100 Best Things To Do In Scotland

100 of the best things to do in Scotland. If there’s anything missing, please leave a comment at the end!

    1. Visit Edinburgh Castle
      One of the finest castles in the World, dominates the skyline of one of the best cities in the World. Make sure you are there at lunch time for the 1pm gun.
    2. View the Forth Bridge (and cross it on a train)
      This iconic landmark has provided safe passage over the Forth estuary for over a hundred years. Get photos from the walkway on the road bridge but get up close and personal underneath it in South Queensferry.
    3. St Andrews by ZyllanPlay 18 Holes of golf on St Andrews Old Course
      This is the home of Golf. Play on the same hallowed grounds as Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods and Colin Montgomerie. There are several ways to get a tee time, including a ballot 48 hours in advance. The only real restriction is that you need a handicap of 24 or less for men and 36 for women.
    4. Watch an old firm game in Glasgow between Rangers and Celtic
      This is the classic game in Scottish Football. Don’t be put off by tales of football violence – it is incredibly well policed and the atmosphere is electric.
    5. Visit Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh (one of the spookiest places in the country)
      Edinburgh truly has an underworld. Deep beneath the city chambers sits a tenement block bricked up during plague times with the people left inside to die. Don’t go down alone!
    6. Watch motorsport at Knockhill Racing Track near Dunfermline
      Knockhill sits high on a Fife hill, battered by whatever weather is thrown at it. The track is tight, and windy which makes for incredibly exciting racing. Go during the British Touring Car Championship or the British Superbikes for a real taste of a Scottish race day.
    7. See Robert the Bruce’s grave in Dunfermline Abbey
      The man who led Scotland to victory at the Battle of Bannockburn is a hero to the Scottish people. His grave lies under an impressive brass plaque etched with the King’s outline. This in turn is in the floor in front of the pulpit in the Abbey. Find out also about Queen Margaret, later canonized to St Margaret. The entire place is outstanding and should not be missed.
    8. Walk to the top of Dundee Law
      While Edinburgh has Arthur’s seat, Dundee has the Law. This is the remains of an ancient volcano and the whole city is built around it. There is a stunning war memorial on top that gets lit on remebrance day. The views across the city, Fife and Perthshire are well worth hiking up there for.
    9. See in the New Year in Stonehaven at the Fireballs
      The ritualistic Fireball Festival in Stonehaven involves massive iron ball-shaped cages filled with burning material being swung around the heads of the carriers as they walk through the streets of Stoney. The heat is fierce but the atmosphere warm and welcoming.
    10. Comrie FlambeauxSee in the New Year in Comrie at the Flambeaux
      Similar to Stonehaven, Comrie has its own fire festival – the Flambeaux – where the strong men of the village carry massive burning poles around the old limits of the village to chase out bad spirits and cleanse the village for the new year. Fireworks and gathering in the street is the standard.
    11. Fish for Salmon in the River Tay at Dunkeld
      Britains largest ever Salmon came from the River Tay in 1922 by Georgina Ballantine and was a whopping 64lbs. You too can fish the famous waters of the Tay. Hook up with a Gillie who can guide you to the best spots and help refine your style. In January each year, Scotland’s salmon fishing season starts with the opening of the Tay and a bottle of whisky is poured into the river at Dunkeld.
    12. Bungee jump at Killiekrankie
      The only permanent bridge bungee location in the UK starts high above the River Garry at Killiekrankie. Jump 40m then get winched back up.
    13. See salmon leaping at Buchanty Spout near Crieff
      Nothing encapsulates the raw struggle of nature like salmon returning to their home river to spawn. This is a stunning spot on the River Almond near the Sma’ Glen in Perthshire. Some days yuo’ll get lucky and see hundreds of fish, others you wont see any. Back to basics attraction with muddy access path, no handrails and very slippy rocks. Tread carefully!
    14. Visit the ancient battlefields of Culloden and Bannockburn
      Possibly the two most famous battlefields in Scotland had very different historical outcomes in battles between the Scots and English. Culloden near Inverness has an eerie atmosphere and you can almost sense the slaughter when you shut your eyes on the cold windswept moor. Bannockburn also has an atmosphere – both have good visitor centres and give an insight into the life of a clansman 700 and 300 years ago.
    15. See the sunrise on the longest day on Ben Macdui
      Ben Macdui is Scotland’s second highest mountain and is bang in the middle of the Cairngorms. It is a long walk in and a big climb, but bivvying on this hill for sunrise on the longest day is a bit of a tradition with some outdoors-types. Throw in the stories of the Big Grey Man of Ben Macdui and you might not get too much sleep.
