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Scotland Tourist Information

Scotland is located at the northernmost part of the island of Great Britain and includes the Northern Isles and the Hebrides. Scotland's capital is Edinburgh, while the largest city is Glasgow. Other mentionable cities and towns in Scotland are Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Stirling.

Scotland is famous for its large areas of wilderness, some of which have become National Parks. Remarkable landscape features are The Cairngorms (a mountain range near Aviemore), Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Loch Ness is Scotland's most famous loch.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Scotland

Scotland offers plenty of historical sites maintained by the National Trust of Scotland or Historic Scotland. Stunning Scottish castles include Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Caerlaverock Castle, Glamis Castle, Duart Castle, Cawdor Castle and Fyvie Castle. Other places of interest in Scotland are Arbroath Abbey, St Mary's Parish Church in Haddington, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Repentance Tower in Lockerbie, Melrose Abbey, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village in Sandwick, The Black Watch Castle & Museum in Perth and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, among others.

Family Days out in Scotland

Scotland is great for families and your children will love the Edinburgh Zoo, The Harry Potter Steam Train, Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Highland Wildlife Park and the Glasgow Science Centre.

Sport in Scotland

Scotland is the ideal location for your golf holidays. There are beautiful golf courses in every region of Scotland.

Canoeing, white water rafting, mountain biking, archery, canyoning and horse riding are well-liked sports. However, spectator sports are also very popular in Scotland. Soccer is the national sport, but cricket, rugby, American football, shinty, baseball, croquet, ice hockey, lacrosse, basketball, snooker, tennis, curling and badminton are also played, among many others.

Shopping in Scotland

Scotland offers a variety of shops, markets, malls and outlets. The best shopping destinations might be Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, but depending on what you are looking for, you might find it in one of the smaller shops and boutiques located in the smaller towns and villages in Scotland. Glasgow has Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre, Braehead Shopping Centre, Savoy Shopping Centre, St. Enoch Shopping Centre, Prince's Square, Decourcy's Shopping Arcade, Forge Shopping Centre, Sauchiehall Street Shopping Centre, to name only a few. In Edinburgh you will find Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, Princes Mall, Royal Mile Factory Outlet and many more.

Nightlife in Scotland

Bankoo Nightclub and Rags in Inverness, The Tunnel and The Cathouse in Glasgow, The Bongo Club and Medina in Edinburgh are ideal locations for a night out in Scotland. You will find pubs and clubs throughout Scotland.

Transport in Scotland

Scotland has five airports and numerous train stations which have frequent trains into and out of Scotland. Aberdeen Airport (ABZ), Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Glasgow International Airport (GLA), Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK) and Inverness Airport (INV) have flights from almost every destination in Europe and the rest of the world.

Ferry operators offer a ferry service from Belgium, Northern Ireland, Norway, Iceland and the FaroeIslands to some destinations on Scotland's coastline.

Official Tourism Office for Scotland

Aberdeen Information Centre

23 Union Street

Aberdeen

AB11 5BP

Dundee Information Centre

Discovery Point

Riverside Drive

Dundee

DD1 4XA

Stirling Information Centre

Customer First

1-5 Port Street

Stirling

FK8 2EJ

Edinburgh Information Centre

Princes Mall

3 Princes Street

Edinburgh

EH2 2QP

Glasgow Information Centre

11 George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DY

Inverness Information Centre

Castle Wynd

Inverness

IV2 3BJ

Perth Information Centre

Lower City Mills

West Mill Street

Perth

PH1 5QP

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