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Aberdeen Any visitor to the city will be impressed by the lively bustle of its streets and the ceaseless activity in the port.  The impact of the petroleum industry is undeniable, but in some senses it should not be seen as a development which entirely breaks with the past: Aberdeen has always been a successful port city and has always had an internationally minded economy.  Today this cosmopolitan University City is home to around a quarter of a million people and provides a wealth of cultural diversions for all ages. Aberdeen Accommodation
Aberfeldy is a delightful little town with ancient loch dwellings and medieval castles within a stone's throw and a charming local history, the town is a perfect location for appreciating the Perthshire Highlands.  Meanwhile, those who seek more adventure can climb one of the nearby mountains, such as Ben Lawers, play on Aberfeldy's golf course, or enjoy the watersports available on Loch Tay. Aberfeldy Accommodation
Aberfoyle is the ‘Gateway to The Trossachs,’ a region famed for its beauty and history. This small town lies on the upper reaches of the River Forth, at the base of Craig Mhor and in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park: perhaps the most beautiful park in Scotland. Aberfoyle Accommodation
Ardfern is a small village situated 25 miles south of Oban, on Scotland’s rugged west coast, at the head of Loch Craignish where spectacular views of the unspoilt sea and landscapes surround. Ardfern Accommodation
Arrochar situated at Loch Long (near Loch Lomond) is famous for being the starting off point for climbing Ben Arthur, more commonly known as ‘The Cobbler', famed for the strange rock formations at its summit. Arrochar Accommodation
Arran, Isle of is caressed by the warm currents of the Gulf Stream, has a mild climate and palm trees overlooking many of its quiet beaches and sandy bays. Its landscapes play host to deer and pheasant, the air to eagles amongst over 100 species of birds, and its waters to seals and otters, yet Arran is one of Scotland's most accessible islands. Isle of Arran Accommodation
Aviemore is a small town which lies at the Cairngorm National Park's western extremity, a perfectly located mountain resort and an ideal base for exploring this unique wilderness. Two important walking routes, to Braemar through the Lairig Ghru Pass and the Speyside Way, provide challenges for even experienced walkers, whilst some of Britain's clearest waters provide a draw for anglers. Aviemore Accommodation
Ayr and Ayrshire are famous the world over as the home of Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard and a poet of international renown.  It was the Ayrshire landscape which inspired some of his finest verses. Ayr Accommodation
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Ballachulish lies on the shores of Loch Leven a little to the northwest of Glencoe. The village consists of three main settlements. North and South Ballachulish lie on opposite shores of a narrow stretch of water (spanned by a bridge) near the mouth of the loch. Ballachulish Accommodation
Ballater If you were to follow the River Dee inland from Aberdeen, as it meanders through Aberdeenshire hills, past Banchory and Birsemore, until the peaks of Morven appear in the north and the magnificent mountains of the Cairngorms National Park begin to loom in the west, you would come across a delightful little Victorian village called Ballater. Ballater and the surrounding area is known as ‘Royal Deeside' because Balmoral Castle, the official residence of the Royal Family in Scotland, lies further upstream. Ballater Accommodation
Balloch is the most significant settlement on, and the Gateway to, Loch Lomond. The village lies at the southern end of the loch, where the River Leven begins its journey to the Firth of Clyde. It is the village most easily accessible from the major areas of population, in particular Glasgow . It is accessible by road, rail, cycle routes and walking paths; the waters of the loch at Balloch are even used as a ‘runway' for seaplanes. Balloch is also a major berthing point for pleasure craft, which shelter in the River Leven, and a base for operators of boat cruises which take passengers around Loch Lomond's 38 scattered islands. Balloch Accommodation
Balmaha is the most important pleasure boating centre on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond. The village lies at the base of the Conic Hill in the area of the Highland Boundary Fault. To its north lie the beautiful Scottish Highlands and to the south flatter lands lead to Glasgow.  To its east is the town of Drymen and west a short ferry crossing will take you to the fascinating island of Inchcailloch. Balmaha lies in an area both rich in natural beauty and steeped in history and is an important resting point on The West Highland Way, Scotland's most famous and possibly most scenic walking route. Balmaha Accommodation
Barra, Isle of is a beautiful and tranquil island, lying to the southern end of the chain of islands known as the Outer Hebrides or the Western Isles. It is remote and sparsely populated; its rugged hills, grassy spaces, golden beaches, sheer cliffs and sparkling waters are a haven for wildlife, home to sea eagles, golden eagles, puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, seals, otters and thousands of species of wild flowers. Other attractions include Aird Mhidhinis, the main fishing harbour and Feis Bharraig (the Barra festival) during July. Isle of Barra Accommodation
Biggar is a sizeable town in South Lanarkshire, around 40 miles from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, and of ancient origins. This advantageous location makes it a great base for exploring southern Scotland. Surrounded by the gentle, occasionally bleak but always beautiful landscape of the Southern Uplands it is ideal walking country. Its long history, museums, lovely buildings from several eras and great selection of pubs and restaurants mean that there is probably more to see and do here than in any other similarly sized town in Scotland. Biggar Accommodation

