With an abundance of natural resources, both surf and turf, Scotland boasts a long list of foodie treats. The autumn heralds a particularly bumper harvest making September the perfect time for short breaks in Scotland with a foodie twist.
To give you some inspiration, in this article we look at the Scottish restaurants with the world’s highest culinary accolade, a Michelin star. And to round off your short break, we suggest large holiday homes in Scotland, with room for everyone, however much they’ve eaten!
Next up in our series of road trips around Scotland, we go to one of the country’s most spectacular natural spots and discover its highest mountains. But the Deeside Tourist Route isn’t just about height – this Scottish road trip includes picturesque scenery along two lush rivers, a good dose of castles and one big granite cauldron. The 108-mile route (174km) offers plenty to do for all the family as it travels from the market town of Perth to the great city of Aberdeen.
The next route in our series of great Scottish road trips follows one of the country’s most emblematic rivers, the Clyde. This is one of the shortest designated road trips in Scotland. With just 38 miles (61km) the Clyde Valley Route makes an easy day out. But while it’s short, it’s also sweet and showcases plenty of stunning countryside with rolling hills and lush woodlands accompanying you almost all the way.
The Edinburgh International Festival is ample proof that no other city does festivals quite like Edinburgh. The Scottish capital hosts no less than nine big festival events throughout the year and showcases the best of the world’s talent from literary to jazz, from art to military and from dance to stand-up comedy. You name the art form and Edinburgh has an event celebrating it.
Next up in our road trip around Scotland, we go as far south as you can to explore the stunning Borders Historic Route. Less rugged and remote than other Scottish road trips, this one is nevertheless packed to the brim with stunning scenery and offers plenty to do along the way. Join us as we travel along 89 miles (143km) of lovely Scottish countryside through the Borders.
Next in our guide to the best Scottish road trips, we head for the rugged western coast and follow Scotland’s lochs and islands between Loch Lomond and Fort William. Known as the Argyll Coastal Route, this road trip covers 129 miles (208km) – one of the longest Scottish road trips – with almost all of them hugging shorelines.
For anyone who’s a fan of arts and culture the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a must-visit at least once in a lifetime. The 3-week long bonanza of theatre, performance, comedy, circus, music and dance celebrates the world’s up-and-coming artists. The event also showcases the magnificent city of Edinburgh, transforming it into one vibrant, buzzing stage during August. Read our guide to this amazing event…
Next in our guide to great Scottish road trips, we take the eastern coastal way and follow Scotland’s cliffs and coves between two historic cities, Dundee and Aberdeen. Known as the Angus Coastal Route, this road trip covers 68 miles (109km), almost all of them following the contours of the coastline.
On a scorching weekend in June 2018 the world’s media descended on Meikle Wartle. This otherwise peaceful spot of rural Aberdeenshire was playing host to a Game of Thrones wedding. The temporary yet glaring media spotlight honed in on Wardhill Castle.