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 Moray & Speyside in 2021

Things to do in Moray & Speyside in 2021

Speyside is famous as the home of malt whisky, and - incredibly - there are more than 50 distilleries within a 12-mile radius. For whisky lovers, there's practically nowhere better! There's more to Speyside and nearby Moray than malt, though. This area is an outdoor adventure playground, a scenic marvel …


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Things to do on Mull, Iona & the Treshnish Isles

Things to do on Mull, Iona & the Treshnish Isles

Image: Emily Woolard

The beautiful Isle of Mull is the most easily-accessible island from the famous west-coast town of Oban. Its rugged landscape, abundant wildlife and golden beaches make it a stunning Scottish holiday destination, easily accessed from the mainland with a fast and frequent ferry service.

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Things to do in Dumfries & Galloway

Things to do in Dumfries & Galloway

Image: Visit Scotland / Damian Shields - View from Criffel hill

The green and pleasant south-west of Scotland has an incredible array of historical attractions, cultural heritage, pretty towns and villages, glorious beaches, adrenaline-packed outdoor adventures and beautiful green spaces. There is even a Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere …


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Things to do in Kintyre

Things to do in Kintyre

Image: Visit Scotland / Paul Tomkins - Mull of Kintyre

Often known as a 'mainland island' due to its remoteness, the Kintyre peninsula is a unique and incredible - yet still relatively accessible - place to explore and get away from it all. The place that inspired Sir Paul McCartney …


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Things to do in and around Stirling

Things to do in and around Stirling

Image: Visit Scotland / Kenny Lam

Stirling's strategically-significant location at the lowest bridging point of the River Forth and right in the centre of Scotland has made it an important place for trade for centuries and secured its place in Scottish history. It was once said, "he who holds Stirling, …


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Things to do in and around Inverness

Things to do in and around Inverness

Image: Visit Scotland / Kenny Lam

Inverness is the administrative centre of the Highlands and home to a quarter of its population. Surrounded by glorious scenery and the natural starting point for a huge range of outdoor activities and adventures, the city is situated where the river Ness meets the …


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