Black Isle, The is a peninsula, 20 miles long and 9 miles wide, connected at its western edge with the rest of the Scottish Highlands. Its highest point, Mount Eagle on the Mulbuie Ridge, gentle, green and fertile terrain, sloping fields, extensive forests and quiet bays make it a place of varied and often subtle charms. The largest settlement on the Black Isle, Cromarty, remains the best preserved 18th century fishing village in the Highland region. It is also home to an award winning museum: Cromarty Courthouse. Black Isle Accommodation

Blair Atholl is a picturesque stone village lying at the confluence of the Rivers Garry and Tilt, surrounded by mountains and glens, situated 10 miles north-east of Pitlochry. To the west of the village is the Blair Atholl estate and Blair Castle . Amongst its oldest buildings is the Water Mill, which is still in working order and now also doubles as a tea room. With all Blair Atholl has to offer, this charming old village, surrounded by mountains and history, will leave its mark on you long after you leave. Blair Atholl Accommodation

Blairgowrie is Perthshire's second biggest town. It lies on the eastern banks of the River Etrich, Gaelic for ‘beauteous river,' across from its sister town Rattray. This is an area of glens, gorges, fast flowing watercourses and beautiful mountain scenery. Meikleour, a couple of miles south, boasts the tallest hedge in the world, planted in 1746. With the establishment of the Glen Shea Ski areas, Blairgowrie became one of the principle accommodation sites for the growing industry. Blairgowrie is also famed as the centre of the country's soft fruit growing industry. All of this activity has kept this charming red brick town alive with a healthy bustle. Blairgowrie Accommodation
Boat of Garten lies in the Spey Valley, about four miles north east of Aviemore, with Loch Garten to the south and the River Spey passing by to the east.  Until the river was bridged in 1898 the only way to cross the Spey was by ferry, hence the name of the village.  It is an area of extraordinary natural beauty, situated in the north east of the Cairngorms National Park.  The Spey Valley is a haven for wildlife: home to many rare species of plants, insects, birds, and mammals.  At Loch Garten the RSPB runs The Osprey Centre. The village has become a satellite of the Aviemore Ski Areas and also attracts visitors to its famously beautiful golf course and for the splendid fishing available in the Spey. Boat of Garten Accommodation
Bute, Isle of The Isle of Bute lies in the Firth of Clyde, off Scotland's Ayrshire coast.  Despite being just five miles wide and fifteen long, it is a place of great variety: divided by the Highland Boundary fault, most noticeable at Loch Fad, into low lying lands in the south and hilly terrain in the north.  It is amongst the most accessible of the Scottish islands, just 40 miles southwest of Glasgow and has a kind of Hebredian beauty, with gentle hills and miles of rocky coastline and long sandy beaches. The ferry from Wemyss Bay arrives at Rothesay, its capital and largest town. Isle of Bute Accommodation
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Callander is an attractive town situated at the confluence of the Rivers Teith and Leny in the heart of the Trossachs. On the edge of the Highlands, within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, which has been an inspiration to many, including Sir Walter Scott. Callander Accommodation
Campbeltown lies at the head of Campbeltown Loch, a sea loch sheltered by Davaar Island, which marks the boundary between the bulky head of the Kintyre Peninsula known as the Mull of Kintyre and the rest of the peninsula. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty: of gentle hills, and a stunning coastline, which accommodates both sandy beaches and quiet bays.  The exceptional quality of its Victorian buildings, its setting on the sheltered sea loch, its temperate climate and its perfect location for the exploration of the historic and beautiful Kintyre make it a popular destination. Campbeltown Accommodation
Carlisle lies on the southern bank of the River Eden, in the county of Cumberland. About a mile north are the remains of the Hadrians Wall, the greatest architectural remnant from Roman Britain and one of the most important World Heritage Sites in England, and to the north is the Solway Firth and the border with Scotland. This beautiful ancient city's proximity to Hadrians Wall and Scotland has influenced its history enormously: the town grew up as one of the northernmost outposts of the Roman empire and later as a disputed border town on a dangerous frontier between two perpetually warring kingdoms. Nowadays, the town maintains its position on the major rail and road routes between Scotland and England. Carlisle Accommodation
Carnoustie is a small coastal town ten miles east of Dundee famed for its long sandy beaches and golf courses.  Carnoustie's Championship course is considered to be one of the finest in the world and has been the location of a number of thrilling Open Championships.  While  the story of the town is inextricably linked to golf the beauty and history of the area is rich enough to attract even those who have no interest in the game. Carnoustie Accommodation
