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Four great reasons for you to explore Scotland

 

If you ask most tourists about the UK, the chances are they will think purely of London. And while this iconic capital is one of the finest cities on the planet it’s worth remembering there are some wonderful locations north of the border. A growing number of people are making tracks to Scotland in order to see the sights, taste the flavours and soak up the culture. While some people will head north in their cars to try to find out more about this epic region, sometimes it can be fun – not to mention far more convenient – to use the public transport networks instead. You simply leave your car with Stansted Meet and Greet, fly north and have a whale of a time. Here are four locations which should be on the itinerary of all.

 
   

 

Edinburgh Castle

 

We all know that Great Britain is home to a huge number of castles, of course, but there’s something particularly splendid about Edinburgh’s magnificent centre-piece. Located at the top of the impressive Royal Mile, highlights include the Royal Scots Museum, the Governor’s House and the One o’clock Gun Exhibition. The castle offers the perfect day out for all ages.

 

St Andrews

 

If you love golf, you’ll love St Andrews. If you don’t love golf, you’ll still love St Andrews. This charming city on the east coast is synonymous with the game, of course, and plays host to the most famous course in the world. But there’s plenty more to see and do that’s not related to golf. The remains of the castle retain a mystical and somewhat eerie atmosphere.

 

Isle of Skye

 

No mention of tourism in Scotland would be complete without mentioning the stunning islands that surround the coastline. Skye is perhaps the best of the lot, thanks to a delightful collection of rugged seascapes, sandy beaches, secluded inlets and charming villages. If ever there was a location in which time didn’t really matter, it has to be the Isle of Skye.

 

Cairngorms National Park

 

Even if you’re an experienced traveller, nothing will have been able to prepare you for the splendour of the Cairngorms National Park. Here you’ll find spectacular vistas and then some. Whether you’re looking to hike through unspoilt forests, ski down wonderful slopes or simple wander through the rustic beauty, this is the place for you. Be sure to bring a camera!

 



 
   
 

Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 24 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes.

Explore Glasgow, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe with this 24 hour ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop-on and hop-off 21 conveniently located stops around the city.