Scotland

Scotland is known for its rich history and sprawling highlands, but it also offers a wealth of landmarks, attractions and entertainment across its many famous cities.

Cairnryan

The small coastal village of Cairnryan is best known for what surrounds it, rather than what it offers itself. With a proud maritime history which saw it used to prepare for the D-Day landings in World War Two, Cairnryan  is a great hub to explore some of Scotland’s coastal treasures.

Golfers will want to keep Cairnryan in mind when visiting Scotland, as a number of the country’s best courses are just a few miles away. Aficionados of the sport can visit courses such as Stranraer Golf Club, Portpatrick Golf Club and the Green Valley Golf Academy to get their putting fix.

If you’re less interested in golf or sport in general, the surrounding architecture and greenland provides a spectacular view of Scotland’s countryside. Visit Castle Kennedy Gardens for some authentic Scottish greenery or check out Dunskey Castle - ancient ruins perched on top of a rocky coast.

Cairnryan allows you to experience the true southern Scotland, with a mixture of fascinating architecture, lush countryside and deluxe golfing experiences.

The area is home to many protected species of amphibian, including the Natterjack toad.

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Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow is a mixture of authentic, earthy Scotland and a thriving hub of culture and urban thrills. Fans of architecture can get lost in the sheer amount there is to experience in Glasgow, with Glasgow Cathedral providing a gothic, medieval introduction to the city.

Foodies can find some of Scotland’s best restaurants within Glasgow. Visit the Ubiquitous Chip for some unparalleled Scottish cuisine and an impressive wine list or take a trip down Barras market for some intriguing food stalls.

Glasgow’s nightlife scene is suitably bustling, with plenty of bars and clubs to explore. Check out vibrant bars like Delmonica’s for one of the city’s busiest and trendy bars then continue on to the Sub Club, Glasgow’s most legendary saturday night. Glasgow also has a thriving live music scene, with King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut one of the best venues to catch some.

Glasgow is a vibrant and ever-changing city, full of what tourists might call the ‘real’ Scotland as well as a modern city-wide culture.

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city with a population of almost 1.2 million.

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