dundee, you won't be lacking in options either. Much-loved attractions here include West Park, Discovery Point and Verdant Works.


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The Balmoral Hotel
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The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel

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    4.7 of 5
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    Liked old style 1st class service. Only stayed 2 nights. Would have liked longer.

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    Fraser Suites Glasgow

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      Novotel Edinburgh Centre

      Novotel Edinburgh Centre

      80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
         
        4.3 of 5
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        Good location, great breakfast, room was nice and from the 6th floor the view was great.

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        ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile – Hunter Square

        ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile – Hunter Square

        6 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
           
          4.3 of 5
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          Great location Comfy bed No drawers in room - which wasn’t a major problem Breakfast reasonably priced and lots of choice Did however double charge me when I check it. It was rectified relatively easy

          PREMIER SUITES PLUS Glasgow George Square £78
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          PREMIER SUITES PLUS Glasgow George Square

          PREMIER SUITES PLUS Glasgow George Square

             
            4.6 of 5
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            Fantastic apartment and staff so friendly. Will definitely be back.

            Smiths Hotel £39
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            Smiths Hotel

            Smiths Hotel

            963 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland
               
              3.0 of 5
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              Smiths Hotel was cheap and cheerful. We were looking for somewhere to get our heads down after a night out in Glasgow and it was perfect for that! Bed was clean, towels were clean and toilet was clean so you can’t really ask for much more for such a fantastic price! Staff were friendly enough with ...

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              Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

              Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

                 
                4.4 of 5
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                I enjoyed the pond on the golf course. Took a stroll and the swan and ducks came by to investigate me, although I assumed they’ve had people feed them.

                Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
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                Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

                Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

                Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
                   
                  4.4 of 5
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                  This hotel is perfectly situated in Edinburgh's New Town. There are restaurants and a supermarket nearby and is about 15 minutes walk from Waverley Station. The hotel is beautifully decorated and furnihsed, as are the rooms. A great place to stay.

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