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Scotland would be buried in tourists if the weather was more consistent. Most people know Edinburgh and Glasgow but check out two of the least visited regions in Scotland – Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire.

Find out what it is like to climb the highest mountain in the UK Ben Nevis – and some spa breaks in Scotland to have after that! My 7 day Scotland itinerary focuses on Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Isle of Skye (don’t miss it) and my 10 day Scotland Itinerary covers the Highlands.

They’re all in my Scotland travel blog posts.

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26 Top Things to do in Inverness (2022) You’ll Love

Lovely Inverness in Scotland is the gateway city to the stunning Scottish Highlands. But it would be a huge mistake to only have a flying visit to Inverness. As you will see in this article, there are loads of fantastic things to do in Inverness and around the city. It definitely warrants a couple of …

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11 Best Spots to See the Sunset in Glasgow (2022)

Glasgow is a monumental Scottish city filled to the brim with things to do throughout the day. Although, there aren’t many things better than capping a fun-filled day with a mesmerising sunset. The sight of the sun dipping away into the horizon while reflecting hues of orange on the sky is a breathtaking spectacle. Catching …

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11 Spectacular Places for you to experience the Sunset Edinburgh style

Edinburgh’s got a creative spirit, vibrant nightlife, and charm to spare. One of the most gorgeous cities in all of the United Kingdom, this hilly Scottish capital boasts impeccable views and a unique mix of modern and historic architecture. There is so much to do and see in Edinburgh like take an underground vault tour, …

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22 Beautiful Places in Scotland You’re Going to Love

Scotland is absolutely stunning. If the weather were more reliable it would be absolutely jammed with tourists. The beauty of Scotland is that the weather changes at a pace so even at its worst often blue skies can be literally just moments away. This is not an exhaustive list of beautiful places in Scotland – …

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9 Best Spa Breaks Scotland You’ll Love

When you’re thinking about a holiday with saunas and massages spa breaks Scotland don’t necessarily come first to mind. However, there are a fantastic range of spa hotels Scotland to consider. Spa breaks Scotland tend to veer towards the indulgent/luxury end of the spas spectrum vs detox/extreme exercise. Most, of course,  have gyms and/or a …

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12 Fantastic Things to do in Ayrshire You’ll Love

The Ayrshire region of Scotland sits on the southwest coast and enjoys considerably better weather than most of the country. This is also Robert Burns country – you can’t miss him and his influence when exploring the area. It is also home to some lovely beaches, fantastic castles, great food, stunning drives and much more. …

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11 Things to do in Dumfries and Galloway You Won’t Want to Miss

Dumfries and Galloway is the least visited area of Scotland – I have no idea why. The region is absolutely stunning, tends much more towards good weather relative to the rest of Scotland and there are some fantastic things to do in Dumfries and Galloway. From the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse to Wigtown Scotland to …

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Scotland Itinerary 10 days: The Scottish Highlands for Boutique Hotel Lovers

I had always wanted to visit the Scottish highlands. And boy did they very much exceeded my expectations. There is something quite magical about the Scottish Highlands – the extreme and ridiculously fast weather is extraordinary and creates a different feel – you can imagine that if anywhere has fairies and dragons this place does. …

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