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 Stirling in 2022

Things to do in and around Stirling in 2022

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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 in 2022

Things to do in and around Inverness in 2022

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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Things to do in and around Perth in 2022

Things to do in and around Perth in 2022

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 in 2022

Things to do in and around Aberdeen in 2022

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 in 2022

Things to do in and around Dundee in 2022

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 in 2022

Things to do in and around Glasgow in 2022

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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