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.

Top Things to do in Aberdeenshire in 2022

Top Things to do in Aberdeenshire in 2022

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 2022

Things to do in the Cairngorms National Park in 2022

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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Things to do in Moray & Speyside in 2022

Things to do in Moray & Speyside in 2022

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 in 2022

Things to do on Mull, Iona & the Treshnish Isles in 2022

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 in 2022

Things to do in Dumfries & Galloway in 2022

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 in 2022

Things to do in Kintyre in 2022

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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