Traveling in the Orkney Islands

Scotland’s Orkney Isles, Land Pawned for a Dowry

Just 20 miles off the northeastern coast of Scotland, Orkney is an archipelago of 70 islands best-known for their Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs and seal colonies. In Visiting the Orkney Islands, part one in our series on these unique Scottish islands, learn more on what to see and do in Orkney.
Hiking in the Highlands. Photo courtesy of VisitScotland

The Real Scotland: Traveling in the Highlands

Traveling in the Highlands reveals a different side of Scotland, with craggy rock-strewn mountains and towering cliffs that plunge to the sea below.
On the northernmost tip of Scotland lies a rugged group of islands where life slows down.

Travel in the Shetland Islands

In the remote seas of Scotland's northernmost horizon, the Shetlands Islands are a world of their own.
Sunset at a beach on the Isle of Lewis and Harris, one of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Islands. Flickr/Chris Combe

Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Islands: Castles, Tweeds and a Runway on the...

In the Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland, the airport landing strip is a beach, sheep outnumber people and life takes on a slower pace.
Travel in Edinburgh, Scotland

High on the Hill: Exploring Edinburgh’s Old Town

Traditional teas, rich hot chocolate and the national cuisine of haggis make steep cobblestone streets worth the walk.
Travel in Scotland

Rain or Shine: Castle Stay near Loch Lomond

A romantic five-star castle hotel is the perfect base to explore Scotland's Loch Lomond.
Edinburgh in the early morning. Photo by Gilly Pickup

24 Hours in Royal Edinburgh, Scotland

You could easily spend a week exploring Edinburgh, but here's what to see if you only have 24 hours.
Kingdom of the Cats Duncansbay stacks. Photo by Andrea Wotherspoon

Scotland: The Unspoiled Kingdom of the Cats

A local shares what she loves about the unspoiled Kingdom of the Cats in Scotland – and why you might want to visit Caithness too.

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