Why NOW is the time to Visit Scotland
Stunning views? Check. Bustling cities? Check. Best whisky in the world? Check. Ancient monsters in mind bendingly deep lochs? Well, come see for yourself.
Get some inspiration for your next Scottish getaway with these upcoming events and festivals.
The UCI Cycling World Championship is coming to Glasgow in August 2023. Combining road, mountain-bike, track and much more, this is a must see event for sports enthusiasts! With over 11 days of action planned, see the world's greatest riders set out to make history.
Known as one of the greatest celebrations of arts and culture on the planet, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is back to take over the city for three weeks in August. Big names in the industral and more up-and-coming artists alike will take to hundreds of stages across the city to present shows for every taste.
Calling all foodies! The Edinburgh Food Festival is back with a smorgasbord of stalls and street food to try out in George Square Gardens. The event is also Edinburgh's largest free to enter food festival and is in its 9th year of bringing a delectable palette of dishes to the capital.
Pride Edinburgh is the longest running free celebration of the LGBT community in Scotland, and its back for its 26th annual event in 2023! This year it will no doubt be another colourful celebration filled with laughter, music, friendship and acceptance, truly an occasion not to be missed.
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It may be a cliche that life is about the journey, not the destination, but at LNER, we say why can't both be true?
Scotland offers a varied landscape like nowhere else. From Arthur's Seat standing tall in Edinburgh to the sweeping mountain ranges in the highlands. With so many destinations across the border, you really are spoilt for choice.
The views and adventure start before you even reach your destination when you travel with LNER. Your train journey will take you along the stunning North East coast of England, before continuing into Scotland.
Take a look at VisitScotland's suggested destinations by train with LNER.
The Scottish capital offers a range of things to do. Explore Edinburgh Castle, with parts of it dating back over 800 years. Then there's Arthur's Seat, an ancient volcano that towers over the city. Don't miss other must-see attractions in Edinburgh.
Home to Scotland's most famous resident, Nessie. Take a day trip to Loch Ness from Inverness and explore the stunning shoreline walks, waterfalls and even a boat trip on the famous Loch.
Dundee is the small package good things come in. Not only is it Scotland's sunniest city, but it's also home to V and A Dundee and RRS Discovery, two must-see attractions. There are loads more to see, too.
Upon visiting Aberdeen, you might ask "what gives Aberdeen its sparkle?". Well, the answer could quite simply be its sparkle. Many buildings, including Aberdeen Art Gallery (Scotland's Building of the Year in 2021), are built from local granite, which gives Aberdeen's buildings their unique sparkle.
Scotland has such a rich history. Where better to explore it than in Perth at The Black Watch Castle and Museum. The Black Watch are Scotland's oldest Highland Regiment. Not to mention the wonderful Bistro where you can enjoy afternoon tea.
It wouldn't be right to mention Scotland and not mention some of it's most famous exports; Beer, whisky and gin. Take a brewery or distillery tour (or two) and enjoy a sample (or a few) of Scotland's finest drinks.