Castle Douglas The setting of the historic town of Castle Douglas could not be prettier: at the northern end of the Carlingwark Loch in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway.  An important centre and market town for this fascinating region, it is an ideal base from which to explore the gentle countryside and discover its proud history. Castle Douglas Accommodation
Culloden Very few place names stir stronger emotions than Culloden.  When Scots hear it they think of more than just a location: the moor in the north of Scotland just to the east of Inverness.  They think of the death of an era, a noble world view and a civilisation.  They think of a heroic last stand against vastly superior forces, of claymores, blood soaked tartan, of religion, nationhood and the price of modernity. Culloden Accommodation
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Doune Seven miles north west of Stirling is the little town of Doune, the historic capital of Menteith. It lies in a wooded valley at the confluence of the Ardoch Burn and the River Teith and also at the junction of the A84 and A820. Nearby are the hilly Bracs of Doune, which lead up to Callander, the forest of Glenartney and Ben Vorlich and the Doune Standing Stones. Doune is a charming old town famed for its castle, perched on a mound at the town’s south-eastern extremity. The castle will be familiar to many as a setting for Monty Python’s film The Holy Grail.  Doune Accommodation
Drumnadrochit, just fifteen miles south of Inverness, is the centre of the Loch Ness Monster Industry.  The best way to get an overall impression of Drumnadrochit, however, is to climb the hill to the east of the town.  From this vantage point you will see a green horizon of rolling hills resting on the eastern side of the mighty Loch Ness with Urquhart Bay gouged out of the farmland on the near side where Glen Urquhart finally leads the River Enrick into the loch.  Drumnadrochit Accommodation
Drymen, a charming town in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park draws not just road traffic but walkers by the thousands.  Drymen is one of the resting points on the West Highland Way from Milngavie (on the outskirts of Glasgow) to Fort William .  It is also the start of the Rob Roy Way, an unofficial path which leads to Pitlochry in the Perthshire Highlands: a route which takes in some of the most important sites associated with the famed Highland Rogue: Rob Roy Macgregor.  Drymen Accommodation
Dumfries is the biggest town in south west Scotland and the capital of Dumfries and Galloway region.  Lying close to the English border, the history of Dumfriesshire was often bloody and turbulent.  Today it offers a great many attractions such as fine museums, cultural societies and events, cafes and bars, as well as the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the historic interest of such an ancient and significant settlement.  Apart from Robert the Bruce, Dumfries is connected to Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard. Dumfries Accommodation
Dundee has a spectacular setting on the north bank of the Firth of Tay. People are drawn to Dundee because of its ancient history, its castles, its award winning museums and to marvel at the natural beauty which softens the edges of its impressive Victorian edifices. Dundee Accommodation
Dunoon, on the east coast of the mountainous Cowal Peninsula and on the Firth of Clyde, is the largest town in Argyll.  Its attractive location, easily accessed by ferry, helps to explain how Dunoon has developed as a retreat for wealthy Glaswegians and as a holiday resort for a more adventurous traveler and has much to offer any visitor. Dunoon Accommodation
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Edinburgh ...walking through the city sometimes feels like walking through some giant museum.  The Old Town is one of those places where you can get lost round little narrow wynds and imagine for a second that you have actually stepped into the past.  Edinburgh Accommodation

Elgin is the capital and principal town of Moray in Scotland's north east and grew up along a low ridge guarded on three sides by the meandering River Lossie.  Elgin 's many nearby distilleries, which produce the famous Speyside single malt whiskies, make it an essential part of any whisky trail and beauty make it an attractive place to visit.   Elgin Accommodation

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Falkirk The central location helps to account for the historical and industrial importance of this ancient town. It is situated on the main railway line between the country's two major cities Glasgow and Edinburgh, from which it is roughly equidistant.  It is also the meeting place of two major canals, the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, now linked by the unique Falkirk Wheel, the world's only rotating boatlift and the British Isles ' most impressive feat of modern civil engineering. Falkirk Accommodation

