Top 7 Things To Do In Scotland
Doing research into Scotland and days out and the varied activities that are on offer has lead me on a fact finding mission where I have stumbled across some wonderful and obscure facts about this wonderful country such as:
- Did you know that Scotland has the longest coastline in the UK?
- Did you know that Scotland has nearly 800 Islands?
- Did you know that The Raincoat was invented by a Scotsman?
Okay, so I guess that last one is potentially logical! But do you know the national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn? A mythological creature shrouded in mystery, and similar to Scotland’s unique landscape it is said to be known for its purity, power and untameable in its nature.
Much is made of the beautiful landscape from the soaring peaks of the Highlands to the 6000 miles of rugged coastline that surrounds much of the country. Scotland’s natural geography is a huge draw for the inhabitants and tourists alike. For most, this can be visiting parks or hillwalking, to the more adrenaline fuelled mountain biking or water sports.
Few man-made experiences can compete with the awe and wonder of the Scottish Landscape, and why would you want to. When looking for experiences or days out in Scotland, you will often find that the vast majority of what’s on offer, is encapsulating rather than competing with Scottish Countryside. That’s not to say there are not some contrasting things on offer too – as a thirst for experience-based days out has grown since the restricted life during Covid, more and more unique experiences are available, and I have done the legwork to find some of the most unique experiences available.
I have taken a dive north of the border to discover what adventures await with our Top 7 “must try” list for those who live or holiday in Scotland.
Step into the world of Scottish culture and tradition like never before. Here you can embark on a thrilling adventure to Become a Highlander for a Day in the enchanting city of Edinburgh.
This immersive journey will leave you with unforgettable memories of Scotland's rich traditions and a newfound love for its captivating history. So, don your kilt and embrace the Highlander within you!
Are you ready for a more challenging experience? White water rafting on a dam-controlled river is an exhilarating adventure that promises an adrenaline-pumping experience like no other.
As soon as the raft is released into the rushing waters, you can feel the surge of excitement coursing through your veins. The controlled dam releases ensure a thrilling and fast-paced ride, with surges and drops that keep your heart pounding.
Hop onboard a helicopter and get the best view there is possible of the beautiful Scottish Skyline. Identify familiar cities or discover new ones, either way, these breath taking views will make you want to explore Scotland in more detail when you land!
The unforgettable sights you see will last a lifetime and helicopter ride is the ultimate unique gift for anyone who grew up or works in some of the cities you’ll see.
Experience the Taste of Scotland like never before with this immersive dining experience. As you dine in the refined ambiance of a top restaurant in Glasgow, digital laser projections transport you to Scotland's majestic landscapes, immersing you in the country's natural beauty.
Discover this tantalising gastronomic adventure and prep those tastebuds for Haggis, King Scallop, Traditional Oatcakes and Neeps and Tatties. A quintessentially Scottish Experience.
Back to the water we go to Take a speedboat tour around Loch Lomond and you will not only see 32 different islands across the Loch but you will also see and learn so much of this famous landmark!
Opt for a boat tour lasting 1.5 or 2 hours and it will be possible to stop and explore one of Loch Lomond’s many islands. Each of the 32 islands are immersed in history and have so many unique characteristics such as hidden beaches, forest walks, ruined churches, ancient clan burial sites, underground dungeons and so much more!
Discover the working distillery tour of Glenkinchie, the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker and find out how whisky is made in the heart of Edinburgh. A full sensory experience, this journey culminates in a tutored whisky tasting of 3 drams and a wee cocktail in the tasting room, followed by lunch.
Explore the landscape and rich heritage of this formidable brand from field to glass and see how the Edinburgh Malt that is distilled at Glenkinchie became the vital components of Johnnie Walker whiskies!
Find yourself on cloud nine as you enjoy breath-taking panoramic views as far as the horizon from up to 5,000 feet in the air, the only sounds are those of nature and the occasional blast of the burners as you float almost silently and imperceptibly over the land below.
Yes, a Hot Air Balloon ride truly is one of the most unique and serene ways of exploring the landscapes that Scotland has to offer.
Enjoy your trip north of the border!