Things to do in Scotland
  • Hadrian’s Wall – Full Day – Up to 8 People

    Hadrian’s Wall – Full Day – Up to 8 People

    Our Hadrian’s Wall tour travels up to the Scottish Borders. The focus of the day is the ‘Wall’ itself which we travel along exploring its many remains of towers and landmarks. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army Museum, exploring the history of the Romans and learning what it was…

  • Jack the Ripper tour. Led by a former New Scotland Yard Detective

    Jack the Ripper tour. Led by a former New Scotland Yard Detective

    1888 Whitechapel. The grizzly streets of Victorian London. In what was to become known as the Autumn of terror five women were subject to the most brutal of murders. Thus began the greatest murder mystery in British history. As a former New Scotland Yard detective I will lead you on a tour of the murder…

  • Harry Potter London Filming locations Private Tour

    Harry Potter London Filming locations Private Tour

    Experience the world of wizardry on a tour of London’s Harry Potter filming locations. Cruise through the city in your very own private vehicle and visit cinematic landmarks such as Number 12, Grimmauld Place, Diagon Alley and Platform 9¾. Along the way, enjoy insider stories about the making of the Harry Potter films and visit…

  • Sherlock Holmes Private Guided Tour – BBC Series & Traditional Locations

    Sherlock Holmes Private Guided Tour – BBC Series & Traditional Locations

    For all Sherlock Holmes fans! The perfect tour to take you deep into the world of the great Detective. If you love the traditional Conan Doyle stories, or simply prefer the new BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman this tour is for you, as it is flexible and will be tailored to your personal…

  • Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Western Lake District

    Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Western Lake District

    The Western Lakes are more rugged and exposed than the rest of the district and as such has its own unique character. Much less explored than the more popular lakes and hills this area has a serene and ethereal feel not found elsewhere in this region. Even in peak summer you’ll feel like you’ve got…

  • eBiking Glenveagh National Park. Donegal. Self guided. 3 hours.

    eBiking Glenveagh National Park. Donegal. Self guided. 3 hours.

    Easy to find collection and drop off point.Situated in the beautiful grounds of Donegal’s Glenveagh National Park.Stunning natural scenery.As a special area of conservation it contains unique flora and fauna.A rare opportunity to see Ireland’s re-introduced Golden eagles.

  • The Magic of Harry Potter Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

    The Magic of Harry Potter Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

    Become a Harry Potter character with the magical experience of this private guided walking tour though some of the movie’s most significant places!On this tour you will visit some of the most iconic locations where the movie was filmed and at the same time you will discover the beauty and magic of London! Using London…

  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover & Greenwich River Boat Ride

    Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover & Greenwich River Boat Ride

    A fun-filled day of British history, scenery and aquatic adventure, take this luxury coach trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich. Begin with a private guided tour of Leeds Castle, once home to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, before visiting the city of Canterbury where you’ll see the oldest cathedral in England. Afterwards,…

  • London Eye To London Bridge (River Walk)

    London Eye To London Bridge (River Walk)

    This Tour is a great way to experience a tale of two city’s from the majesty of Westminster to the History of London along the way seeing the major sights of London from Big Ben to Tower Bridge and everything in between your guide on the tour will really bring to life the city with…

  • One Week English School and British Culture Program in London

    One Week English School and British Culture Program in London

    Our London short term package programs involving science, art, culture, sports, fashion, trade, finance and fun, include 15-hours of active English Training in our language school which received the award for the best language school in London in 2015, and through which we host our students with English host families. In the programs, our students…

  • Viking & Castles Tour of the Isle of Man – Full day Private Tour

    Viking & Castles Tour of the Isle of Man – Full day Private Tour

    Your guide is a Viking specialist for the Isle of Man.Achaeological evidence confirms the presence of Vikings on the Isle of Man. The various findings from burials and settlements and the common use of Viking place names creates a fuller picture of Viking life on the Island.According to the Irish annals, the Vikings first set…