Fort Augustus is a beautiful village centred on its lock gates which take the water of the Caledonian Canal down those final few feet to meet with the legendary Loch Ness.  The canal, which follows the Great Glen from Fort William to Inverness, may be the most romantic way to arrive in Fort Augustus but it is not the only way; the town lies on the long distance walking route The Great Glen Way , although most visitors arrive by the A82.  Fort Augustus Accommodation

Fort William lies on the eastern shore of Loch Linnhe, at the southern end of 'The Great Glen' and at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, an area renowned for the tremendous natural beauty which has provided the setting for many important events in Scottish history. Fort William Accommodation
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Gairloch On Scotland 's west coast, around 60 miles west of Inverness , lie the pretty white buildings of Gairloch.  Gairloch is a collection of small settlements such as Auchtercairn, Charlestown , Lonemore, Mial, Smithstown and Strath clustered around the sea loch which gives the town its name; derived from the Gaelic Gearrloch meaning ‘short loch'.  Gairloch Accommodation
Girvan is an interesting town on the south Ayrshire coast, set to the backdrop of the Galloway Hills and famous for its white sandy beach and proximity to the sheer cliffs of Ailsa Craig, an awe inspiring rocky island best seen in the bright sunlight after a downpour when it glistens like a pyramid of glass.  To the northeast lies the famed Mull of Kintyre and the peaks of Arran.  Girvan Accommodation
Glasgow Standing on the top of Glasgow Tower (one of Glasgow's most recent landmarks and part of the Glasgow Science Centre) one can see up towards the Cathedral, the junction of the Clyde and Kelvin Rivers, into the heart of the old city as well as along the Clydeside, its old abandoned quays and wharfs, now with modern developments towering above.  One can't help but think what else might be out there to discover. Glasgow Accommodation
Glencoe is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world.  It runs for ten miles bounded by the steep slopes of rugged mountains: from Loch Leven south east to the Rannoch Moor.  The rock which forms the valley is amongst the oldest in the world. Glencoe Accommodation
Grantown on Spey is a bustling town, often thought of as the ‘Capital of Strathspey'.  It is an important place on Scotland's whisky trail, with nearly half of Scotland's whisky distilleries to be found nearby and, located to the northern end of the Cairngorms National Park , has a perfect setting in one of Scotland 's most beautiful regions.  Grantown on Spey Accommodation
Gretna Situated immediately north of the frontier between Scotland and England and just nine miles north of England 's ancient northern fortress town of Carlisle, the village of Gretna is the most famous of Scottish border towns.  Its fame is based on two quite justifiable titles: it is the Gateway to Scotland and the Marriage Capital of the UK.  An ancient settlement with a modern feel, geography has done more to shape Gretna's history than any other factor. Gretna Accommodation
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Helensburgh, situated on the northern shore of the Clyde estuary, was built to a grand Victorian design with broad tree lined avenues, an attractive promenade, a great many parks and fine architecture.  Helensburgh is the last major settlement going east along the A814 into the Highlands and has excellent rail links with Oban, Fort William and Glasgow and a number of ferry services across the Clyde . Helensburgh Accommodation

