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 in and around Edinburgh

Things to do in and around Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish parliament and the official residence of the monarch, but it's not just the centre of political power - it's a centre of education, finance, history and culture of global significance. It's no surprise that Edinburgh attracts around 5 million visitors a year, and …


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Things to do in Oban

Things to do in Oban

Oban is one of the biggest towns on the West Coast of Scotland. It's a major transport hub but still has a charming and small-town feel that makes it one of the top holiday destinations in Scotland.

In Scot's Gaelic, Oban is called An t-Òban, which means The …


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Kilmartin Glen

Kilmartin Glen

An hour south of Oban, just to the north of Lochgilphead and the Kintyre Peninsular, lies one of Britain's most important concentrations of prehistoric and bronze age remains. There are more than 800 ancient monuments here, 150 of which are pre-historic.

Kilmartin Glen has been populated for at least …


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Things to do in and around Glasgow

Things to do in and around Glasgow

Glasgow was named the UK's top cultural and creative city by the European Commission in 2019 and it's easy to see why! The striking architecture is particularly special, and the range of museums and galleries is truly impressive. There are hundreds of things to keep visitors busy during the day, …


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Things to do in and around Dundee

Things to do in and around Dundee

Dundee is the fourth-largest city in Scotland by population, but it doesn't feature prominently on the usual tourist trails. We think it's a bit of a hidden gem, though, and we're looking forward to telling you why.

The city has a wonderful location on the shore of the river Tay, …


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Things to do in and around Aberdeen

Things to do in and around Aberdeen

Sitting between the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don with a long sandy beach in between, Aberdeen has a beautiful outlook and the city itself offers a great mix of museums, galleries, architecture, green spaces and an eclectic assortment of eateries.

Affectionately named the 'Granite City' or the 'silver …


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