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 Perth

Things to do in and around Perth

Dubbed Scotland's Fair City after Sir Walter Scott's 1828 novel The Fair Maid of Perth, this historic city on the banks of the river Tay is a wonderful place for a break in any season.

Particularly known for its art galleries and rich history, the city of Perth punches …


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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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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 of Dundee has a wonderful location on the banks of the …


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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 Kilmartin Glen

Things to do in Kilmartin Glen

Image: Johannes Woolard

Just an hour south of Oban, to the north of Lochgilphead and the Kintyre peninsula, 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 prehistoric.

Kilmartin Glen has been populated …


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Things to do in and around Edinburgh

Things to do in and around Edinburgh

Image: Visit Scotland / Kenny Lam

Edinburgh is truly a world city with a huge range of attractions to appeal to any discerning holidaymaker. Among many other accolades, its old town and new town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its location is no less worthy of …


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