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Inveraray, situated on the western banks of Loch Fyne, is a striking town at the water's edge with hills, mountains and woodland.  This is the historic capital of Argyll and its surrounds have a kind of enchanting timelessness which makes it a great place to both stay and visit. Attractions include its old jail converted into an award winning museum telling the story of the history of Scottish prisons.  Inveraray Accommodation
Invergarry, a beautiful little village, is situated at the meeting point of the Great Glen and Glen Garry, where the River Garry descends into Loch Oich, and at the junction of two of the major roads, which follow these spectacular valleys through the Highlands.  Arriving by car from Fort William one must decide at Invergarry, whether to continue north along the A82 towards Inverness, turn west along the A87 towards the Isle of Skye, or simply stay awhile in this charming wooded setting.  Those who decide to stay find exploring the village and its surrounds an enchanting and rewarding experience.   Invergarry Accommodation
Inverness is an ideal base for hill walking, skiing, climbing, fishing, golfing and monster spotting holidays; cruises down the Caledonian Canal (built in 1822, the canal links the lochs of the Great Glen) and walks along the Great Glen Way (Scotland's newest footpath which follows the Great Glen for 73 miles) start and end in Inverness. It is also famed for its fine museums, galleries and restaurants. Inverness Accommodation
Irvine Two of Irvine 's claims to fame are seemingly contradictory: it is both the oldest new town in Scotland and the newest new town in Scotland .  The result is today's town of Irvine , a town restructured to a modern design, which incorporates many historic buildings.  Straddling the River Irvine as it joins the River Garnock before flowing into the Firth of Clyde on the Ayrshire coast, Irvine is also unique in being the only coastal new town.  Its redeveloped antiquity and coastal setting mean that it is considered the most successful of the Development Corporation's projects. Irvine Accommodation
Islay, Isle of, the most southerly of Scotland 's Inner Hebridean islands, is famed for its numerous whisky distilleries, beaches, historical sites, unspoilt natural beauty and views of the nearby Isle of Jura and Ireland .  The welcoming inhabitants of Islay number a little over 4000, concentrated in the scenic coastal towns such as the pretty Bowmore, Port Askaig and Port Ellen. Isle of Islay Accommodation
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Jura, Isle of, especially its western coast, is broken, rocky and mountainous with hidden caves and sandy beaches. Most distinctive of these mountains are the Paps of Jura.  This landscape is a nature enthusiast's paradise and the peaceful isolation of this magnificent island, so therapeutic to George Orwell while writing 1984 , remains part of Jura's magic .  Fans of Scotland's national drink will enjoy sampling the Isle of Jura's famous single malt whisky here. Isle of Jura Accommodation
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Killin Nestled in between the white waters of the Falls of Dochart and the westernmost reaches of the placid Loch Tay is the attractive village of Killin.  While the most famous of Killin's nearby mountains is Ben Lawers, the highest mountain in the central highlands, the surrounding countryside also consists of forests and woods, lochs and rivers; it is a remarkably beautiful landscape and the setting for a rich history. From evidence uncovered by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology has been able to reconstruct an early Iron Age crannog, which now welcomes visitors on Loch Tay. Killin Accommodation
Kinross, at the western edge of Loch Leven, is a stopping off point on journeys along the M90, which leads from the Forth Road Bridge north to Perth . With the growth of tourism much of the town's activity has refocused on the loch because of its historical interest and its status as a nature reserve famed for its bird life and trout fishing.  It was Loch Leven Castle on Castle Island, however, which was the scene of some notorious events in Scottish History, associated with William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and most notably Mary Queen of Scots. Kinross Accommodation
Kirkcaldy is known locally as the Lang Toun for obvious reasons; it developed in a long sweeping arc along the curving coastline, its main street is 4 miles long, it has Europe's longest street market (the annual Links Market established in 1304) not to mention one of the longest developed seafronts in Europe.  Kirkcaldy is a fascinating town; its many fine buildings reflect a long and varied history and its many famous sons its importance to Scottish culture past and present. Kirkcaldy Accommodation

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Lanark The ancient town of Lanark, less than an hour’s drive south of Glasgow, is one of the oldest Royal Burghs in Scotland and the hub of a county noted for its rich farmland. Being the county in which the River Clyde begins its descent towards Glasgow and the Central Belt, Lanarkshire is an area noted for some splendid waterfalls... Lanark Accommodation
Largs For some Largs may be a place for a quick pit stop on a tour of the islands, but those who give it more than a second glance will discover that this historic and picturesque town has much more to offer. Largs Accommodation
Lewis, Isle of occupies the northern two thirds of the largest of the Hebridean Islands (which it shares with Harris) in the extreme northeast of Scotland: remote by anyone's standards.  The varied vistas of Lewis - the broad sandy beeches, the tall rugged cliff faces, the mountainous south and a hinterland of boggy moors - have proved a fertile ground for the growth of a rich culture which has been over 8 thousand years in the making. Isle of Lewis Accommodation
Lochgilphead At the head of the Loch Gilp, a short sea loch which leads north west from Loch Fyne, lies the characterful white buildings of Lochgilphead, about 20 miles south of Oban.  It has been the capital of the Argyle and Bute region since 1975 and the nearby area is one of enormous interest; famed for the Crinan Canal, Dunadd and Kilmartin Glen, it is a must for those with an interest in Scotland's fascinating past and convenient for access to many local amenities. Lochgilphead Accommodation
Loch Ness Famed for its monster, the surrounding countryside is the domain of wildcats, foxes and red deer.  Not only are there the attractions of nature: the loch is watched over by a number of ancient forts and castles, the most famous of which is Urquhart Castle, whose spectacular ruins sit on a rocky promontory which juts out into the loch. Loch Ness Accommodation
Lockerbie is an attractive old red sandstone town set in the charming countryside of Dumfries and Galloway, with a history and culture which makes it and its people an integral part of the life of this most significant of Scottish regions.  Lockerbie's significance has long come from its position on the major road and railway from England to West Central Scotland and its connections with the Vikings and Scotland's most heroic king and national hero Robert the Bruce and the struggle for national identity. Lockerbie Accommodation

