Sort by: DatePopularity
  • Travel like Harry Potter: to Scotland by train

    Travel like Harry Potter: to Scotland by train

    November 17th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
    insert_drive_file Article4 min read

    Even in a country as scenic as Scotland, you might not expect to combine travelling by train with classic views of the Scottish Highlands; the tracks are down in the glens, after all, tracing the lower contours of the steep-sided scenery. But on the West Highland line, there’s a lot to take in. The scenery along this route is both epic... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • On location: follow in the footsteps of Macbeth in Skye, Scotland

    On location: follow in the footsteps of Macbeth in Skye, Scotland

    October 13th, 2015Helen Ochyra
    insert_drive_file Article5 min read

    See a picture of Skye, suspect computer enhancement. That’s just how it works until you get there. Then you cross the bridge, and slowly it dawns on you – Skye really does look like another world. The grass really is that emerald green (that’ll be the rain), the mountains really are that sheer, the water... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • A trip to remember: 7 uniquely Scottish experiences

    A trip to remember: 7 uniquely Scottish experiences

    October 7th, 2015Robin McKelvie
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    There’s nowhere quite like Scotland. This epic land of mighty mountains, plunging glens and surging rivers offers a sweep of experiences that you just cannot find anywhere else. If you’ve ever wanted to have your own kilt fitted, canoe down a river fuelled by a wee dram or hop on Europe’s only scheduled flight to land... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 6 reasons to visit Edinburgh outside of the Fringe

    6 reasons to visit Edinburgh outside of the Fringe

    September 9th, 2015Lottie Gross
    insert_drive_file Article5 min read

    It’s that time of year again: Edinburgh has taken off its Festival face and the Fringe has finally petered out of our social media feeds. After a month-long celebration of all things arts, culture and creativity, the city can go back to sleep. Or can it? It’s not all about the Fringe in Scotland’s capital... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Glasgow: an insider’s guide

    Glasgow: an insider’s guide

    August 28th, 2015Claire Boyle
    insert_drive_file Article5 min read

    Anthony Bourdain controversially characterised Glasgow as somewhere to go ‘’for a beer and a beating” in his TV show Parts Unknown. Bourdain poked good-natured fun at the city’s notoriety, where the drinking culture looms large and the language is colourful; it’s a rep that Glasgow has battled with for decades. However, Bourdain also represented its... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 8 unknown islands you need to discover in the British Isles

    8 unknown islands you need to discover in the British Isles

    August 6th, 2015Helen Ochyra
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    Everybody knows the Isle of Man, Guernsey, Skye. But what about the other 6000-odd British Isles? Yes, we did say 6000. From the chunky Shetland Islands in Scotland’s far north to the sunny Isles of Scilly slung out from the coast of Cornwall, the British Isles are made up of islands of all shapes and... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 8 things you didn’t know you could do in the UK

    8 things you didn’t know you could do in the UK

    July 31st, 2015Rough Guides Editors
    insert_drive_file Article8 min read

    So you’ve gawked at the guards of Buckingham Palace, hiked up Snowdon and hit the beach – what next? From lethal motorcycle races to mountain towns that look like something out of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, here are 8 unconventional things to do in the UK. 1. Horse about at Scotland’s Common Ridings The Common Ridings of the Scottish border towns of Hawick, Selkirk,... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 20 unforgettable places to stay in Great Britain

    20 unforgettable places to stay in Great Britain

    July 8th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
    insert_drive_file Article11 min read

    If you didn’t know that the “Great” in Great Britain was strictly a geographical term (it refers to the largest island – containing England, Scotland and Wales – of the British Isles), you’d be tempted to give Britain the accolade anyway. From dynamic London to misty Scottish mountains, there’s enough to see and do here to... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • You can now travel by dragon in Wales

    You can now travel by dragon in Wales

    June 19th, 2015Lottie Gross
    insert_drive_file Article1 min read

    Who wants to drive for hours on winding Welsh roads, or take one of those tiny local stopping trains, when you could hop on the back of a dragon and make the journey between Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons in just 32 minutes? No, the Queen of Dragons from Game of Thrones hasn’t taken over Wales (although we’re... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 21 things everyone should know before visiting Britain

    21 things everyone should know before visiting Britain

    June 12th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    Brits can be a funny lot. The country might be small, but you could spend a lifetime learning its quirks and idiosyncrasies. Regional pronunciation, strange road rules and its renowned drinking culture can all prove hazardous to the first-time visitor. Here’s our guide to surviving in Blighty. 1. There are three nations in Britain First... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 13 crazy new British beers you need to try

    13 crazy new British beers you need to try

    April 30th, 2015Daniel Neilson
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    It’s an utterly sparkling, adventurous and intoxicating time for beer right now. The number of British breweries is pushing 1400, and there are 70 in London alone – in 2006 there were only two in the capital. Hundreds of small, highly experimental craft brewers have sprung up in garages and industrial estates using borrowed, begged... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • The best of Scotland’s Outlander filming locations

    The best of Scotland’s Outlander filming locations

    March 25th, 2015Robin McKelvie
    insert_drive_file Article5 min read

    If you live in North America you’ll probably need no introduction to Outlander. This epic TV series is already massive on the western side of the Atlantic and has finally hit UK TV screens courtesy of Amazon Prime. For the uninitiated, think of Outlander as a cross between Game of Thrones and the movie Braveheart.... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right

Book through Rough Guides’ trusted travel partners

Weekly newsletter

Sign up now for travel inspiration, discounts and competitions

Sign up now and get 20% off any ebook