On the Firth of Clyde, you will find the coastal towns of Ayrshire. The towns and villages which are set inland are within some of Scotland’s most green and fertile landscapes. Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine are the principal towns within Ayrshire. The town of Troon on the coast is famous for hosting the British Open Golf Championship. The tournament has been hosted twice in the last seven years and eight times in total.
You will discover some wonderful rugged hills in the region of Ayrshire, known as the Galloway Hills.
North Ayrshire includes the Isles of Arran, Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae. Ayrshire and Arran has many things to offer from stunning scenery, superior golf courses, walking, sailing and surfing to fishing activities. It also has some of the best indoor activities on offer in Scotland. If you want to discover and explore Ayrshire and Arran more there are first class museums, galleries and castles, not to mention their natural larder, outstanding hospitality and gourmet food.
Dumfries and Galloway is a beautiful region to also discover and explore and there is so much to see and do there from stunning castles and museums to abbeys, Royal Botanic Gardens and distilleries. Sweetheart Abbey, Caerlaverock Castle, Corsewell lighthouse, Dumfries Museum and the Forest of Ae are but just a few points of interest.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. Edinburgh is located in the Lothian on the southern shores of the Firth of Forth. It is classed as the second most popular city in Scotland and seventh most popular in Britain. Edinburgh is a vibrant cultural city steeped in history. It’s great for shopping, sightseeing, eating out and nightlife. It’s easy to get around as everything is in close proximity of what you need. The city of Edinburgh is renowned for many points of interest, from castles, palaces, cathedrals to famous hills and art galleries. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo, Holyrood Palace, St. Giles Cathedral, Princes Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Vaults, Corstorphine Hill to Mary King’s Close and the Water of Leith. It is truly a magical city to visit.
West Lothian is steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking countryside. Its classed as Scotland’s secret gem. It is situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow and it provides visitors with things to see and do for all ages. For the younger visitor there’s outdoor country park, soft play, arts and crafts and adventure golf. For the older visitor you can play golf, visit the theatre or go fishing. The list of things to do and see in West Lothian is endless.
East Lothian is also steeped in history. There you can visit numerous castles and museums and stunning beaches. East Lothian is renowned for its spectacular beaches, Yellowcraig, Belhaven, Seacliff and Gullane.
Glasgow is a city compact with things to see and do and similar to Edinburgh as it’s easy to get around. It’s also steeped in history and heritage. Glasgow is also classed as a hidden gem.
Glasgow has so much to offer in the way of iconic building from the City Chambers, Glasgow Cathedral to the Hampden Park. There’s also the Glasgow Science Centre or the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. Glasgow also has beautiful parks and gardens, great shopping experiences, outstanding food and drink, arts and culture as well as whisky distilleries and breweries and let’s not forget the exciting nightlife. They say ‘People make Glasgow ‘. So why not come and experience it for yourself.
Glasgow is surrounded with some of the best of Scotland’s scenery from the beautiful hills of the Clyde Valley to the spectacular walking country of East Dunbartonshire. If you explore further there are many more towns and villages in this area, Greenock, Gourock, Hamilton, Paisley and Biggar.
Similar to many regions in Scotland, The Scottish Borders is also steeped in history. It also has great outdoor activities on offer and it caters for all sporting interests. There are many events and visitor attractions in the Scottish Borders from walking, abbeys, museums, gardens, archaeological sites to crafts and historical buildings. The Borders is renowned for its beautiful landscapes. It also offers outstanding facilities for cycling, hill walking and bird watching. It is also home to the World Famous Melrose Sevens Rugby tournament which was held back in April of this year.
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