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Scotland city breaks are a great way to get away to a part of the UK with a vibrant range of activities that can cater to all the family. Sample the Scottish nightlife or explore the various daytime attractions that the friendly people of these Scottish cities have to offer.
Choosing which of Scotland’s cities you want to visit can be tough. The picturesque architecture of Edinburgh makes for some great photo opportunities and Aberdeen’s proud history makes it a great spot too. And that’s before you consider Dundee and the like.
Aberdeen is a little less dense than the country’s two largest cities, and can be a great city to visit if you want to learn more about Scottish history. Since it’s located on the coast, the Maritime Museum is a great day trip, or if you prefer typical Scottish history then checking out the Gordon Highlanders Museum might be a good way to spend the day. After your trip to find out about Scotland, why not take a stroll through Duthie Park? This picturesque city park is a great spot to stop for a sandwich between sights on your Scotland city break.
Edinburgh’s historical cobbled slopes make for a good day’s exercise exploring the city. The city is dominated by Edinburgh castle, where you can take a tour of the grounds themselves, or else visit Princes Street Gardens and view the castle from below its rocky stoop. To gain an aerial perspective on the city you might want to take an afternoon walk up to Arthur’s seat, a popular destination for local walkers where you can easily gaze out across the city once at the top.
In the evening
You won’t be short of night time options on your trip to any of Scotland’s major cities. In Glasgow you’ll find cutting edge music at most local bars and clubs. Places like 13th Note host independent music and cool new bands on a regular basis, not to mention a mean range of vegan bar snacks to choose from. A short walk from their door into the centre of town you’ll find Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. As the quirky name suggests this club enjoys a reputation for simplistic fun, and even serves the popular Gaelic drink Buckfast, but if you do order some be ready…it packs a punch!
Of course Scotland is famous for its whiskies, and so on your city break you’d be foolish to drink spirits and not sample the local speciality. Although all the major cities have their own whisky bars, Whiski Rooms in Edinburgh is of particular note. Here you can taste whiskies before you buy them, in order to bring home the perfect reminder, or grab an impressive gift for a loved one.