About Scotland

There are probably a million and one ways to fill your time in Scotland. From grand castles, an island hopping adventure or “Munro bagging” to white-water rafting, whisky tasting or a shopping expedition, the country has something for everyone.

Explore the Scottish countryside

Within easy reach of Glasgow you’ll find lush countryside and a stunning coastline where you can try out all sorts of outdoor activities. There’s some fascinating history too, including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the 18th century mill village of New Lanark and the Romans’ second century Antonine Wall.

Glasgow: city of culture

Glasgow is one of the UK’s major centres for the arts and has been a European City of Culture.

The city is home to some brilliant museums and galleries – most of them free. The Glasgow theatre scene ranges from avant-garde drama through to panto. Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra are all based in the city and perform regularly at renowned venues like the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Tramway and the Theatre Royal.

Glasgow’s ‘Style Mile’ also has some of the best shopping in the UK outside London, with all the major high street brands on the broad, pedestrianised walkways of Buchanan Street or in the spacious malls of Princes Square, the St Enoch Centre and Buchanan Galleries.

Discover fantastic things to do, holiday inspiration, places to stay, local tips & more, from the official Scottish tourist board: Visit Scotland.