Scotland boasts an abundance of beautiful white-sand beaches, fascinating prehistoric ruins and cities with a wealth of culture. To get your wanderlust going, here are 18 gorgeous pictures of Scotland.

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

Dunnottar Castle -

Durness, north-west Highlands

- Olimpio Fantuz/SIME/4Corners

Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides

Isle of Skye, Scotland - Fortunato Gatto/NATURALIGHT/SIME/4Corners

Ben Nevis, Lochaber

Ben Nevis, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland - Arch White/4Corners


The Clyde Arc bridge, Glasgow.

Jarlshof prehistoric archaeological site, Shetland

Jarlshof, Scotland

Glen Coe, Lochaber

Glen Coe, Scotland

Loch Ness, Highlands

Loch Ness Inverness Highland Scotland

Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders

The ruin of Melrose Abbey in the Scottish borders, Melrose, Scotland


Edinburgh, Scotland

Tobermory, Mull

Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, Argyll And Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

South Harris, Outer Hebrides

Luskentyre Beach, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Calanais Standing Stones, Lewis

Callanish Standing Stones, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Cairngorm Mountains, eastern Highlands

Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland

Red squirrel in the Scottish Borders

Red Squirrel, Borders, Scotland

Eigg, Inner Hebrides

Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Puffins on the Treshnish Isles, Inner Hebrides

Puffins on the Treshnish Isles

Explore more of Scotland with the Rough Guide to Scotland. Book hostels for your trip, and don't forget to purchase travel insurance before you go.