Luss is a designated Conservation Village at the eastern end of Glen Luss on the western shores of Loch Lomond , Scotland and Britain 's largest inland waterway.  This setting is famed for its natural beauty and as a haven for wildlife.  The history of the area stretches back millennia evidenced by the remains of hilltop forts, Neolithic burial chambers and crannogs (artificial islands created as loch dwellings from around 5000 BC) that dot the landscape.  Luss itself is a village of ancient origins with a history full of character. Luss Accommodation

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Millport is the capital of, and the only town on, the small island of Great Cumbrae (only 4 miles long) in the Firth of Forth. Great Cumbrae is one of Scotland’s most accessible islands, being just a ten minute ferry journey from the mainland at Largs. Millport itself is the prettiest of seaside towns nestling in the outstretched arms of Millport and Kames Bays and offers both sandy beaches and great views of Little Cumbrae, Ailsa Craig, Arran, the Eileans and the North Ayrshire Hills. Millport Accommodation
Moffat, in Dumfries and Galloway, occupies an important position on the main route from England to the West of Scotland. Moffat and the local area offer attractions such as golf, walking, fishing, various interesting museums and visitors centres (including the nearby Tibetan Monastery). All the same, some would argue that the major attraction in the area is the town itself. Its interesting history has bequeathed Moffat with a wide variety of characterful buildings which make it one of Scotland‘s, lesser known, gems. Moffat Accommodation
Mull, Isle of Visitors come to revel in the sense of myth and mystery that the island offers in such abundance, to enjoy the warm hospitality of the islanders and to take delight in natural beauty and stunning views.  Mull is a sparsely populated wilderness: a rugged mountainscape on a crystal sea. Isle of Mull Accommodation

Musselburgh, quite possibly the oldest town in Scotland, is just seven miles east of Edinburgh at the mouth of the River Esk on the Firth of Forth.  A large proportion of this seaside town's 19th century inhabitants worked in the nearby woollen mills and coal mines, as well as in the traditional fishing industry.  Whilst much of the heavy industry has now gone, Musselburgh remains famous for its attractive historic town, mussels and as a place of leisurely pursuits, most notably horse racing and golf. Musselburgh Accommodation

