Scotland, Landscapes

Scotland’s Natural Beauty: 5 Hidden Gems

  Stumbling across natural beauty in Scotland isn’t exactly difficult. With a population of just over five million, much of the country’s area is given over to expansive stretches of rugged countryside punctuated by soaring peaks, vast lochs and evergreen forests. Even in the cities, you’re never far away from nature here. For example, in … Continue reading “Scotland’s Natural Beauty: 5 Hidden Gems”

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The saltire, Scotland's national flag - St Andrew's day
Scotland

St Andrew’s Day — Scotland’s Official National Day

The US has Independence Day, France has Bastille Day, and Scotland has St Andrew’s Day. And because we celebrate all-things-Scotland here at Inspiring Travel Scotland, we thought we’d write a blog explaining a little more about Scotland’s official national day. We’ll look at who St Andrew was, how he is connected to Scotland, when St … Continue reading “St Andrew’s Day — Scotland’s Official National Day”

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Chris Pine Outlaw King movie Netflix
Scotland, TV

A brand-new Scottish tour inspired by The Outlaw King

The Outlaw King is a fantastic new film about one of Scotland’s national heroes: Robert the Bruce. While the film was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, it has just come out for an international audience on Netflix and critics are already praising it. The film was written, produced, and directed … Continue reading “A brand-new Scottish tour inspired by The Outlaw King”

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Edinburgh Christmas Market Scotland
Scotland

A Guide to Christmas in Scotland

There are endless reasons why a Christmas trip to Scotland is well worth considering. For a start, there’s the weather. Yes, you’ll need to bring plenty of layers and be prepared for rain, but there’s also a much higher chance of a white Christmas here than in many other parts of the UK – and … Continue reading “A Guide to Christmas in Scotland”

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Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison) - 5 places to visit in Scotland if you love outlander
Scotland, TV

5 Places to Visit in Scotland If You Love Outlander

If Scotland’s tourism industry was flourishing before the TV programme Outlander first hit screens in 2014 (and it was), it’s gone from strength to strength since. The phenomenon known as ‘the Outlander effect’ has seen visitor numbers to locations featured in the series skyrocket – in some cases increasing by as much as 72% over … Continue reading “5 Places to Visit in Scotland If You Love Outlander”

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Glencoe Valley in the Scottish Highlands - Visit Scotland instead of England
Scotland, Landscapes

Why You Should Visit Scotland Instead of England

Tourists come from all over the World to visit Scotland, but it’s particularly popular with Americans and Canadians. England is also an incredibly popular tourist destination, and, while it’s possible to visit England and Scotland in the same trip (they’re on the same island, after all), we’d like to make a case for why you … Continue reading “Why You Should Visit Scotland Instead of England”

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Glenfinnan Viaduct - Hogwarts Express scenes
Scotland

10 Scottish Locations Harry Potter Fans Must Visit

People of all ages love Harry Potter. What began as a humble collection of kids’ books has become the best-selling book series of all time and has been adapted into some of the highest-grossing films of all time. All of this success has led to quite a few Harry Potter-themed attractions; there is Harry Potter … Continue reading “10 Scottish Locations Harry Potter Fans Must Visit”

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Looking down the water of Leith Walkway
Scotland

A Local’s Guide to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, which means there’s an abundance of guidebooks and blogs telling tourists where they should visit. Many of these guides are great… but some are also a little too mainstream for visitors looking for the quintessential Edinburgh experience. As Inspiring Travel specialises in tailormade Scottish … Continue reading “A Local’s Guide to Edinburgh”

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Gullane Golf Course is the location for the Scottish Open 2018
Scotland

Top Tips for Visiting the Scottish Open 2018

If you’re visiting Scotland this year for the Scottish Open, then you’ll probably want to make the most of your trip. You may be coming here to spectate some of the best golf in the world, but there’s nothing to stop you enjoying a few drams of whisky, visiting a castle or two, or playing … Continue reading “Top Tips for Visiting the Scottish Open 2018”

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Landscape shot of Loch Lomond - Scotland in spring and summer
Scotland, Landscapes

Spring and summer: the best time of year to visit Scotland?

Scotland’s tourism industry flourishes all year round due to the country’s rich history, beautiful scenery, vibrant culture, and fascinating heritage. But Scotland is a country with clearly defined seasons, and Scotland in spring and summer is very different from Scotland in autumn and winter. If you’re considering taking that special trip to Scotland, then we’d … Continue reading “Spring and summer: the best time of year to visit Scotland?”

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