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View of colourful Portree before sunset, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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Scotland's breathtaking Highland scenery, lively cities and plethora of historic castles and ruins have long made it a popular destination for visitors.

Why go?

Fly to Scotland at any time of the year for a warm welcome and some of the finest landscapes in the British isles...

The three major airports for Scotland flights are Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow International (GLA) and Glasgow Prestwick (PIK). Flights to Scotland and the beautiful Scottish Isles also arrive at Inverness Airport (INV), serving the city known as the Gateway to the Highlands. From here you can fly to the small airports at Sumbugh on the Shetland Isles, Kirkwall on Orkney and the Hebridean islands of Stornoway, Islay, Benbecula, Barra and Tiree. The Scottish Islands have a beauty all their own and it's wonderful to be able to island hop and experience some of the Scottish hospitality for which they are famous.

If you enjoy golf, you can follow in the steps of the professionals and play a challenging round at any one of the famous links courses in Scotland. Dundee (DND) is the closest airport to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”, and the course at Carnoustie is just along the coast.

If you want to explore the Cairngorm Mountains further north, the best airport to fly to is Aberdeen (ABZ). The scenery here is wild and undulating, with ample opportunities for hang-gliding and trekking. It's not far from the famous Whisky Trail, either, so you could perhaps pay a visit to a distillery or two.

The west coast of Scotland and the Mull of Kintyre can be easily reached from Cambeltown Airport (CAL). You can fly from here to Belfast in Northern Ireland and there are internal flights to Glasgow, Colonsay and Islay.

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How to get there?

Scotland has no shortage of services, with flights landing from all over the UK as well as Europe, the USA, Canada and the Middle East...

The largest operators into Scotland include British Airways, with many daily services from London's Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports. It's easy to connect in London from destinations across the world.

EasyJet has multiple daily flights to Scotland from London, regional UK airports and several European cities and beach resorts. Flybe also has an extensive regional network into Scotland, as well as onward connections to the Highlands and islands via Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Jet 2 has services from European coastal resorts and cities into Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ryanair flies into Glasgow's Prestwick from a good range of European cities. The holiday companies of Thomson and Thomas Cook also offer services from both ski and beach destinations across Europe.

For long-haul destinations, Emirates and Qatar Airways fly to Scotland from the Middle East and beyond, United has services from New York, as does Delta from Atlanta and Air Canada from Toronto.

Finally, Virgin has flights from Florida as parts of its summer service, as well as daily flights from the UK capital.

Getting to and from the airport

All major airports in Scotland are well connected to nearby destinations; you won't have any trouble getting to and from the airport...

Bus services run frequently on Scotland's excellent network of public transportation so you could hop on a bus for a few pounds to reach the nearest city or town to the airport. Some Scottish airports are close to main railway lines, though Glasgow's Prestwick is the only airport in Scotland with its own railway station.

Taxis are available at official taxi ranks at the airport. It costs around £25 to reach central Edinburgh from the city's airport, for example.

Car hire in Scotland is a wise investment if you plan to see more than the city centre or you are staying longer than a couple of days. Seeing the sights at your own pace is easy when you have your own vehicle. You can compare rental rates on TravelSupermarket.

Where to stay?

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At the top end of the market, you can check in at fine city hotels with incredible views, luxury country hotels where nature takes a starring role, soothing spa hotels, hotels for golf lovers and even a converted castle or two. At the lower end of the market are clean, basic shared rooms in hostels and budget hotels and B&Bs. In between there are good-value city hotels, rural lodges and self-catering cottages. So whether you are on a romantic Scottish sojourn for two or a family adventure holiday, there's a place for you at a price that suits.

Scotland's main destinations are Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Loch Lomond, the Highlands, Dundee, Loch Ness, and the islands.

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