  • Full Day London Private Classic Tour

    Full Day London Private Classic Tour

    All London’s iconic landmarks, 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites + 2 Tudor Palaces, secret locations and little known gems all packed into one fast-paced day. We hustle it up for you!What’s included? Sites like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Horse Guards, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Marble Arch, Kensington Palace, London Eye, River Thames, Shakespeare…

  • Fells of Derwent – Full Day – Up to 4 People

    Fells of Derwent – Full Day – Up to 4 People

    Visit some of the most stunningly beautiful and photographed places in the Lake District, while making memories that will last a lifetime.The Lake District is steeped in history which is evident at every turn.This tour gives you an insight and understanding that will change the way you see the Lakes.This Tour Includes:• Private Air Conditioned…

  • Private Full Day Beatrix Potter Tour from the Yorkshire Dales

    Private Full Day Beatrix Potter Tour from the Yorkshire Dales

    You get to see:• Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. •…

  • Airport Transfer Service – Nottingham to London Heathrow Airport

    Airport Transfer Service – Nottingham to London Heathrow Airport

    Luxury Private Airport Transfer Service from Nottingham to London Heathrow, With years of Experience and an Outstanding reputation in providing Airport and Chauffeur Transfers we pride ourselves on the experience given to all our clients. Travelling for Business or Pleasure our years of knowledge backed up by the latest technology and Operations team ensure every…

  • Scotland, Edinburgh, the Highlands 3 Days Private Tour from London

    Scotland, Edinburgh, the Highlands 3 Days Private Tour from London

    Tonight, we will drive you up to magical The Highlands. Your tour starts in London by midnight followed by an overnight journey to Edinburgh. The Highlands is the epitome of Scotland. Big skies, sparkling countryside, great food, friendly people and the Scottish Highlands. A natural playground that begs to be explored, with the finest and…

  • Northumberland Coast and Country Tours

    Northumberland Coast and Country Tours

    A visit to the beautiful grounds of Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Gardens is purely unique to the area, with the poison gardens & the fountains as well as the 100’s of species of plants you will surely have an amazing time, we then visit Warkworth & Castle before finishing off the day with a Visit to…

  • Whisky Tasting Experience in Birmingham

    Whisky Tasting Experience in Birmingham

    Whisky and whiskey is made around the world, although its historic roots are based in Ireland and Scotland. Here at Grain & Glass we run fun, informal and educational whisky tastings that delve into the fascinating history of whisky, look into the stories and production methods behind this iconic spirit. During this 1.5 hour tasting,…

  • Harry Potter walking tour in London

    Harry Potter walking tour in London

    Stroll through the Harry Potter filming locations in London. Learn interesting facts about author J.K. Rowling’s difficult destiny and writer’s triumph. Visit places that Harry Potter fans from all over the world constantly visit. You’ll see a wall at Kings Cross Train Station, aka Platform 9¾. Do you know what makes this place so special?…

  • 3-Day Edinburgh Tour from London by train

    3-Day Edinburgh Tour from London by train

    Come with us north of the border to the wonderful country of Scotland. Make the most of two nights accommodation in central Edinburgh, a guided tour of the city and a chance to travel to the stunning Scottish Highlands to visit mysterious Loch Ness and the magnificent mountain scenery of Glen Coe and Rannoch Moor.  This fully…

  • Cycling Glenveagh National Park. Donegal. Self guided. 3 hours.

    Cycling Glenveagh National Park. Donegal. Self guided. 3 hours.

    Easy to find collection and drop off point.Situated in the beautiful grounds of Donegal’s Glenveagh National Park.Stunning mountain scenery.As a special area of conservation it contains unique flora and fauna.A rare opportunity to see Ireland’s re-introduced Golden eagles.

