Useful Links Scotland

To help you get the most of of your time in Scotland we have put together some links of places you must try and make time to visit.  Scotland has a great variety of different things to see and do, below we have listed just a few suggestions to help you on your way.

Dunvegan Castle Isle of SkyeScotland is well known for it's Castles and they do not get much better than Edinburgh Castle sitting high up above Edinburgh offering some of the best views in Scotland out over Edinburgh and across to the Kingdom of Fife.  From Edinburgh Castle head down the Royal Mile with all it's small closes, history, ghost tours, many shops, restaurants and bars, you end up at Holyrood Palace. Just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, Stirling Castle where Scottish history comes to life is a must for all the family and just down the road there is the famous Wallace Monument.

Away from Castles there is the wonderful Deep Sea WorldDynamic Earth, Seabird Centre, Royal Observatory, and one of my favorite tourist attractions Royal Yacht Britannia, all are great attractions for all the family in and around Edinburgh.

Cramond Village EdinburghShould you be looking for more information on each region of Scotland you might find the following links very useful here you can discover more about each region of Scotland and what they have to offer from attractions, to sight-seeing and explore Scotland's heritage and culture.

Aberdeen & Grampian - Malt Whisky Country and Scotland's famous Castle Tour and of course home to The Queen's summer residence Balmoral.  Angus & Dundee where you will find the magnificent Glamis Castle and many more attractions. Ayrshire & Arran one of Scotland's best golfing areas plus the Isle of Arran known as Scotland in miniature.  Dumfries & Galloway often forgotten perfect for exploring Scotland's nature up close.  Edinburgh & Lothians truly a must to visit, I am biased of course having lived most of my life in Edinburgh but honestly just a great place to visit.  Kingdom of Fife again I am biased as I grew up in Fife and in particular St. Andrews, great for golf, lovely small fishing villages, some of Scotland's best food and so much more.  Glasgow & Clyde Valley offer a real contrast, Glasgow is Scotland's largest city where the people really make the place!  Looking to escape to rural Scotland then the Higlands of Scotland is for you.  not so far north is Perthshire stunning scenery yet within easy access from the central belt of Scotland.  Last but not least often passed by is the Scottish Borders many great historic houses and Castles, Scotland's woolen industry and many wonderful sporting activities on the door step.

Golf is one of Scotland's favourite pastimes with literally hundreds of courses all over Scotland.  Below are a few links to specialist golf tour agencies both in Scotland and from the USA. We've also added a couple of links to our favourite golf-related sites. Drum Golf known Gordon the owner for many years, Drum Golf organise all sorts of golf packages across Scotland on some of the finest golf courses to a few of Scotland's hidden gems.

Golf Holiday Guide:  Golf holiday guide or check ot some great golf photography Iain Lowe Gallery:

Looking for something really Scottish we have added a few Scottish links to get you in the mood, maybe a little Whisky Glenfarclas Distillery or why not check out to see if you have any Scottish Roots.

Whisky and Scotland go hand in hand some links that might be of interest Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Whisky Web Site Directory and Malt Whisky.  Scotland's other national drink is of course Irn Bru well known for it's many great television adverts.  For a real taste of Scotland try Hebridean Smokehouse or Loch Fyne Osters or the world famous Arbroath Smokies.  Fancy trying some traditional Scottish Recipes this website might prove useful.

Looking to buy a Kilt then nip into Kinloch Anderson one of Scotland's best known Kiltmakers.

 

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