Scotland's Best Cities

10 - 12

Make your way from Glasgow all the way up to the Isle of Skye and back down to Edinburgh to truly get to know the best of Scotland.

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  • NatureNature
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • 2

    Fort William, United Kingdom

  • 3

    Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

  • 4

    Inverness, United Kingdom

  • 5

    Aberdeen, United Kingdom

  • 6

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Things to do in and around Glasgow

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  • Glasgow
  • Kelvingrove
  • Burrell collection interior view 2
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • edzell castle walled garden
  • Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Charing Cross Mansions, Glasgow
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  • Queen's View
  • Loch Katrine


United Kingdom, Scotland region

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The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is spirited and fun-loving with its strong maritime history still preserved in its cityscape.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. The city has many amenities for a wide range of cultural activities, from curling to opera and ballet and from football to art appreciation; it also has a large selection of museums. Glasgow is home to a variety of theatres including the King's Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the Citizens Theatre and is home to many municipal museums and art galleries, the most famous being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and the Burrell Collection. Most of the museums in Glasgow are free to enter.
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Things to do in and around Fort William

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  • West Highland Museum, Fort William, Scotland
  • Neptune's Staircase 2
  • Sanna Sands Pen Wash
  • Sandwood Bay 2
  • Dawn, Ben Nevis, Scotland
  • ArdnamurchanLighthouse

Fort William

United Kingdom, Scotland region

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One of the largest towns in Scotland's Highlands, this busy town boasts museums, warm locals, and access to stunning nature.

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants — and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger. Fort William is a major tourist center, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mor to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is a center for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains. It is also known for its nearby downhill mountain bike track. It is the start/end of both the West Highland Way (Milngavie-Fort William) and the Great Glen Way (a walk/cycle way Fort William-Inverness). Around 726 people (7.33% of the population) can speak Gaelic.
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Things to do in and around Isle of Skye

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  • Loch Coruisk Isle of Skye
  • Stoer peninsula
  • Rain on the way
  • Inverewe Gardens
  • The Quiraing
  • Dawn, Ben Nevis, Scotland

Isle of Skye

United Kingdom, Scotland region

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One of the Inner Hebrides Islands, Skye boasts unsurpassed beauty in its stark landscapes and coastal scenery.

Skye or the Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island's peninsulas radiate from a mountainous center dominated by the Cuillins, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country. The island has been occupied since the Mesolithic period and its history includes a time of Norse rule and a long period of domination by Clan MacLeod and Clan Donald. The main industries are tourism, agriculture, fishing and forestry. The island's largest settlement is Portree, known for its picturesque harbour. There are links to various nearby islands by ferry and, since 1995, to the mainland by a road bridge.
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Things to do in and around Inverness

  • River Ness - Inverness
  • Inverness
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • St Andrew's Cathedral in Inverness Scotland
  • Cannons on the Rampart - Fort George Scotland
  • 0341 Balnuaran Clava of the Bronze Age Ring of Graves
  • Sandwood Bay 2
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  • Lochan
  • On the A939 in Cairngorms National Park


United Kingdom, Scotland region

NatureActiveSmall townsCulture2 nights

Once coveted for its strategic locale, Scotland's northernmost city is a booming economic and cultural hub, full of Highland charm.

Inverness (meaning ""Mouth of the River Ness"") is a city in the Scottish Highlands.It is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom and lies within the Great Glen (Gleann Mòr) at its north-eastern extremity where the River Ness enters the Moray Firth. At the latest, a settlement was established by the 6th century. Inverness Botanic Gardens is located in Bught Park a few minutes walk from the west bank of the River Ness near to the Ness Islands. Inverness is the location of Macbeth's castle in Shakespeare's play.
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Things to do in and around Aberdeen

  • Rainbow
  • Aberdeen Castlegate
  • Old Aberdeen path
  • His Majesty's Theatre & Union Terrace Gardens
  • aberdeen beach
  • edzell castle walled garden
  • deeside
  • Golden Sands
  • Kings College Chapel
  • Scotland2007a 225
  • Fittie street
  • Queen's View
  • Slains Castle 001
  • Marischal College
  • Mercat cross
  • St. Machar's cathedral on a winter's afternoon
  • Aberdeen Castlegate
  • View of Garden, Crathes Castle
  • Craigievar Castle


United Kingdom, Scotland region

BeachesNight lifeHistoricCulture2 nights

With over 8,000 years of history, the "Granite City" has tons to offer including a port, beach activities, and many nearby castles.

Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city. The area around Aberdeen has been settled since at least 8,000 years ago, when prehistoric villages lay around the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don. The city has a long, sandy coastline and a wide range of cultural activities, amenities and museums, like the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and the King's Museum.
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Things to do in and around Edinburgh

  • Stormy Calton Hill, Edinburgh (Remixed)
  • The Museum of Scotland
  • Victoria Street, Edinburgh
  • The Royal Mile - iPhone
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  • edzell castle walled garden
  • St Abb's Head
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Portobello Beach from Seafield, Edinburgh, April 2014
  • 2003-06-06 037 Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Queen's View
  • Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers
  • Weekendje Edinburgh
  • Day 2342: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Victoria Street, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
  • Scott's View
  • Loch Katrine
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • St. Cuthbert's Church with St. John's in the background
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • at Dalmeny House (32)
  • Tweed Valley at Cardrona


United Kingdom, Scotland region

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As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is known for its rich history, idyllic setting, and spirited cultural life.

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. The city is home to many national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. Edinburgh is rich in associations with the past and has many historic buildings, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are jointly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2004 Edinburgh became the world's first UNESCO City of Literature, an accolade awarded in recognition of its literary heritage and lively literary activities in the present.
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