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Scotland by campervan

With its dramatic coast, crumbling castles, remote roads and liberal stance on wild camping, Scotland is best seen by campervan, says Phoebe Smith

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Lorraine Kelly's Scotland

Scotland's favourite daughter, Lorraine Kelly, reveals the places you must visit in her homeland.

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Kayaking on Scotland's west coast

Kayakers from all over the world come to Scotland to paddle on the wild waters of its west coast – even absolute beginners

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Short break: wild Scotland

There's never enough time to see all of Scotland, but take the sleeper train to enjoy a prime slice of mountains, forests and lochs in a long weekend

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Scotland

The success of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow's Commonwealth Games have woken the world up to what Wanderlust has known all along: Scotland is a great place to visit. Here’s your guide to getting there before the hordes arrive

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Scotland's 7 best campsites

From serene loch-side pitches to rugged cliff-top spots, Scotland is full of incredible camp sites. We've picked the best from the new edition of Cool Camping Britain...

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Bird watching for beginners in Scotland

Think bird watching is something only hardened twitchers enjoy? So did our sceptical writer – so we sent him to Scotland to see how it can enhance your travel experience

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Short break in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

The Stewartry of south-west Scotland is particularly super in spring-time, reckons Donald Greig, co-author of Bradt’s new Slow Dumfries & Galloway guide

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Short break: Loch Ness, Scotland

There’s more to Scotland’s biggest loch than searching for aquatic beasties. Nick Boulos strides out on a new walking trail along the lesser-visited south shore

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9 things you must do in Scotland

Whether you’re after centuries-old castles or vast heather-covered glens, Scotland has something for you – preferably with a 12-year-old single malt close to hand...

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5 places you must visit on Scotland's Rob Roy Way

The Rob Roy Way is a 7-day walk across Scotland's southern highlands. Daniel Storey nominates the 5 places where you should stop and rest awhile

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13 of Scotland's best hikes

From one-day walks and family trips to epic adventures, few countries can match Scotland’s dramatic landscapes. Get your walking boots ready for these 13 greatest hikes...

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25 things to do in wild Scotland

From basking sharks to breathtaking hikes, Scotland offers world-class wilderness thrills. Here are some of our favourites...

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The Wanderlust guide to the Inner Hebrides, Scotland

What can you do in the Inner Hebrides? What wildlife can you see? Where are the best places to stay? When is the best time to visit? This guide answers all your burning questions about Scotland's isles...

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5 of the best road trips in Scotland

With gorgeous landscapes and wildlife, Scotland is ripe for a road trip. Ginny Weeks chooses five of the country's best road trips to take in everything from Highland adventures to world class beaches

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Get onboard: 5 reasons to explore Scotland by rail

From the coast to the Highlands, from London to the lochs, these spectacular rail journeys prove that there is no better way to explore Scotland’s breathtaking scenery than by train

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Scotland’s 15 most awe-inspiring castles

From commanding fortresses to fairy tale turreted piles, there are so many castles in Scotland that nobody knows for sure just how many there are. Here are 15 of the best, from a cast of thousands!

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5 quirky things to see and do in Glasgow, Scotland

Scotland’s second city has always been a haven for free thinkers and eccentrics. Author Tom Shields reveals five activities that will help you discover the city’s fun-loving heart

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13 glorious photos that showcase Scotland's spectacular scenery

From the staggering beauty of the Highlands to the sandy shores of coastal Lowlands... scroll through Scotland’s finest landscapes, as photographer Dougie Cunningham captures the glorious Scottish scenery.

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Scotland's biggest mystery

Helen Moat ponders upon one of life's great imponderables. Why are the Scottish Highlands so empty?

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Short break: Glasgow, Scotland

Heading to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games? Helen Ochyra takes in the art, sport and greenery of this rejuvenated city...

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Wide-eyed on the wild isles: Exploring Scotland's Inner Hebrides

Away from the increasingly busy Isle of Skye, the far reaches of the Inner Hebrides offer a glimpse of a long-forgotten Scotland — of bullish wildlife, crumbling priories and splendid isolation...

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Great Scot! 7 incredible trips through breathtaking Scotland

Stunning highland scenery, world famous whisky distilleries and some of the most unique wildlife experiences in the world – take the high road on these amazing trips through stunning Scotland...

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Short break on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

A magical landscape that inspired tales of fairies, giants and water spirits, today Skye also boasts some of the best stargazing in Europe

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Skye & beyond: walking & sailing in Scotland's Inner Hebrides

For the perfect Hebridean walking trip, better pack your oilskins...

