Traveling is one of your new resolutions? It’s good, to start the year off on the right foot, we decided to spend a few days in Scotland. And since it’s not just Edinburgh in Scotland, we’ve prepared an unusual itinerary for you to go off the beaten track and avoid the tourist hordes. follow the leader.
nOur advice before you start the adventure: go for the train, which is simpler and more economical, and above all you will avoid driving on the left!
1. Glasgow :
We fly to Glasgow, the ideal gateway to start a long weekend. The city has a nightlife that will delight the partygoers. Crowned UNESCO City of Music, fans will be able to take a spectacular tour of the famous rooms.
For rock enthusiasts, from “The Cathouse” to “King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut” (a symbolic place where great artists like Oasis or Placebo made their first steps), through “Barrowlands”, he is a former ballroom in a kitsch atmosphere. . something for everyone. And if you still have a little energy left, go and discover the greenest room in the country: SWG3. Concept ? The dancers’ body heat is captured and turned into energy using the “body heat” technique.
We’re counting on you not to fall asleep and enjoy the city as you stroll through the trendy Pheniston district. When it’s time to eat, let yourself be tempted by the best tables in Glasgow, such as the city’s first restaurant, nearly 20 years ago, to be awarded a Michelin star. Less fancy, but delicious: Platform, a former nightclub beneath the city’s train station where the big names of street food set up their food trucks.
2. Perth :
Our itinerary started with a bang, so we headed to Perth to catch our breath. In this small town very oriented towards the arts, you’ll have the opportunity to shop at a number of small craft stores. Very family friendly and steeped in history, Perth offers a breath of fresh air especially for its lush green surroundings. We advise you to escape for a short walk for a day. And if you want to meet and chat with locals, head to the Concorde Record Store, very trendy classical music, a great place to share and enjoy.
3. Inverness :
After this invigorating stop, we continue our journey to Inverness in the north of the country. The city is world famous because it is not far from the famous Loch Ness. Of course, getting there is up to you, but we advise you to make Inverness a starting point for a variety of activities and especially the Black Isle, a peninsula in the Highlands where you can take a deep breath of the sea air and the beautiful Can go hiking. There. The area is also ideal for visiting gin distilleries – and yes it’s not just whiskey in Scotland. Did you know that 70% of British gin is produced in Scotland?
After this short stop, we head towards Dundee, one of Scotland’s little-known towns, which is clearly worthy of a detour (only 1h30 by train from Edinburgh). And there’s so much to do! This is an especially good place to hold a short session of street art, with the city offering scenic avenues for open-air exhibitions. In case of rain (you’ll definitely deserve it, but it’s like Brittany, many myths persist, it rains, but never all day) you can take refuge in the city’s museums, like the V&A Dundee (the younger brother of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London) for a cultural moment that doesn’t hurt.
For gamers, Dundee has a very special aura because it is there that Rockstar North Studios was born, at the core of the video games Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead Redemption. Now, there are over 40 video game start-ups based in the city! This former industrial city is rising from its ashes and a leap into the past is possible thanks to a visit to an old spinning mill or old dock. Change of scenery guaranteed.
The list of suggestions isn’t exhaustive, but you now have plenty to go around and explore. more information on travelscotland.com
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