Start your Scotland vacations at Wyndham Vacation Rentals, and travel to Scotland. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and the striking Edinburgh Castle sits on a hilltop at the end of the Royal Mile. Also along the Royal Mile, visitors can indulge in the Scotch Whiskey Experience, or take a historic or haunted tour. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, is located on the country's west coast along the River Clyde. It is known as Scotland's style capital, due to the more than 30 galleries and museums, as well as full calendar of performing arts and festivals.
Edinburgh and the Borders
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and the striking Edinburgh Castle sits on a hilltop at the end of the Royal Mile. Also along the Royal Mile, visitors can indulge in the Scotch Whiskey Experience, or take a tour of the storied Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Holyrood Abbey ruins.
Urquhart Castle and Fort Augustus stand on the banks of Loch Ness, while in its depths, mysteries swim. The Highland capital is Inverness, a small but modern city with eateries and pubs, historical reenactments, and High Street retailers in the Eastgate Shopping Centre.
The Southern Highlands in Scotland display an unmatched beauty, where farmland and fortresses share the ancient landscape. Loch Lomond offers water sports and golf at its namesake club. To the west, magnificent Castle Inveraray overlooks the placid waters of Loch Fyne.
The country is quieter in Southern Scotland, where the land itself is the main draw. The seaside town of Ayr boasts picturesque bridges and a sandy beach with an esplanade for strolling. Just south, Culzean Castle is perched dramatically atop cliffs at the edge of the Firth of Clyde.