This article was originally published in Invest In Style Magazine

 

Scotland, famous for its stunning scenery and ancient castles, offers much more than striking views. A visit to Scotland will give you the opportunity to learn about its fascinating history, enjoy world-class experiences in modern art, and take private lessons into what goes into making the perfect glass of whisky.

 

 

 

V&A Dundee

This international centre of art and design, the first of its kind in Scotland, opens in September, 2018. The V&A Dundee highlights Scotland’s design heritage and celebrates art and design from around the world. With its curving concrete walls, the building is a striking feat of design itself, intended by the architect to act as a kind of urban ‘living room’ for socializing and learning. The V&A Dundee is the only Victoria and Albert museum in the world outside of London.

 

Belmond Royal Scotsman

If travelling in luxury and comfort is your style, then consider the Belmond Royal Scotsman overnight train. The mahogany lined, Edwardian design carriages, include double beds and fully-equipped ensuite bathrooms. Take in stunning views of the Scottish Highlands while dining. Relax in the all-natural spa-on-wheels. Choose from among a variety of trips including the Scotch Malt Whisky Trail, where you can indulge in a private tour of your favourite distillery.

 

Glengoyne Whisky Distillery

Scotland is famous for its malt whisky and Glengoyne boasts a wide collection of world-class flavours. This almost-200-year-old distillery offers tours tailored to whisky enthusiasts and promises you an authentic Scottish experience.

 

Finding the perfect place to stay is essential when travelling abroad. Whether you’re looking for a hotel with a modern touch or a smaller cottage-style experience, Scotland has it all. 

 

 

The Edinburgh Grand

Located in the centre of Edinburgh, this 5-star luxury residence, re-opened in 2018, has undergone a dramatic style makeover while keeping its unique historical features. Art deco and mid-century-inspired suites include fully-equipped kitchens, smart TVs and heating controls, and private sound systems. A three-bedroom rooftop penthouse offers stunning panoramic views of the city from its windows and deck.

 

Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage

This recently restored, stylish stone cottage dates back to the 1850s. Surrounded by 4,000 acres of farmland, you’ll have access to beautiful Highland trails for casual strolls, hiking or mountain bike adventures. Killiehuntly is a working farm and the fare is fresh local produce. Relax with a nightcap beside the fire then cozy-up in your Danish design inspired room.

 

The perfect holiday needs the perfect restaurant. Scotland offers some of the most upscale and unique places to dine. 

 

The Kitchin

Michelin Star winner, Tom Kitchin, combines Scottish produce with classical French technique to create unique dishes. The Kitchin is located on the waterfront of Leith, Edinburgh. All the food is prepared in-house and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can order from the chef’s surprise tasting menu.

 

 

 

Glengoyne Whisky Distillery

Scotland is famous for its malt whisky and Glengoyne, which boasts a wide collection of world-class flavours. This almost-200-year-old distillery offers tours tailored to whisky enthusiasts and promises you an authentic Scottish experience.

 

 

The Refinery, St. Andrew Square

This Drake & Morgan restaurant is located in the heart of Edinburgh. The vibe is sophisticated industrial meets Scottish comfort. Enjoy a cocktail (or two) with new friends and indulge in an extensive menu of authentic Scottish fare in the hub of the Edinburgh dining scene. Kids welcome.

 

To experience the natural beauty, history and contemporary arts and culture of this magnificent country, start your visit at www.visitscotland.com

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