Travel Scotland ! The land of bagpipes, whisky, history, dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Are you dreaming of traveling to Scotland or already planning your trip? Here is the online detailed Travel Scotland Guide by ZigZag On Earth with: photos, maps, planning info, best of, things to do and places to visit... All you need to get inspired and define your itinerary.
TRAVEL SCOTLAND - BEST OF
To inspire you to Travel to Scotland or help you narrow down the list of places to see and visit, below are some of my best of with many photos: moments, destinations, castles, lochs, landmarks. Scotland is amazing and you will soon see why.
TRAVEL SCOTLAND - PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Are you decided? Are you going to travel Scotland ? Great! Here are some articles to help you plan your trip to Scotland - general information, driving guide, Scotland accommodations suggestions, itinerary suggestions and a guide to the Scottish islands...
EBOOKS - ROAD TRIP GUIDES
Looking for a selection of the most scenic places to see in Scotlan, practical maps and systematic information to plan your trip. Have a look a the 2 eBooks:
- 15 Exclusive Maps with all locations identified
- 90 Featured Locations
- 80 Extra scenic suggestions
- 170+ Original Photos
- 8 Exclusive Maps with stops and detours identified
- 60+ Featured locations
- 12 detours under a day
- 115+ Original Photos
TOURISTIC REGIONS OF SCOTLAND MAP
Let's start with a general map of Scotland to help you get situated. The regions are the ones I used below to organized the articles about the places to see. Detailed maps of each regions with the locations of the things to do are available in the eBooks.
While traveling in Scotland, its capital city Edinburgh is a must stop. With an interesting layout between volcanic hills and historical buildings to explore, Edinburgh will keep you busy.
Glasgow, the largest town in Scotland, has an active art scene and dynamic vibe. Discover what the city has to offer on your Scotland Travels.
ARGYLL AND THE TROSSACHS
North and North West of Glasgow are lands of beautiful lochs where the mountainous region of the Scottish Highlands start shaping. The biggest Loch in Scotland, Loch Lomond, is its top leisure spot for locals and visitors alike.
The Ben Nevis and Glen Coe area
The Central Highlands are home to some of the most famous attractions in Scotland including Glenfinnan, Loch Ness, the Calaedonian Canal and Eilean Donan Castle. When your Travel Scotland, you will most probably have to drive near many of them, so have a break and enjoy!
East Central Highlands
West Central Highlands
ISLE OF SKYE
Jewel of Scotland, the Isle of Skye is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is a must visit when you travel Scotland. Highlights include the pinnacle of the Old Man of Storr, the Kilt Rock Waterfall, the view from Quiraing, and the magical Fairy Glen and Fairy pools. But if you want to get off the beaten path, plan a boat trip to the protected Loch Coruisk in the Cuillin Mountains. Ready to go? Check out the article about the things to do in Skye Island which includes a map.
NORTH HIGHLANDS and Caithness
When Traveling Scotland, many people turn around once they reach the Isle of Skye. But I recommend you continue up North and discover the remote and wild landscapes the North has to offer. From Wester Ross to Durness to Thurso, get a little off the beaten track in Scotland.
Just 2 hours North of Scotland by ferry are the Orkney islands, home of incredibly well preserved neolithic sites, stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. As you travel Scotland, these islands will transport you back in time as you visit its main attractions such as the Ring of Brodgar or the remaining houses of the Skara Brae site. You can start with the article about the things to do in Orkney which include pictures to help you decide if you want to make the detour:
LOWLANDS - DUMFRIES, GALLOWAY, BORDERS...
South of Edinburgh and Glasgow are the Lowlands of Scotland. Often overlooked on a Scotland Trip compared to the Highlands, they offer impressive historical sites and a tumultuous history. Closed to the Border with England the once mighty castles and Abbeys have been through many battles.
East Lowlands - Lothian
East Lowlands - The Borders
Inspired? Which ones do you want to experience?