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Nairn lies on the coast of the Moray Firth 15 miles east of Inverness.  The town is of ancient origins, which stretch back at least as far as the early middle ages, and the area is steeped in history and legend and dotted with ancient monuments.  Its beautiful, sandy beaches and elaborate Victorian buildings are testament to the town's success as a seaside resort, a success which has been achieved in no small measure thanks to its claim to be the driest and sunniest part of Scotland.  Nairn Accommodation
Nethybridge is a quiet and attractive village lying in the east of Strathspey, on the banks of the River Nethy and amongst the Abernethy Forest.  It is a great base to explore the broken peaks of the Cairngorms to the south-east, the fast flowing salmon filled rivers, the deep timeless forests and 'The Speyside Way', a long distance walking route from Granton on Spey to Boat of Garten. Nethybridge Accommodation
North Berwick, an  ancient and picturesque town, is famed both for its beautiful location and its association with witchcraft.  Its rocky heights provide many a stunning vantage point from which one can observe the breaking waves, sea cliffs and stretches of sandy beaches and ponder the town's mysteries. North Berwick Accommodation
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Oban is known popularly as ‘The Gateway to the Islands'.  This is a fitting nickname for a town which is the undisputed capital of the Scotland's western seaboard.  From Oban, ferries will carry you to the scattered islands of the Inner Hebrides: to Kerrera, Iona, Tiree, Lismore, Coll, and beyond. Oban Accommodation
Orkney is a truly remarkable place. Situated off the north coast of Scotland these 67 remote islands are home to a greater wealth of archaeological treasures than almost anywhere else in the world. Here grand Stone Age tombs and settlements older than the Egyptian pyramids share a haunting landscape with standing stones, Bronze Age forts, Viking ruins, medieval churches, castles and palaces. Orkney Accommodation
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Peebles, the third largest town in the Borders, lies at the junction between the River Tweed and the Eddlestone Water. Throughout the centuries the valley of the Edlestone Water has been an important communications route between the Borders and Edinburgh, lying less than thirty miles to the north.  Peebles strategic location on this route has drawn people for centuries and made the town an important one historically.  Today it is a prosperous market town whose medieval heritage, evident from its beautiful old buildings, make it one of the Borders many jewels. Peebles Accommodation
Perth is a charming town, with some fine buildings, a distillery, a glassworks, museums and a wide variety of bars, restaurants and accommodation. These more modern developments are but a thin veneer; if you scratch the surface Perth starts to bleed history.  The county of Perthshire lies in a central location and plays host to the River Tay, Britain's most powerful watercourse, glens, gorges and, with the Scottish Highlands beginning to the north and west, spectacular mountain scenery. Perth Accommodation
Pitlochry has a beautiful setting; surrounded by mountains, the most striking of which is Ben Vrackie to the north east.  On a clear day its summit (at some 2,759 feet) affords breathtaking views of large swathes of Scotland. Pitlochry Accommodation
Prestwick is situated on Scotland's Ayrshire coast, two miles north of Ayr. This is an area whose natural beauty (rolling fields, gentle coastline, views over the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran) inspired some of Robert Burns finest verses. Increasingly these views are the first that visitors get of Scotland thanks to the development of Glasgow Prestwick International Airport , which lies just to the north of the town. It is perhaps a mark of the town's importance that it is the oldest recorded burgh in Scotland. The first Open Golf Championship was played in Prestwick in 1860 on the Old Course and today there are a number of beautiful courses on which visitors can test their skills. Prestwick Accommodation
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Rothesay is the capital of the Island of Bute, on the Firth of Clyde just off Scotland's Ayrshire coast. Less than two hours from Glasgow, some 40 miles to the north-east, it is easily accessible: regular ferries arrive in Rothesay from Wemyss Bay. Rothesay is a pleasant town, lying in an attractive bay sheltered by low wooded hills on an island famed for its gentle landscapes and peaceful way of life. Rothesay Accommodation
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Shetland is the most northerly part of the British Isles and sparsely populated: the 23,000 Shetlanders live on just 17 of 100 islands. Lerwick is the only town. Remoteness and a relatively small population make the islands a haven for wildlife; seals and minke whales, basking sharks and porpoises are often spotted in the coastal waters; fulmars, puffins, gulls and skuas create a din on the cliffs while inland lies the domain of the famous Shetland pony, as well as the ubiquitous sheep. Much of the natural beauty of the islands lies in the wide windswept places broken by lochans, the thrashing waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, the towering sea cliffs and a dramatic coastline which measures in excess of 900 miles. Shetland Accommodation

Skye, Isle of No Scottish island offers more than Skye in terms of natural beauty; here more emotive, perhaps, due to the melancholy that, owing to the island's past, emanates from the awe inspiring vistas with which one is confronted at every turn. Isle of Skye Accommodation
Spean Bridge is a small village lying where two valleys meet, the Great Glen and the Spean Glen, eight miles north of Fort William. South of Spean Bridge is the Leanachan Forest with Ben Nevis, Scotland 's highest mountain, towering in the distance and the Rannoch Moor beyond. The River Spean cuts through the town, while nearby the Caledonian Canal cuts through the Scottish Highlands. Situated on a rise just to the north-east of the village, the Commando Memorial commemorates the men who trained here and gave their lives during the war. Their fate is something to ponder while taking in the spectacular panoramas of the river valley, forests, lochs and mountains; some of the finest views in Scotland . Spean Bridge Accommodation
St Andrews While golf tournaments and the university can make St Andrews a lively place, the town itself largely maintains a medieval feel.  The town is centred on its churches, cathedral, castle, university, and other ancient buildings, all set in the original medieval street network.  For this reason it is without doubt one of Scotland's most beautiful locations. St Andrews Accommodation
Stirling Anyone seeking to rule Scotland had to hold Stirling.  Looming high above the river to the west, a rocky outcrop imposes itself on the landscape.  The fortresses that would be built here would provide a seat for the guardians of this crucial strategic zone, and thus, securing this crag was of paramount importance to any who sought to wield power in early Scotland. Stirling Accommodation
Stonehaven is famous for its spectacular old ruined fortress and medieval keep, its interesting old and new towns and a breathtaking coastline. Nestling in Stonehaven Bay on Scotland's east coast, 15 miles south of Aberdeen, Stonehaven is contained by towering cliffs of pudding stone north and south, which offer great views of the town. Dunnottar Castle, less than two miles south of Stonehaven, is one of Scotland's gems and one of the most dramatically set fortresses in the world. The cliffs of Stonehaven are also a haven for wildlife; just south of the town is the largest bird sanctuary on the British mainland. Few towns have a more dramatic setting. Stonehaven Accommodation
Stranraer, the largest town in southwest Scotland, lies at the head of Loch Ryan on the Rhinns of Galloway, a kind of double headed peninsula with arms stretching north and south. It has a lot more going for it than its ferry terminal and harbour, with a characterful history evident from its old buildings, streets and Castle of St John. It is also an ideal base for the discovery of the Rhinns' gentle countryside, long sandy beaches, and beautiful coastline; an area which also boasts the most southerly point in Scotland. Stranraer Accommodation
Strathpeffer has a grand layout, wide streets and an architecture that many have suggested would be more fitting of a Bavarian mountain resort. It is beautifully located approximately 15 miles north-west of Inverness and 4 miles due west of Dingwall, at the head of the River Peffery Valley in the Scottish Highlands, with the wooded Fannich Hills to the west and Ben Wyvis, at 3429 ft, to the north. The shelter offered by the hills to the west and the mountains to the north gives the town a relatively dry and mild climate and the area around the town offers many scenic walks and a wide variety of golf courses. Strathpeffer Accommodation
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Tarbet - Loch Lomond is a small picturesque village on the western shores of Loch Lomond and in the heart of the ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park'. Situated towards the northern end of the loch, the surrounding area is one of spectacular mountain and loch side scenery. Tarbet Accommodation

