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From city breaks in Edinburgh and Glasgow to relaxing spa escapes in Loch Lomond and Isle of Skye, the options are endless when it comes to travelling in Scotland. Whether whisky tasting is your scene or rambles to spot the Loch Ness monster is why you're there, The Independent's travel experts have put together a number of useful guides on the best places to stay, where to eat and their favourite activities you must do during your Scottish break.


Whether you're in the capital to celebrate Burns Night, enjoy Edinburgh Fringe Festival, or are on a spontaneous city break, there are countless things to see and do during your Scottish getaway. While eating haggis and drinking whiskey are sure to be on the list, there is so much more to enjoy beyond the food and drink scene. From cultural walks up to Edinburgh Castle and scenic views from the grassy nose of Arthur’s Seat to charming independent shops on cobbled streets and unique markets, there is plenty to explore. Read Edinburgh guides from our travel experts on their favourite parts of the city and the best hotels to stay at.


Glasgow is a vibrant city boasting shops galore and plenty of charming bars and restaurants to explore. From eye-opening art galleries to lively gig venues and quirky vintage shops, there's plenty of fun to be had in Glasgow. Read guides from our travel experts on their favourite parts of the city and the best hotels to stay at.

<p>Glasgow has plenty of colour and flavour, with a modern cultural scene </p>

Glasgow city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink and shop

If Edinburgh is Scotland then, Glasgow is Scotland now. Delve into its eye-opening galleries, rowdy gig venues, flavour-packed restaurants and treasure-trove vintage shops, says Lucie Grace

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