Look beyond bagpipes, kilts and tug o’ war and you’ll uncover a bristling country famed for its love of music and dance, unique landscapes and the warmest of warm welcomes. The inhabitants of Scotland are extremely proud of the rich history and tradition of their nation. Still today, the Clan system remains a source of immense family pride, and evidence of fortifications and strongholds give an insight into battles of the past.
Duchally Country Estate is our shining light in Scotland. This is a stunning resort nestled amongst 27 acres of beautiful Perthshire parkland and boasts a combination of stylish hotel accommodation with contemporary self-contained lodges. Add to the mix amazing scenery and a myriad of things to do (both onsite facilities and close-by activities) and you are reminded that you’re staying in one of Scotland’s premier holiday destinations.
The height of Ben Nevis
The highest point in Scotland is the mountain Ben Nevis. It’s actually the highest peak in the UK at 4,418 ft.
There are over 3000 Scottish Castles – that’s about one for every 100 square miles.
In December, Edinburgh gets around 7 hours of daylight per day, but in June it gets up to 18 hours!
Located not far from the buzzing cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, you’ll find Perthshire; often referred to as the activity and adventure playground of Scotland thanks to its array of golf courses, various fishing opportunities and other outdoor leisure pursuits. Here, take in the endless expanses of lush forest, endless moorland, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls.
If you’re planning to visit Scotland, you’d better undo your belt a couple of notches because this is the land of the harvested and hunted. By and large, Scotland is not about ‘fine dining’ but thanks to the Atlantic, fresh mountain waters, lush rolling hills, fertile soil and varied weather, Scotland’s local and natural produce is of the highest quality – and this is reflected on the dishes they serve. From Aberdeen Angus beef, Stornoway Black Pudding, Arbroath Smokies and Shetland salmon and shellfish to Scottish whisky, ales, scones, shortbread, not to forget haggis – you’ll be amazed by just how diverse and tasty Scottish cuisine is.
Scotland is the world’s largest whisky-producing nation and home to six whisky producing regions, which are as diverse as the wine regions of France. From the smoky and peaty flavours of Islay to the mellow smooth sweetness of Highland and Speyside whiskies, there is something to suit all tastes.