    16. See the sun set on the shortest day at Maeshowe in Orkney (with its famous alignment)
      Maeshowe is an ancient burial mound in Orkney. There is a long tunnel barely 3feet high that gives access to the burial chamber. On the shortest day around 21st December, the setting sun is exactly in line with this tunnel and illuminates the internal chamber.
    17. Dance around the standing stones at Callanish in Lewis
      Callanish is a stunning stone circle on Lewis. It dates back thousands of yearsm ad, as with many other stone circles, no one really knows its purpose. It is, however in a stunning location and is one of the must-see historical sites in Scotland. Just don’t dance round it naked like Billy Connolly!
    18. Take a seal and whale watching trip from Gairloch in Wester Ross
      Gairloch is a beautiful little highland community on the west coast. Several companies offer seal and whale watching trips from the harbour. Worth doing alone for the trip out on the loch, the added wildlife that is abundant in this area makes this a memorable experience.
    19. Charter a boat and sail through the Caledonian Canal
      Get a few friends together and take a relaxing trip through the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Inverness, or the other way round. Watch out for Nessie as you sail up Loch Ness.
    20. Falkirk Wheel by Daveybot on FlickrTake a spin on the Falkirk Wheel
      What seems like an insane way to move boats between two different canals at completely different heights became a reality with the opening of the Falkirk Wheel. It is a marvel of using modern engineering to provide a solution to an old problem for canal engineers. Plus it looks out of this world.
    21. Walk from Braemar to Aviemore over the Lairig Ghru in the Cairngorms
      This ancient through-route links Deeside to Strathspey and takes the walker through the finest of Cairngorm scenery. It is no easy stroll either, ascending to a height of 835 meters and crossing over 30km of wild terrain. Snow can cover the pass at any time of year and walkers need to be prepared for any kind of weather.
    22. Have dinner on top of Cairngorm in the Ptarmigan Restaurant
      A romantic spot for a meal in the evening – how about 4,000 feet up a mountain? The Ptarmigan is perfect for a hearty meal when skiing or visiting Cairngorm, but at night it transforms to a quality restaurant, perfect for a romantic mountain-top meal.
    23. Visit the Wigtown Book Festival
      Tucked away in Dumfries and Galloway, wigtown is a book lovers paradise at any time of year with it’s collection of book shops. Come festival time it is transformed into a living, breathing book world with famous authors, readings and events galore.
    24. Go to the Wicker Man Festival
      Also in this south-western corner of the country, the Wicker Man festival is a family-friendly festival that bills itself as Scotland’s alternative festival. It culminates with the burning of a giant wicker man, as in the Edward Woodward film, but without of course Edward Woodward inside!
    25. Attend T in the Park Music Festival
      T in the Park has been running so long, it has become as much a part of Scotland’s culture as haggis and neeps. It is one of the UK’s top festivals and brings the largest bands in the world year after year to an airfield just outside Kinross. Great location, great bands and great crowd.
    26. See a band at the Glasgow Barrowlands
      Almost anyone who has ever experienced a gig at the famous Glasgow Barrowlands will give testament that there is no atmosphere like it in any other venue in Scotland. Situated in the East End, amongst market a market with a huge neon sign outside, concert goers would think the place looks a little run-down. Well, possibly it is compared to it’s days as a dance hall, but the magic happens when the lights go down and the music soars. The crowd can’t help but bounce and on a sprung ballroom floor this is amplified til the entire place is going.
    27. Go to Shetland for Up Helly Aa
      The fire festival of Up Helly Aa is held at the end of January every year and celebrates the traditions of the Vikings who ran this part of the world for a long time. The festival culminates in the burning of a Viking Longship and is truly a spectable.
    28. Attend the Shetland Folk Festival
      Some of the best fiddle players in the world come from Shetland. With a line up of local and visiting acts, this is a real delight of a folk festival. Sleep wel before ou go because you won’t be sleeping while you’re there!
    29. Spend a weekend without sleeping at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
      If Shetland can give an insomniac nightmares, the Edinburgh Fringe will surely send him mad. One of the top festivals anywhere brings acts from around the world and goes on around the clock. The buzz around the city is incredible at festival time and the whole thing is ever so slightly surreal.
