MUST SEE SCOTLAND - Must See Scotland has all you need to know for your Scottish travel plans. With an independent viewpoint, it offers impartial advice in an entertaining style. It strips away ‘destination marketing hype’ to inform about what you really should see. (You could, for instance, give Loch Ness a miss!)

Must See Scotland - independent info from a tourism insider.

Must See Scotland has all you need to know for your Scottish travel plans. With an independent viewpoint, it offers impartial advice in an entertaining style. It strips away ‘destination marketing hype’ to inform about what you really should see. (You could, for instance, give Loch Ness a miss!)

Eilean Donan Castle, on the road to the Isle of Skye.

Eilean Donan Castle, on the road to the Isle of Skye.

Planning a trip to Scotland?

Get trip planning ideas and travel information on Scotland. On these pages it’s pretty clear how you can separate the real must sees in Scotland from the over-hyped and the crowded.

That’s the bonus of a site that takes an independent view: no sponsored posts, no freebies for me (oh, I wish…) Instead, just the straightforward truth and a bit of entertainment on the way.

These 200+ pages have been written from more than 30 years experience of writing about Scotland for publishers, tourist boards and travel organisations as well as managing visitor attractions.

Pour yourself a coffee and enjoy…and let’s explore the real Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle - the heart of Scotland’s capital and still a favourite with first-time visitors especially.

Edinburgh Castle - the heart of Scotland’s capital and still a favourite with first-time visitors especially.

When is a Good Time To Visit Scotland?

Glasgow or Edinburgh? Which should you see? What about the best time to visit? And what is the weather in Scotland going to be like anyway? One more thing: what is the tipping etiquette in Scotland?

Touring in Scotland

A trip to Scotland for one week? On that link there's just one suggestion. And you know where the classic Scotland tour goes? We describe it there - though that's not the same as saying you should definitely do it! 

Should I visit the Isle of Skye?

Quirang - Isle of Skye. Another well-known and popular part of Scotland. Yes, it can get quite busy here!

Quirang - Isle of Skye. Another well-known and popular part of Scotland. Yes, it can get quite busy here!

Cities or countryside? Sure, everyone loves the Isle of Skye but there are plenty of off the beaten track options in Scotland's islands that are worth discovering. And check out some of our suggestions for where to stay in Scotland.

What About a boat trip on Loch Lomond?

Cruise Loch Lomond to see just one part of Scotland famous for its beautiful scenery. (Follow that link for some other suggestions of where to see the best of Scotland landscapes.) But here are some (slightly wacky) Loch Lomond facts anyway.  

Trip planning uncertainties? For instance: is Skye worth visiting? And is Loch Ness worthwhile? And you should check if midges in Scotland are going to spoil your Highland vacation.

By the way, there are worse things than midges...he hinted darkly...see the links just below!

I have lots of facts about Scotland here to help you with your trip planning. You'll need to know something about Scotland's food. Then there's driving in Scotland. (Though don't even think about it if you are intending to visit Scotland's whisky distilleries - but there is a whisky bus in Speyside!)

See? I told you there was lots to discover. Perhaps you are going to explore Scotland out of doors - so you'd enjoy my Scotland outdoors check-list. Or maybe you just want to see puffins in Scotland - everyone's favourite bird. (Must be that daft beak...) Or discover some of our own Scottish flowers.

And I haven't even started on some of the questions that clients have asked over the years...like 'what are neeps?' And as for my view on making porridge...

Finally, if you’re trying to make up your mind if you should visit Scotland or Ireland - then you should read this!

Anyway - thanks for reading this far. Enjoy this website. And visit often!

Gilbert Summers - the author of this site.

Gilbert Summers - the author of this site.

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