Edinburgh's Georgian splendour and golf courses aplenty
Southern Scotland isn’t just a route to the Highlands; it’s a beautiful destination in its own right. Stretching from Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire in the West, through the Scottish Borders to the East Coast.
Southwest Scotland is a hidden gem, with exotic flora being grown in botanic gardens and miles upon miles of quiet, sandy beaches. With a mild climate due to the effect of the Gulf Stream, and little light pollution, you can enjoy clear nights star gazing.
For the golfers out there, Ayrshire is one of the sport’s birthplaces with over 50 golf courses across the region. For the history buffs, the Scottish Borders have a wealth of historic sites, full of abbeys, castles and stately homes.
Finally, there’s Edinburgh. The dramatic Old Town extends from the Castle to Holyrood, home of the royal government in Scotland. The neighbouring New Town comprises fine Georgian streets, and the Royal Yacht Britannia is moored in Leith docks. Tempt yourself with whisky tastings and ghost stories as you explore the vaults underneath the city at night.
Southern Scotland isn’t just a stop-off point. It’s so much more.