    30. Loony Dook by mrpattersonsirSwim in the Forth on New Year’s Day in the Loony Dook
      As part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, the Loony Dook is a challenge all those who think they are tough enough. Go for a swim in the Firth of Forth on New Year’s Day.
    31. Walk along the beach at Sandwood Bay in Sutherland
      Sandwood Bay is one of the most remote and wild beaches in the UK. It is also one of the most beautiful. Sitting just a few miles from Cape Wrath, the next stop is Iceland. It’s a decent hike to get over to the beach but keep going, the rewards are worth it.
    32. Climb Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete
      This one is for experienced scramblers/climbers only. Why climb Scotland’s highest mountain by the tourist route when you can climb it via an Alpine-stype arete. This is a massive day out, first climbing Carn Mor Dearg and then traversing the ridge to get to the Ben itself, all within sight of the biggest mountain cliffs in the UK. Outstanding!
    33. Climb the Inaccessible Pinnacle in Skye
      The In Pinn as it is known is a tooth of rock that sticks up just higher than the neigbouring mountain in the Cuillin of Skye. You won’t get any mountains in the UK more serious than this, and the In Pinn needs rope skills and a huge head for heights. Again for experienced scramblers/climbers only. If in doubt, get a guide!
    34. Climb the Aonach Eagach in Glencoe
      Aonach Eagach literally means Notched Ridge. It lies along the north side of Glencoe and is another serious undertaking. Around 2 miles of this ridge involves exposed scrambling with no way off. Don’t come down the Clachaig Gully, no matter how inviting the path looks. For a purist day, start back at the Devil’s Staircase and walk the entire ridge from there.
    35. Walk across Rannoch Moor in winter
      This is an undertaking that few have ever completed. Rannoch moor is a wild expanse of bog, loch and moorland to the east of Glencoe. There are few, if any, paths and plenty of places to sink into the mire. However, once it’s frozen enough, it is possible to cross the moor on skis, or even on ice skates.
    36. See the Camanachd Cup Final
      The annual shinty final between the top two teams in the country is a spectacle you need to experience. Held in different locations each year, the Camanachd Cup is the pinnacle of the Shinty Season. Don’t mistake this game for field hockey. It’s a cross between incredible skill and dumb bravery.
    37. Take a tour of Glamis Castle
      This picturesque Angus castle is well worth a visit when you’re in the area. This is supposedly the most haunted castle in the UK and your guide will regale you with stories to make the hairs on your neck stand up. It is also the birthplace of the Queen Mother and has a lot of history.
    38. Step back 5,000 years at Skara Brae in Orkney
      This village of Skara Brae is older than the Egyptian pyramids! It is beautifully preserved and offers a real insight into the lives of our prehistoric ancestors. This village even had it’s own sewage system. Amazing!
    39. Hurtle down the Mountain Biking World Cup track at Nevis Range by Fort William
      The riders of the Downhill World Cup mostly favour this track as the best on the circuit of top downhill tracks in the world. It is an insane kamikazee run down the mountain that the professionals can fly down in just a few minutes. Mere mortals take considerably longer, but it is worth a visit if just to marvel at what a mountain bike can do.
    40. Fort William to Mallaig by Train by 96tommy on FlickrRide the steam train from Forth William to Mallaig
      In recent years, this stretch of railway has become synonymous with a certain boy wizard called Potter. The scenery is outstanding, especially from the train. The Jacobite Steam train still runs on the line in summer months. Expeliarmis!
    41. Ride the Etape Caledonia – an 80+ mile cycling race in Perthshire
      The only closed road cycle race in the country, the Etape Caledonia covers some of the finest scenery in Perthshire but is moderately hilly. Thousands take part in it every year and it is a spectacle whether you are riding or spectating. There are many cycling themed events around Perthshire in the week leading up to the race.
    42. Sleep in a cave
      This is the manly way to take a holiday! Don’t mess about with comfortable beds and room service. Get an Ordnance Survey map and find a cave then go and stay in it. My favourite was one near Dunkeld but I’m not telling where.
    43. Eat a Forfar Bridie
      There are Scotch Pies and then there are Bridies – both represent the twin peaks of pie-making. Forfar bridies look like pasties and are filled with delicious meat if there’s one hole in the top and meat & onion if there are two holes. Eat warm, cold ones get stuck to the top of your mouth. Wash down with Irn Bru. Sublime.
    44. Eat real Haggis
      When you don’t think too much about the ingredients, haggis is a thing of greatness. Superb peppery, meaty, chewy flavours dance around the palate. Pick a good Scottish restaurant, or buy a haggis in an award winning butchers. If you have to buy a mass produced haggis, go for Macsweens or Simon Howie.
