Scotland is a country famed for its natural beauty—its rolling glens and hills, its windswept western isles and pristine lochs—and, while we’re not arguing with any of that, it’s also true that there’s loads more going on than pretty flora and fauna here: hence our list of best things to do in Scotland.
Shift your focus from the scenic surroundings and comfortably cheap hotels to Scotland’s towns and cities and you’ll find a vibrant cultural environment, including exciting artistic endeavours, a thriving nightlife and—deep-fried confectionary notwithstanding—a foodie scene to die for. So banish any thoughts of tartan and bagpipes from your mind, and get stuck into Scotland’s real highlights.
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