Destination Guides

In-depth guides to our favourite places in Scotland


Here at The Tartan Road, we're passionate about Scotland and want to introduce it to as many people as possible. Spending our time arranging the best Scottish holidays, we're really lucky to be able to explore so many parts of Scotland ourselves. Here are a few of our favourite destinations.

If you would like more details on any of these places - or want to know more about somewhere else, then please contact us. We love talking about Scotland and are always happy to help with any questions.

Things to do on Islay & Jura in 2022

Things to do on Islay & Jura in 2022

The rugged beauty of the isles of Islay and Jura has to be experienced to be believed. The beaches are some of the best in the world, and the drama of the landscape is plain to see in any weather.

The islands have been important in Scottish history throughout the …


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Things to do in Lewis & Harris in 2022

Things to do in Lewis & Harris in 2022

The Outer Hebrides in general - and Lewis & Harris in particular - are widely and justifiably known for their incredible scenery. Rocky coastline, imposing mountains and pristine beaches all combined to make some of the best views in Scotland and indeed the world. Couple that with the rich history …


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Things to do in the Scottish Borders in 2022

Things to do in the Scottish Borders in 2022

Sandwiched between Edinburgh and the border with England, hence the name, Scottish Borders is an often-overlooked region which many visitors simply pass through on their way further north.

Take the time to explore, however, and you'll find an exciting range of attractions - museums, castles, stately homes, natural beauty, adrenaline-filled …


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Things to do on the Isle of Skye in 2022

Things to do on the Isle of Skye in 2022

One of the most popular places to visit in Scotland, on the Isle of Skye it's all about the scenery! The views will take your breath away again and again.

It's a hiker's paradise, full of challenging but rewarding drives, excellent places to eat, some of the best producers of …


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Things to do in the Scottish Highlands in 2022

Things to do in the Scottish Highlands in 2022

Where are the Highlands?

Whilst anyone you ask can probably conjure up an image of the Scottish Highlands in their minds, this is actually not as straightforward a question as it might appear!

Historically, the Highlands (as distinct from the Lowlands) referred to anywhere north-west of the Highland Boundary Fault, …


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Our Favourite Lochs in Scotland

Our Favourite Lochs in Scotland

Scotland is famous for its lochs. A loch is a lake or a sea inlet. From Loch Ken in Dumfries and Galloway to Loch of Cliff right at the northern tip of Shetland, there are over 30,000 of them around the country.

Some, like Loch Lomond, are huge. Some, like …


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