    45. Have an Arbroath Smokie in Auchmithie
      Arbroath is famous for its smoked haddock, and rightly so – it is a delicious way to eat fish. What is less well known though is the tiny village just a couple of miles outside Arbroath called Auchmithie. Auchmithie is the real home of the Smokie and you could do a lot worse than arrange to have lunch there in the But’n’ben restaurant before going for a walk on the stoney beach around below the sea cliffs.
    46. Eat a Michelin 2 Star meal at Gleneagles
      There are not many restaurants that have earned this rating in Scotland but Andrew Fairlie’s at Gleneagles is one of them. It’s not cheap but you are guaranteed the best when you dine here.
    47. Surf the world class waves at Thurso
      You might not think of the north coast of Scotland when you think of surfing but plenty of world class surfers do. As the northernmost and probably the coldest waves on the surfing circuit, Thurso attracts a hardy bunch, but they come here because the break is one of the best in the world, and the welcome is pretty warm too!
    48. Visit a world renowned Distillery and find out how to make the water of life
      Most of the top distilleries in the country operate a visitor center and tour. Some are paid, others are free. Find out how the national drink is created and other stories about these superb buildings. Maybe even have a wee nip while you are there!
    49. Go caving in Assynt
      When you get north of Ullapool if feels like you are getting on for the edge of the world. Up in the wilderness, the amazing caves of assynt await the intrepid caver. This is not something to dawdle into though – full gear and a guide are a prerequesite with these caves.
    50. Iona by beltznerVisit Iona
      Not only is Iona the original seat of Christianity in Scotland, nor just the last resting place of generations of Scottish Kings, nobles and dignitaries, but it is also a beautiful island. Steer away from the crowds and wander the mile over to the other side of the island and have a peaceful picnic on the beach.
    51. Stroll through Plockton
      Plockton was the idyllic set for the 90’s TV series, Hamish Macbeth in which Robert Carlyle played a village policeman doing his best to keep control of the wily locals. The actual village is small but perfectly formed. Local highland cows walk right down the main street to feed on the seaweed on the beach.
    52. Have fish and chips on the pier at Tobermory (Balamory)
      Another famous TV location is Tobermory on Mull, also known as the fictional Balamory from the kids show. The painted houses interesting shops and of course fish and chips are all real of course and were there long before the BBC descended on the town. Sit on the pier and enjoy your chippie whenever the midges are not present.
    53. Walk along the cliffs at St Abbs Head
      The coastal path around St Abbs Head in the Borders offers stunning sea views and access to watch thousands of sea birds soaring over the waves and nesting on the cliffs. There is also a visitor centre.
    54. Take a boat trip to Staffa and Fingal’s Cave
      This one should probably be tagged on to the Iona item further up the page, but Fingal’s Cave with it’s wierd hexagonal rock towers that match the Giant’s Causeway, is a weird and wonderful place on the island of Staffa. Take a boat from Iona to go and explore it.
    55. View the Corryvreckan whirlpool
      To the North of Jura in a narrows between islands is a stretch of water classified as un-navigable by the Royal Navy. The shape of the sea floor and the sngle and speed of the tidal current through this gap creates a massive whirlpool that allegedly has the power to pull down boats. Daredevils might take a (guided) trip across this natural phenomenon.
    56. Queue for Fish and Chips in Anstruther
      The award winning chippy at Ainster on the East Neuk of Fife is famous around the world with patrons such as Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks having eaten here. Get in line – there is always a queue!
    57. Search for Dolphins at the Scottish Dolphin Center at Spey Bay in Moray
      The Scottish Dolphin Center is wonderful visitor center on the edge of Spey Bay in Moray. There is a lovely cafe as well as lots of interactive displays and information. Outside you might be lucky enough to spot dolphins. We weren’t but we did watch an Osprey fishing about 50 meters away!
    58. Go Cross country skiing at Huntly Nordic Ski Center
      If downhill skiing isn’t your thing, perhaps the more refined art of cross country skiing might appeal. Visit the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Center in the North-East to give it a try. Lots of other activities also available even if there’s no snow.
    59. Visit the Reindeer on Cairngorm
      Since 1952 when they were reintroduced to Scotland, there have been a herd of Reindeer roaming free in the Cairngorms. These wonderful animals are a delight to view up close and kids obviously love them. Visit the Reindeer Center at Glenmore near Aviemore for info and details on seeing the Reindeer.
