Skip to main content

SCOTLAND DESTINATION GUIDE

The top things to do in Scotland

Travel Inspiration for Your Scotland Vacation

Section title Icon

Welcome to Scotland! As your Celtic Experts, we’re here to introduce you to the vibrant local restaurants, top sights and best places to stay on your trip to Scotland. From perfectly-planned guided tours to custom travel packages, we can’t wait to share the traditional experiences of our homelands with you.

Explore the best places to eat, see and stay in Scotland

  • Royal Mile
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Loch Lomond
  • Glengoyne Distillery
  • Golf at St. Andrews
  • Stirling Castle
  • Culloden Battlefields
  • Isle of skye
  • Jacobite Steam Train
Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh

Tales of witches and wizardry loom in the haunting streets of Scotland’s capital city. Home to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia and the ever-so-famous Military Tattoo Festival, hear the tales of these olden destinations and many more as you explore this enchanting city on your Scotland vacation.

EXPLORE DESTINATION GUIDE
The Clyde Arc in Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow & Loch Lomond

Behold the striking contrast between the city of Glasgow and neighboring Loch Lomond – one filled with urban culture, the other with idyllic serenity. You’ll get a feel for how the locals spend their time in these drastically different
locations on your trip to Scotland while we introduce you to a few experiences (and a few Brendan exclusives) that you can only find in this very special region.

EXPLORE DESTINATION GUIDE
St Andrews Cathedral in the Scotland's Lowlands

Scotland's Lowlands

Home to the oldest University in Scotland and the oldest golf course in the world, the historic shrines of the Scottish Lowlands will have you charmed from the moment you reach its borders. With castles galore hidden amongst mountainside towns, there’s so much to eat, see and do here. Thankfully, we know the best places to go in Scotland and we’ve crafted the greatest itineraries for you and yours – as always, taking you personally.

EXPLORE DESTINATION GUIDE
Outlander filming location in Glen Affric, Scotland

Scotland's Highlands

Centuries-old customs and unique experiences await you in Scotland’s Highlands. Search for mythical creatures, sip on ancient recipes, find your family’s history or have a picnic lunch off the beaten path on your Scotland vacation. Whatever you need to make your Scottish dreams come true, we’ve already got it covered.

EXPLORE DESTINATION GUIDE
The Old Man of Storr in Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scotland's Highlands & Islands

The Isles and Highlands of Scotland boast the highest mountains and stunning valleys overflowing with natural beauty. Cruise along the coasts and countryside, take in a day at sea, search for mythical Fairy Pools or even hop onboard for a train ride that is out of this world. Check out our recommendations for the best experiences and places to you when visit Scotland’s most-picturesque location.

EXPLORE DESTINATION GUIDE

Top Scotland Vactions

Section title Icon
Catherines Collection in Ireland and Scotland

Meet Catherine Reilly

As the head of our Brendan team, Catherine has been making friends with the Celtic community for over 35 years so she's learned a thing or two about where to go and what to do in Ireland and Scotland. Check out her own personally hand-crafted collection of all the can't-miss experiences you can have too.

Brendan Vacations Ireland and Scotland Destinations

Want to learn more about our other destinations?