With such cheap flights abroad, it can be easy to forget what we’ve got right here in bonnie Scotland when you’re planning a holiday. For your next long weekend or road trip, instead of going further afield why not make the most of the great variety of countryside scenery, seasides and vibrant cities that we have on our doorstep.
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If you’re someone who likes the buzz of a lively city, Glasgow is the place to visit. Explore the cobbled streets of the West End, home to lots of fantastic bars and quirky restaurants. Or spend the day on the Buchanan Street ‘Style Mile’ – often compared to the best shopping are in the UK outside of London. Likewise, Edinburgh is full of beautiful architecture, upmarket bars and restaurants and the stunning East Princess Street Garden is perfect for when the sun decides to shine. Not to mention the Castle and The Fringe – the largest arts festival in the world that takes over the city throughout the month of August.
On the bonnie bonnie banks….
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are full of nature, breathtaking views and buzzing wildlife. You can go on mapped out bike rides, bring a picnic to the outdoor benches and BBQs and even go camping in one of the many spots in the National Park. If you enjoy hillwalking and hiking, you’ll be spoiled for choice. From the John O’Groats Trail to the West Highland Way, there are paths and trails that suit all levels of fitness.
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Seeing more of Scotland is something I would love to do – there are so many hidden gems here! The Gillian Kyle ‘Mapped Out’ suitcases are perfect for long holidays or weekends away and let you bring a wee bit of home away with you. Send us your photos from your adventures in Scotland @gilliankyle