We, as Scottish Natives, have prepared our top ten list of diverse things to see and do while in Scotland. Many of these ideas are well off the beaten track. Hopefully it will give you some inspiration. In no particular order:
A hair-raising drive to Applecross for a pint of prawns in the Inn.
Climbing Arthur’s Seat (an extinct volcano) and being rewarded with breath taking panoramic views of the city of Edinburgh.
Soaking up the spectacular scenery of the Argyll coastline and islands on a converted, traditional fishing boat with Majestic Line Cruises.
Enjoying a pint of Pimms (refreshing alcoholic cocktail) at the Ship Inn, Elie overlooking the picturesque beach and harbour
Catching a salmon on the River Tay, one of the best salmon rivers in Scotland.
Cycling downhill for an exhilarating 16 miles from Ben Lawers (a mountain in Perthshire) into Glen Lyon and onto the picture postcard village of Fortingall for a welcome refreshment at the Hotel.
Getting up close and personal with the thousands of puffins that flock to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth in the summer months
Guzzling fish and Chips on the pier at Tobermory. You’ll never get fresher.
Losing all track of time amid the labyrinth of book-lined rooms of the second hand book shops in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town.
Picnicking by the Caledonian Forests of the magnificent Glen Affric (one of the last large areas of these ancient native woodlands which once covered the Highlands) and braving a dip in the peaty pools of the river.