Och aye the noo and a caber in your sporran! Welcome to Scotland, a country with more tourist attractions than you can fling a haggis at.
From the Highlands to the Lowlands, Dundee to Cumbernauld, there are hundreds of sights from across this country’s long and varied history.
So whether you’re after a kilt-wearing cliché or a hip highland hangout, we’ve found a few places to suit almost any tourist.
A search for good old Nessie
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Loch Ness for one reason – to catch a glimpse of that galumphing mystical beast known as the Loch Ness Monster.
Yet you don’t have to skulk around the coastline of the loch to try to hunt this monster down. Loch Ness cruises are available to help you hit the water and take a look.
More than the monster, these cruises give you the opportunity to view the majestic castles and soothing scenery. On the banks of Loch Ness lie an abundance of nature and history, and it can all be experienced for a song.
A cruise can cost as little as £14 – so what are you waiting for?
A flavour of Glasgow
Glasgow is the beating cosmopolitan heart of Scotland, a city with nightlife for every occasion. High quality restaurants, winsome nightclubs and classy cinemas – Glasgow’s got it all and much more besides.
For a drink and a dance, why not head along to The Cathouse, a noisy, grunge-filled mainstay of Glasgow’s city centre that’s open most nights of the week? Or for less heavy tunes, hit The Garage, where dance music and foam parties are the name of the game.
Quieter revellers might want to avoid the city centre and head for the West End. Ashton Lane is one of the most reputable spots in the area, especially if you’re searching for a romantic spot to take a date.
Catch a film at the Grosvenor Cinema then steal away to one of the many lovely restaurants on this romantic lane. On a good night, you can sit outside, under the fairy lights swathed above this cobblestoned gem, and look up at them like artificial stars.
A world of Discovery
Smaller than Edinburgh and Glasgow, Dundee has forever been in the shadow of the larger cities. But the City of Discovery can offer plenty to the tourist looking to enjoy a compact city crammed with delights.
With even a daytrip to the city centre of Dundee, you’ll see the RRS Discovery (a ship rooted in history), the Verdant Works (a fascinating museum on jute mills), and the internationally known MacManus Galleries.
That’s really only the tip of the iceberg, in terms of both Dundee and Scotland as a whole. Got any more sights you’d love to share? Then let us know in the comments below!