Explore Scotland - home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and a wealth of fascinating history. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh is well-placed to take advantage of it all, with an enviable situation at the heart of Edinburgh - one of Europe’s most cultured and sophisticated cities.
Glasgow Science Centre
The Glasgow Science Centre presents concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways. Their mission is to promote Science and Technology through thought provoking, fun and exciting experiences that inspire all to explore and understand the world. There is also an IMAX cinema, a planetarium and adjacent Glasgow tower, offering unrivalled views of the city.
It’s a great place to take the kids, and you might learn something as well!
Cairngorms National Park
National Park is the largest in the UK, covering 3,800 kilometres of beautiful
unspoilt countryside, and about 10 per cent of Scotland. It is home to a
quarter of Scotland's native woodland and is a refuge for a host of rare plants
and animals, including 25% of the UK's threatened species.
The Cairngorms themselves are a mountain range, comprising 52 Munros (hills over 3000 feet) and four of the highest mountains in Britain. The river water is so pure that it is one of the few places in the world to find freshwater mussels. The Park is a prime destination for birdwatchers, with Golden Eagles and Ospreys to be seen in their natural habitat.
No holiday in Scotland is complete without a visit to Loch Ness. Over 20 miles long, a mile wide and 700 feet at its deepest, Loch Ness is the largest lake in Scotland. The surrounding area is filled with historic attractions, natural wonders, welcoming places to stay, and quality Scottish restaurants offering classic dishes from Scotland’s larder. And, of course, the Loch may just contain a monster...