Scotland's eight cities are perfect for a luxury city break because getting there (by air, road or rail) and getting around (by foot, tram, subway, bicycle, bus or luxury chauffeur) is super simple.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. It's known for its stunning castle, historic buildings, and vibrant cultural scene. Some of the top tourist attractions in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the National Museum of Scotland. It's also the centre of Scotland's thriving restaurant scene.
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It's known for its friendly people, vibrant nightlife, and world-class museums and art galleries. Some top tourist attractions in Glasgow include the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. There are also two major whisky distilleries right inside the city. Finally, it's a great starting point for adventures along the west coast and into the Highlands.
Aberdeen is on the northeast coast of Scotland. It's known for its beautiful beaches and its bold granite architecture. Some of the top tourist attractions in Aberdeen include the Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of the King, is just over an hour's drive from the city into the spectacular Cairngorms.
On the east coast, Dundee is known for its beautiful waterfront and historic architecture. It's home to some of the best cultural centres in the UK, including Dundee Contemporary Arts and the V&A Dundee.
Inverness is the capital of the Highlands. Known for its stunning scenery and rich history, some of the top tourist attractions near Inverness include Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Culloden Battlefield.
Perth is the ancient capital of Scotland. It's a great stop on the way north from Edinburgh into the Highlands, but it's also worth spending more time here to explore the beautiful riverside setting, the historic buildings, and the lively arts scene.
Stirling is in central Scotland. It is known for its stunning castle and historic battlefields. Some of the top attractions in Stirling include Stirling Castle, the Battle of Bannockburn Experience, and the National Wallace Monument.
Dunfermline was only made a city in 2022. It is known for its historic abbey and the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.