Famous for its whisky, quaint villages and the mysterious Loch Ness Monster, Scotland is a magical place with a fascinating history and dramatic landscapes that encompass everything from romantic lochs to mysterious lakes. Its numerous ancient castles are legendary, the food is sublime, and some of its beaches are even home to excellent surfing spots. And that’s just a taste of what’s in store for you on a Scotland holiday.
Scottish cities such as Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow offer countless diversions and activities. And Scotland’s tourist attractions, including ones that are remote and others that are household names, abound. Whether you choose to explore at leisure, visiting ancient sites and fascinating museums, or prefer to go hiking, climbing or cycling, Scotland’s scenic attractions and fabulous attractions await.
Why holiday in Scotland
Whisky tastings, fabulous feasts, fun festivals, great shopping, remote places to explore and stunning sights to see are all part of what makes a holiday in Scotland such an exciting adventure.
When is the best time to visit?
Do I need a visa?
What time is it?
Language & phrases
Culture & religion
What must I pack?
What can I do to be a responsible traveller?
What do I do in an emergency?
Whether you’re travelling to Scotland to enjoy its incredible culture and history or take part in active pursuits such as hiking or cycling, Scotland is an excellent place for a holiday. A relatively small country with numerous treasures and breathtaking scenery, from the sophisticated cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh with their historical sights and famous museums to the remote highlands with fortified castles and mystical lochs, there is so much to discover.
With its numerous celebrations of everything from New Year’s Eve (Hogmanay) to creativity and culture at the Edinburgh Festival in summer, its dramatic landscapes and delicious traditional food, Scotland is an absolute delight.
Things to do in Scotland
Vikings and monsters, kilts and castles, drams of whisky and lovely lochs… all of these fascinating things are to be found on a holiday in Scotland. Thompsons Holidays can put together a unique, tailor-made travel adventure for you and your family, a honeymoon package or a travel deal for a group of friends.