Get Inspired / Europe / Scotland Experience Scotland Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Scotland Experience Scotland story by: House of Travel Scotland overflows with iconic images- tartan and bagpipes, whisky and castles. The originals may be lost in the mists of time but even today the scots speak of a product and unique culture. Born in a land with a robust wild climate, the Scots are feisty independent people who treasure their heritage and family links which include Neolithic farmers of Skara Brae, the Romans, the Legendary Robert the Bruce and the tragic Monarch and history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the tragedy of Culloden. Edinburgh is a great place to begin your exploration of Scotland’s past and maybe trace back your own family routes. But the true essence of this land can be found further North and into the ‘Highlands’ or outer Islands rather than the more ‘modern’ lowlands of the South. Here you will find the heather and lochs of legend. The Gaelic culture thrives in the Outer Hebrides where you will find pristine beaches. Pilgrims flock to Iona and the Isle of Skye breathes romance. The remote Shetland Isles are home to the puffin birds and are steeped in Viking lore. Outside the cities are fairytale castles with turrets and towers and if you are strong hearted visit the eerie war sites which echo the bloody moments from Scottish history such as Glencoe, Culloden and of course hunt for the monster in Loch Ness. > Visit the UK and Europe with our cheapest flights available here > Click here to view our HOT deals to the UK and Europe Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders guide to the British high tea Read more Add or remove from Wishlist All About Canal Barging Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.