    60. Old Man of Hoy by SimaronSee the Old Man of Hoy
      There are two ways to see the country’s tallest sea stack – from land or sea. The land route involves a fair walk from the hamlet of Rackwick on the Island of Hoy – this stunning little place is surrounded by 1,000 ft sea cliffs and the scale is tremendous. The other way is to take the Ferry to Stromness from Thurso and you’ll sail right past it.
    61. See a Scottish Wildcat in the wild
      Good luck with this one – I’ve seen a few cats in the wild, but never yet have I spotted Scotland’s shyest predator. There are some of them left out there though and a lucky visitor might just catch a glimpse.
    62. Climb Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh
      A mountain in the middle of the capital city – surely not! But despite the odd location for it, Arthur’s Seat dominates the Edinburgh skyline, dwarfing the castle. Give yourself 1-2 hours to get up and down from Holyrood Park.
    63. Stay in a castle
      It used to be easy to go and stay in Carbisdale which was a stunning Youth Hostel, but due to weather damage it is no longer open. There are other castles operating as hotels and self catering establishments around the country – the website “Cottages and Castles” is a good place to look.
    64. Camp in the Lost Valley
      Glencoe’s Lost Valley contains about a square kilometre of perfectly flat grassland amidst some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth! A precipitous path leads walkers from the Glen up towards Bidean nam Bian and almost without warning, the Lost Valley opens out in front of you. Once the daytime walkers have gone off home you might have this place to yourself which is quite an experience.
    65. Search for Otters in Gavin Maxwell’s Ring of Bright Water
      In the years since Ring of Bright Water was written, a population of otters has developed in the area around the end of Glenelg near Skye. Take local instruction on the best viewing locations then go and sit very still with your fingers crossed. An otter in the wild is an unforgettable experience.
    66. Spot puffins around sea cliffs
      These crazy little clown birds visit Scotland as they migrate each year. Depending where you are there may be a two week window to catch them. We had the most amazing displays from the puffins at the Brough of Birsay at the North-West tip of Orkney.
    67. Fish for Mackerel on the west coast
      As the Mackarel take their annual swim round the coast of Scotland it is amazing to get out in a dingy with a local and drop a hand line and Mackarel Trace into the water waiting for the hit. If you are lucky enough to get into a mackerel shoal you’ll be hauling them into the boat 6 at a time. If you don’t, you’ll have had an amazing fishing experience in stunning coastal scenery anyway. It’s a win-win!
    68. Go to Mull of Kintyre and see Ireland
      At the south-west tip of the country you’ll find the Kintyre Peninsula with the wonderful little town of Campbeltown. Keep going right to the end and you eventually reach the Mull of Kintyre from where on a clear day you can see right across to Ballycastle and the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland.
    69. See the Grey Mare’s Tail
      The Grey Mare’s Tail near Moffat in the South of Scotland is a waterfall in wonderful surroundings. Looked after by the National Trust for Scotland it is a 10 minute walk to go and see but combine it with a walk up White Coomb for a great day out.
    70. Bealach na Ba by HLITDrive over the Bealach na Ba’ to Applecross
      Hairpin bends and precipitous switchbacks are normally reserved for the mountain roads in the Alps but this road is one of the best roads in Scotland leading over a pass and down to the village of Applecross where you should stop for a pint of prawns in the Applecross Inn.
    71. Attend a Burns Supper
      At the end of January there are formal and informal Burns Suppers held all over the country. Some are invitation only, others open to anyone. Check local noticeboards and what’s on guides to find one that suits you and enjoy an evening of celebrating the life of Rabbie Burns.
    72. Wear a Kilt
      Most towns have some kind of kilt hire shop. You can even hire them online, but best to get fitted. Wearing a kilt is a very liberating experience and definitely something to try either at a formal or informal event.
    73. Land on a beach in a plane
      Barra Airport is the only runway in the country that gets washed twice a day. This beach landing strip takes regular scheduled flights from Glasgow and will take your breath away if you are ever lucky enough to land here.
    74. Take the world’s shortest scheduled flight
      The flight from Westray to Papa Westray in Orkney. Don’t blink though, it takes as little as 47 seconds!
    75. Fly in a Glider over Loch Leven
      The countries oldest gliding school can let you soar silently to the heights and float around enjoying the view.
    76. Take a trip to the remotest place in the UK – St Kilda.
      Trips are available with private operators from Harris.
