The Highland scenery is the main draw for anyone visiting Scotland, but the country has a lot more to offer. Edinburgh and Glasgow are packed with history and some of the UK's best museums, and anyone who's into golf won't want to miss a visit to St Andrews. With a bit of careful planning, you'll be able to squeeze the most out of your Scottish break.
In winter, Aviemore is the centre of the Scottish snowsports industry. In warmer months, it's a popular destination for hillwalkers, nature lovers and anyone in search of a relaxing break. The nearby Highland Wildlife Park is home to Scotland's only polar bears. Aviemore also makes an excellent base for exploring the distilleries of Speyside, just a short drive to the north.
Less than 30 minutes' drive from Glasgow, the Loch Lomond scenery is a world away from the bustle of the city. Hire a boat and explore the UK's largest lake, climb Ben Lomond or explore the pretty lochside village of Luss. Balloch country park at the southern end of the Loch is a great place for woodland walks and views across the water.
The huge area covered by the Highlands includes some of the most remote areas in Scotland. Particularly worth exploring is Wester Ross, famous for coastal scenery, mountains and wild landscapes. The Highlands are the perfect "away from it all" destination for a truly relaxing break.