What makes Scotland such a hugely popular tourist destination is the sheer range of attractions and activities packed into such a small and accessible country. Whether your preference is for sporting or cultural, indoor or outdoor, city or countryside, there's always something to see or do that will make your trip all the more memorable.

This summer make sure you catch a true Scottish institution: look up our list of Highland Games - there are many across the country, and not just in the Highlands! You can get a flavour of the breadth of what's on around Scotland each month from our main event calendar.

'Essence of Scotland' Download Guides

Road to the Isles - steam train on Glenfinnan viaduct Start your Scottish holiday planning here. Download your choice of 26 brilliant guides showcasing the best areas of Scotland to visit, packed with inspirational photos, practical info and a little magic for a great trip to Scotland.

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Scotland for Familes

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Explore Scotland with the kids this summer. With loads of attractions and events, you'll find something to suit even the pickiest of audiences so parents and children alike can enjoy our wonderful country - from steam trains to seals.

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Flowers of Scotland

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Scotland is blessed with a breathtaking variety of flowering plants that thrive in every corner of the country. In hundreds of gardens of all sizes and styles, plant-lovers can revel in captivating combinations of colour and scent.

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