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 the Scottish Borders

Things to do in the Scottish Borders

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 2021

Things to do on the Isle of Skye in 2021

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 2021

Things to do in the Scottish Highlands in 2021

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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Top Things to do in Aberdeenshire in 2021

Top Things to do in Aberdeenshire in 2021

Scotland's granite city of Aberdeen is in an enviable coastal location surrounded by swathes of glorious countryside. With the Cairngorms to the west, some of the most beautiful, rugged and unspoilt coast in the world, an impressive concentration of castles and rich history, and a range of outdoor adventures on …


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Things to do in the Cairngorms National Park in 2021

Things to do in the Cairngorms National Park in 2021

The Cairngorms National Park is a huge natural adventure playground, with incredible scenery, outdoor activities galore, and some of the most unspoilt landscapes in the UK. Wildlife-watching, great food and drink, stargazing and some iconic driving roads are just a few of the reasons we love it - and we're …


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