  • London Harry Potter Walking Tour

    London Harry Potter Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter on this 2 hour walking tour around the muggle capital London. Follow in the footsteps of one of the world’s most famous fictional wizards as you step into the real Diagon Alley, catch a glimpse of the Leaky Cauldron, pose by the mythical Platform 9¾, and…

  • Harry Potter’s London Feat. Harry Potter Movie Locations

    Harry Potter’s London Feat. Harry Potter Movie Locations

    “Can we find all this in London?”“If you know, where to go!”This tour will take you where you need to go.London is a paradise for filmmakers and also for tourists as well as for any die-hard Potterhead with exciting adventures in the city. Ready to visit London’s inspirational iconic locations in the wizarding world of…

  • West End To Westminster

    West End To Westminster

    With this Jewel of a Tour you will start off in modern day with the bright lights of the West end then as the tour progress’s we travel back in time to here stories of execution betrayal & love as well as the majesty of the horse guards

  • Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin

    Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin

    Visit Belfast’s Titanic Visitor Experience, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway and Dun Luce Castle on a full-day trip from Dublin! Open since April 2012 (100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking), the ‘Titanic’ exhibition allows you to relive the tragic yet captivating story through interactive discovery zones and galleries.Visiting time 2 hours. After exploring the…


All about Scotland

When to visit

Few visit Scotland for its weather. It’s an unavoidable truth that Scotland is most often wet and cool. You can hope for the most pleasant conditions from May through September, but you should always be prepared for climatic variations—even in a single day. Summer is also the busy season and can bring large crowds to major attractions, particularly Edinburgh for the August festivals and the Isle of Skye. Dodge crowds by visiting in May or September.

Also, the Highland games season begins in May, peaks in July and August, and comes to a close toward the end of September, with most events taking place on the weekends. Enjoying the yearly festivities is one of the most popular things to do in Scotland for both visitors and locals.

Getting around

Scotland’s extensive public transportation network makes getting around by bus, train, and ferry a breeze. Services tend to become scarcer and slower the more rural you travel, so it’s a good idea to have your own wheels or book a tour when heading to more remote areas. Driving in Scotland does require skill and patience as much of the country is connected by small, single-track roads.

Traveler tips

Scottish food has a poor reputation, but open-minded travelers may be pleasantly surprised by the breadth of the country’s cuisine. Avoid tourist traps whenever possible and make it a point to dine in locally owned restaurants that serve locally sourced produce. Foodie highlights include seafood fresh off the boat, wild game straight from the moors, and gin enhanced with local botanicals such as kelp and heather.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scotland known for?

Scotland is a land of instantly recognizable images (or clichés, depending on your opinion): tartan, bagpipes, haggis, mist-shrouded mountains, heather-clad hills, and haunting valleys. The small country has an outsized cultural reputation and has produced some of the world’s best literature, music, and art.

What should you not miss in Scotland?

Many visitors make the mistake of sticking to Edinburgh and its surroundings. You shouldn’t miss the chance to get out into the countryside—easily done in a small country. The Scottish Highlands are within easy reach from the capital and home to some of Scotland’s most majestic landscapes.

How many days is enough for Scotland?

Ten days is enough time to tick off many key things to do in Scotland. You can see all of the highlights of Edinburgh and Glasgow, explore the highlights of the Highlands (including Glencoe and Loch Ness), and add on a visit to an island, such as Isle of Arran, Isle of Islay, or Mull.

What food should you try in Scotland?

Scottish food has an unfair and outdated reputation. The country boasts farm-to-table fare featuring world-class ingredients, from fresh seafood to wild game. Make sure to try Scottish salmon, local cheeses, and grouse, as well as distinctively Scottish dishes like cullen skink (a hearty fish soup), black pudding, and, yes, haggis.

Which cities should you visit on your first trip to Scotland?

You shouldn’t miss Edinburgh, the jewel in Scotland’s crown and home to its top attractions including Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. But don’t sleep on Glasgow. Scotland’s grittier and inarguably friendlier city is less shaped by tourism, offering an earthier and perhaps more authentic view of Scotland.

What is the best way to travel around Scotland?

Rent a car if you can. Public transportation is extensive but train and bus timetables are not always convenient when traveling to more remote parts of the country. Alternatively, book guided tours and let someone else tackle driving on narrow country roads.