Collected by Diana Grayson
Isle of Mull PA65 6BD, UK
It's stiff competition for the best island in Scotland, but Mull must come close to the top. Where else can you go in the height of summer and still find peace and quiet, views to melt the eyes and restaurants to capture your tastebuds? Not to...
Greendyke Street, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5DB, UK
Glasgow, some might be surprised to know, has more than its fair share of parks, but Glasgow Green, gifted to the city by King James II in the 15th century, is by far the oldest. Once upon a time, this is where the locals would graze their...
Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51, UK
This waterfront’s transforming big time. Gone are the industrial giants along the river banks. Once a bastion of steamship building and the port where thousands of emigrants left for greener pastures in America, now you’ll find interesting new...
121 Bath Ln, Glasgow G2 2SZ, UK
"Glasgow has a huge Italian community. People say you get the best ice cream in the world in this city because you’ve got the skills from Italy and the dairy from Scotland. Sarti, a family-run restaurant, is one of my favorite places to get a...
48 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0XX, UK
Converted from an old warehouse just a beat from the heart of the city in Glasgow’s East End, Drygate Brewing Co. is the United Kingdom’s first experiential brewery. Sit in the Brewhouse Restaurant and you’ll be treated to a view of Drygate’s...
730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE, UK
The Gaelic translation of Glasgow, Glaschu, literally means “dear green place”—an appropriate name for a city which boasts over 90 parks and gardens within its city boundaries. A fantastic example of this is the sprawling Botanic...
Drummuir Castle Estate, Estate Office, Drummuir, Keith AB55 5JE, UK
Drummuir Castle is Diageo’s home of Scotch Whisky on Speyside, where you can escape the hustle and bustle to a land of peace and tranquility, mountains an drivers, and breathtaking views of the greenest pastures you've ever seen. When you visit...
Victoria St, Speyside AB38 9SR, UK
The Copper Dog is The Craigellachie's bar and eatery in the lower level of the hotel - but it's so much more. Where food has been sourced within a 40-mile radius from local handpicked suppliers, you'll experience the very best of local Scottish...
Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour AB38 9RX, UK
When in Scotland, do as the Scots do. Drink whisky. So whether you're a fan of whisky, or maybe of tours based on alcohol, I'd highly recommend taking a tour of the Macallan Distillery. It's only 5GBP for an hour and a half tour, which includes...
Newmill, Elgin, Scotland, Elgin IV30 4AF, UK
The moment I landed in Aberdeen, I was on a mission to find pure Scottish woollen and cashmere cloth and accessories, and all I had to do was ask someone who lived there to find it. Visit the legendary mills of Jonstons of Elgin, a centuries-old...
Bennachie, Inverurie AB51 5HX, UK
Bennachie may not be tall (at 528 meters, it doesn't even qualify as a mountain), but surrounded by Aberdeenshire's flatlands its iconic Mither Tap peak can be seen for miles. From the top, past fields of gold and green, the hard blue line of the...
Grantown on Spey PH26 3HG, UK
Over seven days, you’ll find the food, estate visits, and distillery tours and tastings just as spectacular as the daily hikes, which include Culloden Moor and Cairngorms National Park. From $4,095. This appeared in the March/April issue 2014...
Lawnmarket, Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh EH1 2PA, UK
Just off the Royal Mile after you go under an archway is the Writers Museum in Scotland's capital city. The museum honors three of the nation's finest writers - Robbie Burns, Robert L. Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott. It is well worth a visit,...
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