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Planning to tour Scotland but need help getting started?

VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
Hi everyone,

As I mentioned recently, our Trip Planner tool is a great way to build an itinerary for your adventures around Scotland, but if starting from scratch is a little daunting then don't worry, we have other options as well!

Here are some links to get you started, that will hopefully help planning your adventures around Scotland that little bit easier.

This trip takes you through Edinburgh (including Edinburgh castle, pictured above), St Andrews, Dundee, Aberdeen and Pitlochry, with a mixture of cities, the countryside and small towns to explore, including several UNESCO world heritage sites. From coastlines to castles, with beaches, breweries and cathedrals in between, this route has it all! Find out more here >

This route explores Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Oban, Isle of Mull, Glencoe and the Isle of Skye with views of towering mountains, mystical lochs and plenty of castles, culture and irresistible charm. Pictured above is a view of Oban from McCaig's Tower which is part of this trip. Find out more here >

If like me, you're a Harry Potter fan, then this is the trip for you! JK Rowling lived in Edinburgh when writing the books and many Scottish influences made their way into her writing. This trip will take you from Edinburgh through to Fort William (where you can see Rannoch Moor, the place where the Death Eaters board the train in The Deathly Hallows Part 1) as well as on the Jacobite Steam Train (pictured above, also known as the Hogwarts Express in the films!) Find out more here >

Lastly, if you're looking for some inspiration, why not check out 13 Reasons to Road Trip in Scotland

I hope these articles are useful for you and as always, leave a comment if you have any questions, we're here to help!
Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 


  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff

    I have another helpful post for you all, this time all about the hidden gems of Scotland with 27 things you must try next! 

    A couple of tasters below but make sure you check out the full post so you don't miss a thing!

    (Dunrobin Castle, North Highlands)

    (St Ninian's Tombolo, Shetland)

    (Puffin on the Isle of May, Fife)

    Check out the other suggested hidden gems here

    What else would you add to the list?

    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
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