Edinburgh and Glasgow, full of energy and intrigue. Glasgow a much revitalised city and host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but already recognised for its exclusive shopping, city centre hotels, trendy bars and clubs and cultural/architectural heritage. Edinburgh famous for its iconic skyline, Old and New Towns, theatres and festivals, international hotels and burgeoning Leith quarter. Contrast these with charming coastlines, where to the west there are the popular seaside towns of Largs and Ayr, health/golf resorts of Troon and Turnberry, Culzean Castle and land of Burns. Of equal appeal on the east coast are North Berwick, Dunbar and Haddington; golf at Muirfield and Luffness to name a few; Bass Rock, Tantallon Castle and the John Muir Nature Reserve. More details below
Shouldering Edinburgh along the Firth of Forth are popular seaside/golfing resorts (eg North Berwick and Dunbar) to the east; and Linlithgow, Falkirk, Dollar and the Ochil Hills to the west.
Scotland's largest city - dynamic and vibrant. Reported as one of the best UK shopping centres, but also recognised for its eclectic eateries, galleries, parks and fine buildings.
Scotland's capital city, with it stunning skyline of castle, fine architecture, Princes Street and Gardens; its galleries and theatres; trendy bars and eateries; festivals, fun and romance.
Affectionately known as 'doon the water' from Glasgow, the Clyde Coast includes Largs and Cumbrae to the north; while further south are Troon, Ayr and Turnberry; Burns Country and Culzean Castle.