Scotland Is Calling

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Scotland, a land full of treasures, is waiting to welcome you. Follow waymarked trails around lochs and through forest parks. Explore our eight unique cities with diverse neighbourhoods, exciting attractions and relaxing parks. Discover rugged coastlines with magnificent views and delve into the past at our historic landmarks. For a truly unique experience, why not plan an island adventure? Each of Scotland's islands have their own unique character and culture to disover, or experience the best of rural Scotland on a farm stay at a working farm! All these moments, and more, are calling you to Scotland.

Cities in Spring

Scotland is home to eight incredible cities full of exciting attractions and unique food & drink experiences. Feel the buzz in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music, enjoy a stroll along River Ness in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands or explore historic Stirling at The Battle of Bannockburn and Stirling Castle. Aberdeen is a city of the sea and one of the best places in the UK to spot dolphins, and you can soak up the city’s culture at the award-winning Aberdeen Art Gallery. Picturesque Perth set on the banks of the River Tay is the perfect peaceful getaway or visit Dunfermline, Scotland’s newest city and explore Dunfermline Abbey. Spring is the perfect time to visit Scotland’s cities with lots of events and festivals taking place. Edinburgh Science Festival runs throughout April and the exciting new V&A Dundee Tartan Exhibition launches 1 April 2023 and runs until 14 January 2024.

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Unique Experiences

Scotland’s cities are full of surprises waiting to be uncovered. Did you know you can see a Highland Coo at Pollok Park in Glasgow? The cities’ vast array of parks and gardens are full of hidden gems. Or did you know that you could enjoy a beach stroll while in some of Scotland’s cities? Aberdeen Beach is just minutes from the city centre or take a stroll along Portobello Beach next time you’re in Edinburgh. Celebrate the creativity and history of our cities by following their mural trails or unique art collections, and be sure to visit the independent shops, like Glasgow’s Hidden Lane for unusual finds.

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Family Fun

When it comes to planning a family break, you'll find that Scotland's cities tick all the boxes. There's plenty of quality accommodation to suit all budgets, countless attractions to explore and lots of scenic adventures to be had in the cities' many parks and gardens. Uncover a treasure trove of 3,000 exhibits at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow's award-winning museum of transport. Step back in time at Dunfermline Abbey and Palace or bring history to life at The National Wallace Monument in Stirling. For an adventurous day out Edinburgh Zoo is packed with fun and un-zoo-sual things to do.

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Food & drink

Scotland's cities have lots to offer in the way of food and drink. Foodies will enjoy our quality restaurants, pubs and cafes with seasonal menus celebrating the best of our fresh and local produce. Look out for those displaying the 'Taste Our Best' logo like Torrish Restaurant at Ness Walk Hotel Inverness. Or take your senses on an adventure at one of the many food and drink attractions in Scotland's cities, like the Chocolatarium in Edinburgh or Stirling Distillery.

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Urban adventures

Looking for an action-packed getaway? Scotland’s eight cities offer plenty of adventure activities for those looking to get their adrenaline pumping and enjoy the great outdoors. From stand-up paddleboarding in Perth, on the banks of the River Tay with Willowgate Activity centre, to wakeboarding in the heart of the city with Wild Shore Dundee, go-karting in Dunfermline, and wall climbing in Edinburgh, Scotland’s exciting urban adventures will keep you on your toes! This year, Glasgow plays host to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, the biggest cycling event in the world! Get involved as cycling fever sweeps they city, there are plenty of fantastic cycling routes to explore in Glasgow. Start planning to enjoy a spectacular city break with a side of adventure.

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Travel responsibly

Slow down and really make the most of your city break in Scotland by taking time to embrace all the city has to offer. Follow a cycle path and see the city sights from a different perspective, on two wheels! Discover beautiful artisan design and crafts using locally sourced materials, indulge in our delicious local seafood and cheeses, explore hidden gardens and walks and get to know the friendly locals. Plan and book ahead and help preserve Scotland's natural beauty by leaving no trace.

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Scotland’s Cities