Rouse your social streak in Scotland with a historical hike through the highlands, a good giggle at a comedy club or a stay at a warm and welcoming inn read more...
Edinburgh exudes capital city charisma
The bold and beautiful capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan new world city resting under a historical facade. Festival-heavy throughout the year, this World Heritage city offers a vibrant blend of iconic architecture, modern 5-star dining and unbeatable entertainment, not to mention some intriguing battle scars.
Scotland's well-established tourism hub has accommodation aplenty from cheap and cheerful youth hostels in the Old Town to stylish self-catering apartments throughout the city's surrounds. Serious shoppers will want to keep close to New Town at the likes of the Mercure on Princes Street or the sophisticated Caledonian, while the trendy Le Monde and George Hotel both promise a first-class stay with a prime inner-city position.
Delight in a freshly rejuvenated Glasgow
Awarded for its cultural wealth, sporting prowess and innovative creative streak, Glasgow certainly doesn't exist in the shadow of its capital city counterpart. Just an hour from Edinburgh, it's easy to stay and play in Scotland's two greatest cities without having to play favourites.
When it comes to hotels in Glasgow, the city doesn't skimp on top-notch suites from the best in the business. Stay in the heart of Glasgow at the Hilton, Radisson Blu, Crowne Plaza or Marriott. Lesser known but equally comfortable options include the 4-star Glasgow Lofts, the Millennium Hotel and the stunning Hotel Du Vin.
More choices for a Scottish sojourn
The United Kingdom's northern star has plenty more to offer outside the ever popular cities of Edinburg and Glasgow. If you're curious about the legend of Loch Ness, head to the Highlands. As the Gateway to the Highlands, the rapidly growing city of Inverness is an excellent base for "Nessie" related exploration, with plenty of pleasant abodes including the waterfront Mercure and stylish City Suites.
For an authentic Scottish stay without missing out on big city conveniences, why not visit the industrial Aberdeen on the east coast? Galleries, museums, theatres, gardens and beaches will keep you busy before you retire to your Aberdeen hotel at perhaps one of two Scottish favourites: the Thistle or Malmaison.