      St Kilda is the edge of the world and is no longer inhabited by humans, but there are millions of sea birds
    77. See ospreys raising chicks
      Loch Garten in Strathspey and Loch of the Lowes in Perthshire are two of the best visitor centres where you can get into a hide and view the osprey nests with high power telescopes and binoculars.
    78. Stay in a lighthouse
      Since most lighthouses were automated or closed in the 80’s and 90’s, many are now in private ownerhip and operating as accommodation providers. Try Rua Reidh lighthouse near Gairloch.
    79. Drive a Land Rover up a mountain
      Highland Safaris near Aberfeldy are one provider where you can drive in relative comfort to some wild and high places.
    80. Rafting Scotland by MalikyounasGo White water rafting on the River Tay
      Loads of providers near Aberfeldy also offer white water rafting adventures on Scotland’s longest river.
    81. See the Falls of Lora
      The tidal waterfall at the end of Loch Etive is a sight to behold.
    82. Walk to Steall Falls in Glen Nevis and Cross a 3 wire bridge
      In the shadow of Ben Nevis, Steall Falls are fantastic high waterfalls and the three-wire bridge to get over to them is exciting.
    83. Go Skiing in Glenshee
      Arguably Scotland’s best ski resort, Glenshee is definitely my favourite. It’s not the Alps but on a good day it might just be better!
    84. See or take part in the Ben Nevis race
      This insane rampage up and down Scotland’s highest mountain sees winning times to the top and back down again in under an hour and a half. These competitors mus be unhinged. Great to watch – don’t fancy doing it though!
    85. Explore the Dead Center of Glasgow
      The Necropolis in the east end of Glasgow is fascinating and spooky at the same time with great views of this city. It is home to the bodies of over 50,000 people.
    86. Ride the Clockwork Orange
      The third oldest underground train in the world is in Glasgow and it’s pretty hard to get lost on it. A more intimate experience than you might get on the Tube or Subway.
    87. Stay in the old Scotsman newspaper offices
      Beside Edinburgh’s North Bridge, the Scotsman was always a beautiful and imposing building. Now it’s a luxury hotel in the heart of the city with lots of unique newspaper related touches.
    88. Have a pint like John Rebus in the Oxford Bar
      Ian Rankin’s fictional detective John Rebus favours the Oxford Bar – a non-nonsense Scottish pub tucked away in Edinburgh’s New Town. He would hate tourists coming to gawk!
    89. Watch Scotland play rugby at Murrayfield
      The Six Nations Championship is one of the world’s top sporting spectacles and you can be part of it when Scotland play at Murrayfield. When they play well the Murrayfield roar will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
    90. Take a boat trip to the Isle of May
      In the Firth of Forth lies a small island mostly inhabited by sea birds. It has a long history including an Abbey, Saints and warships. It’s a great boat trip from Anstruther in Fife.
    91. Irn Bru by Mary HutchisonDrink Irn Bru
      The other national drink is more popular than Coke in Scotland. Taste it and find out why!
    92. Visit the westernmost point on the British mainland – Ardnamurchan
      It’s a long beautiful road to get there, but keep going, right to the end. Stop off at Sanna Bay for one of Scotland’s best beaches too.
    93. Watch Scotland play football at Hampden Park
      Even when we’re not winning the Tartan Army are singing. Try it once at least.
    94. Walk around the Quiraing on Skye
      In the north of Skye, the strange towers and ramparts of the Quiraing work best in the mist and murk, hiding an almost alien environment. Great fun to explore.
    95. Visit Glencoe
      Some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery can be witnessed with a drive through the glen. It is a scene of massacres and epics.
    96. Go to Loch Ness
      Who knows, you might just be the person who snaps undeniable proof of Nessie. Or you might not!
    97. Dunnottar Castle
      Just south of Stonehaven, this castle has featured in movies and TV series. Great to imagine what it must have been like back in the day.
    98. Go Dog Sledding in Rothiemurchus
      See the forest in a totally different way, tear-assing round the tracks behind a team of the strongest dogs you’ll ever meet.
    99. Visit the Green Lochan
      Not far from the sled dog centre, and near Glenmore Lodge is the Green Lochan. It is a lochan of clear, green water like I’ve never seen anywhere else in Scotland.
    100. Cross the shaky bridge at Corrieshalloch Gorge
      This is a seriously deep gorge near Ullapool with a scary suspension bridge dangling over the top of it that swings when people walk on it. Go carefully now!

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