Iconic cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow compete with some of the UK's most beautiful scenery for the tourist vote...
Scotland is home to a number of castles, including Balmoral, the Queen's private residence and of course Edinburgh Castle. The nation is famed for its stunning scenery, which includes over 600 miles of lochs, the most famous of which is Loch Ness.
Scotland has two National Parks, which, owing to their size and the number of attractions housed in each area, are best explored by car. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are home to 21 Munros, including Ben Lomond. A large part of the West Highland Way walking route passes through the park. The Cairngorms National Park covers the mountain range of the same name and offers a range of leisure activities, such as kayaking, golf, quad biking and winter sports.
Car hire pick up can be arranged from Scottish airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), Prestwick (PIK) and Aberdeen (ABZ), and either returned to that location or dropped off at your exit location. You can also pre-book car hire from many downtown locations as well, saving money on walk-up rates.
Hiring a car is an ideal way to make the most of your time in Scotland as the country benefits from an extensive road and motorway network...
This links the major cities to the Highlands and Islands and making outdoor activities such as walking, biking and river rafting on Perthshire's Grade 4 waters easily accessible.
Scotland has a number of driving routes that allow tourists to take in the scenery and see the most popular attractions. Car hire also gives visitors to this spectacular land the freedom to take a car ferry to Orkney, Shetland or the Outer Hebrides for a rare opportunity to experience working crofts, visit traditional wool mills and sample Scottish culinary delights such as haggis, shortbread, oatcakes and cloutie dumpling.
Taking a multi-stop holiday to Scotland can allow you to spend a week skiing in the resorts around Aviemore, Ben Nevis and the Cairngorms or touring the whisky distilleries of Speyside and Islay before enjoying the excellent shopping, dining and cultural attractions in one of the six major cities.