Visitor guides

Each of Scotland’s regions has something unique to offer. Read our visitor guides for a short introduction to the regional attractions of this diverse country.

  • Aberdeenshire and Moray

    Mountains, rivers and coastline in Scotland's north-east

    Aberdeenshire and Moray is one of Scotland’s less-travelled regions, but with just as much to offer as other better-known areas: a coastline of sandy beaches, rocky coves and dramatic cliffs; a rich hinterland of fertile agricultural countryside; wild mountain ranges of forests, rivers and glens; castles and cottages; and pretty towns and villages.

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  • Dumfries and Galloway

    Sea and hills in south-west Scotland

    Dumfries and Galloway is the southwesternmost region of Scotland. With a coastline on the Solway Firth of rugged coves and sandy beaches and a hinterland of rolling farmland, wild mountain landscapes and picturesque towns that have found favour with generations of artists, the area has lots to offer.

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  • Edinburgh

    Scotland's inspiring capital

    Edinburgh is one of the world's great cities, with something for everyone at all times of the year and a wealth of historical and cultural attractions, from castles and palaces to world-class galleries and museums.

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  • Highlands

    Archetypal Scottish scenery of mountains, lochs, glens and sea

    The dramatic landscape of soaring mountains, sprawling glens and shimmering lochs is what most people have in mind when they think of Scotland. The scenery, culture, and history of the Highlands offer a quintessentially Scottish experience.

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  • Lothian and Borders

    Fertile river valleys, sweeping hills, historic towns and villages and stunning coastline

    With a rolling landscape of fertile river valleys, sweeping hills, historic towns and villages, and stunning coastline, Lothian and the Borders have a wealth of natural and manmade attractions for the visitor.

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  • Perthshire, Angus and Dundee

    The heart of Scotland

    From long sandy beaches to towering mountains, from bustling cities to picturesque villages, from wide river valleys to wild glens, Perthshire, Angus and Dundee cater for all tastes.

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