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Scotland: A Travel Guide: Additional Resources

Where to go and what to do in Scotland

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This is Scotland’s official website for information on cities to visit, including where they are on the map, how many annual visitors they see each year, and links to the Visit Scotland page for each.

Scotland’s official tourism website, Visit Scotland has been referenced many times throughout this guide. This website is the most accurate and up to date reference for any and all information pertaining to visiting Scotland.

Festivals in Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Fringe

Taking place every August, Fringe is a festival to celebrate the arts and culture that takes over the city of Edinburgh. Visit the official website to learn more about the festival, see dates and schedules, and book tickets.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Hogmanay is the Scottish word for New Year. Edinburgh's Hogmanay is an annual New Year’s celebration and street party taking place throughout the city of Edinburgh. If you’re going to be in Edinburgh over the holiday, this is worth exploring. Visit the official website to learn more about the event and book tickets for the street party if interested.

BBC Three. (2018, March 20). Things not to say to Scottish people [Video]. Youtube. 

Travel Guides

Looking for more inspiration all in one place? Check out the following travel guides from popular travel organizations to help you as you plan your trip:

Frommer's Scotland

Travel + Leisure Scotland Travel Guide

Lonely Planet's Scotland Guide

Fodor's Scotland

Day Tours

Day Trips from Edinburgh

The Visit Scotland website has some great suggestions and resources for planning day trips from a home base of Edinburgh.


Viator is a website that offers tours and excursions to various popular sites and destinations around the world. Explore their offerings in Scotland to plan and book excursions and tours during your visit. Travel and entrance fees are usually included in the excursion price.

Instagram Handles to Follow

Visit Scotland: @visitscotland

Scotland Is Now: @scotlandisnow

This is Edinburgh: @thisisedinburgh

Hidden Scotland: @hiddenscotland

Exploring Edinburgh: @exploringedinburgh


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Where Do You Want To Go?

What part of Scotland are you most hoping to visit?
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Inverness: 1 votes (25%)
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