Tarbert - Loch Fyne offers some of the major ferry connections to the islands of Arran, Gigha and Islay, not to forget the ferry link to Portavadie on Cowal direct from Tarbert. However, with the attractive ruins of the medieval keep over the busy bay and history and natural beauty in every direction, there is more than enough reason to linger awhile in Tarbert to appreciate her pleasures: the hills, beautiful woodlands, a stunning coastline and some quiet sandy bays. Tarbert Accommodation

Thurso is in the county of Caithness, famed for its dramatic coastline and towering sea cliffs. From the cliffs of Thurso one can look down at the ferry terminal and out over the Pentland Firth at the awe inspiring views of the Island of Hoy, a southern Orkney Island. It is  the ‘Gateway to the Orkney Islands' and their priceless prehistoric treasures and provides access to John O'Groats nearby. Thurso Accommodation
Troon is a small, charming and lively town on the Firth of Clyde on Scotland's west coast, probably most famous for the Royal Troon Golf Club, its sandy beaches and stunning views out towards the mountainous scenery of the Island of Arran. Troon Accommodation
Trossachs, The is home to some of Britain's most rugged mountains and picturesque lakes, an area associated with Rob Roy MacGregor (1661-1734).  Indeed, one unofficial name for the Trossachs is 'Rob Roy Country'.  Rob Roy was many things: a patriot, a soldier, an entrepreneur, a rustler, an outlaw and a folk hero. The Trossachs Accommodation
Tyndrum is a small village in the Stirlingshire Highlands, an area known for the splendours of nature: broken and forbidding terrain, towering mountains and picturesque glens. With tales of fallen Celtic giants, early Christian Saints, heroic medieval kings, beloved rogues struggling with the authorities and lovers panning for gold, who can deny that Tyndrum is a truly romantic place.  Road, rail and long distance walking routes make Tyndrum, quite literally, an unmissable part of many a journey through the Highlands. Tyndrum Accommodation
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Uist North, Isle of in Scotland's remote Outer Hebrides, is half covered by lochs and sea lochs.  Its sandy beaches, sparkling waters and windswept spaces make the island an ideal place for contemplation. North Uist Accommodation
Uist South, Isle of is famed for powder white sand beaches, which run virtually unbroken the length of the island, while the east coast is marked by a number of sea lochs which penetrate deep into the land. South Uist also has over 190 fresh water lochs. The many lochs make views from any of the island’s vantage points alive with the sparkle of water. Isle of South Uist Accommodation
Ullapool, the largest town in Wester Ross, lies on the shores of Loch Broom, a sea loch on Scotland's broken and rugged west coast. Its remoteness is one of its advantages. All around unspoiled scenery; forests, mountains, waterfalls, hidden valleys and beautiful sand beaches, wait to be discovered. It is also known for its ferry terminal, which provides the major link between the mainland and Stornoway, in the even more remote Outer Hebrides. Ullapool Accommodation
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Wick For just short of 500 years Wick was the administrative centre of Caithness, the most northerly county in mainland Scotland. Situated on the north east coast, Wick is fifteen miles south of John O'Groats. It is an area famed for its dramatic coastline and sea cliffs. Wick Accommodation