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Where to see golden eagles in Scotland

Golden eagles are notoriously elusive, and that's what makes them a thrilling UK wildlife sighting. Here, expert Mike Unwin reveals the best Scottish sites for spotting one in the sky...

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5 reasons to visit Inverness, Scotland

The gateway to the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a compact city full of charm, great food and friendly locals – with epic history and landscapes on its doorstep.

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First 24 hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish capital may already be gearing up for the climax of festival season, but those walkable, historic streets are always up for a party...

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Visiting the islands at the edge of the world

Our featured blogger, Katie MacLeod,ventures to the westernmost islands of Scotland's Outer Hebrides to the enchanted – and isolated – islands of St Kilda.

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Visiting the islands at the edge of the world

Our featured blogger, Katie MacLeod,ventures to the westernmost islands of Scotland's Outer Hebrides to the enchanted – and isolated – islands of St Kilda.

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Gallery: Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year – Landscape

From the USA to Iran, Scotland to China, these are the breathtaking photos that made the shortlist of our Landscape category and the amazing stories behind them

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5 reasons you must visit Dundee, Scotland

With a brand new V&A, a revitalised waterfront, and incredible nature on its doorstep, Dundee is the perfect Scottish short break destination. Plus it's the spiritual home of Beano!

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Cycling around Loch Katrine in the sun

It seems the sun always shines on Helen Moat when she visits Scotland – even when she cycles the famously inclement Loch Katrine

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9 amazing books on swimming to inspire outdoor adventures this summer

From a ‘waterbiography’ and a wild guide to Scotland to books that aid healing, Jude Brosnan reviews 9 fascinating books on the subject of swimming to immerse yourself in...

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How to use Britain’s bothies

Across Scotland – and parts of England and Wales – there is a network of old buildings with incredible views and access to wild places that you can stay in, for free…

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Are you all fired up for adventure this year?

Our new intrepid blogger, Helen Moat, puts a fire under her new wild and exciting life at the Stonehaven Fireball celebrations in Scotland

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Where to spot UFOs in Britain

To celebrate the Falkirk Triangle in Scotland being declared the UFO capital of the world, we list the best places in the UK to spot interplanetary visitors

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8 places to bring in the New Year

Forget watching others bring in the New Year on your telly, get out and join the festivities. From street festivals in Scotland to beach parties in Rio...

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5 places you must visit on the new Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail

After the success of the TV series Outlander, a Bonnie Prince Charlie trail has been created, celebrating the key Jacobite locations around Scotland. Here are five you shouldn't miss

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5 ever-so-simple photography rules

Photographer Max Milligan has travelled the length and breadth of his homeland Scotland for his new book. He takes a break to give you five top tips to improve your snaps

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20 odd tips on how Chinese tourists should behave

Don’t pee in pools. Don’t buy stones in Scotland. China has issued a handbook on how its citizens should act overseas. Here are some of their most bizarre suggestions...

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It's easier than you think: 9 Arctic destinations to visit now

Planning a trip with a twist? We’ve unearthed 9 unforgettable wild islands from Scotland to the Arctic – each one worthy of your travel wish list...

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The Wanderlust family travel hotlist: Where to go in 2018

From bog walking in Estonia to riding Scotland's Hogwarts Express, family fun is guaranteed in the countries that top our 2018 travel hotlist

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Where did the royal family go on their honeymoons?

Fancy a honeymoon fit for royalty? Literally? From the Azores and Scotland to the rumoured destination of Harry and Meghan, here are the royal family's favourite places to honeymoon…

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7 things to do in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

From flowing waterfalls to wallaby sightings, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park really does have it all. Here’s our rundown of essential things to do in this beautiful part of Scotland...

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Sheila Hancock: "I can be an activist and say what I feel"

We caught up with the veteran actress to talk about her lead role in the film Edie, her time walking in Scotland's most majestic landscapes, and the joy that can be found with a good pair of walking boots

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5 spectacular Scottish walks that landscape photographers love

With its mighty peaks and rugged coast, Scotland has endless appeal to photographers. We caught up with some professional landscape snappers to discover their favourite Scottish walks...

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Photo Gallery: 22 exceptional landscape photos by Charlie Waite

Leading landscape photographer Charlie Waite is famous for bringing a colourful 'painterly' style to pictures, from Scotland to Myanmar to Italy. Here are 22 of his most memorable landscape shots...

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The UK's best bluebell woods to visit this spring

One of the loveliest British spring sights is a carpet of blooming bluebells. Find out where you can spot them when they flourish, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...

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