Scotland Receives Record Number of Foreign Tourists in 2014

According to ScotlandNow, in 2014 a record number of foreign tourists visited Scotland in the first six months of 2014, with 1,118,000 international visits from January to June. The all time high is no wonder, though, when you take a look at the recent article published by Rough Guides of some spectacular Scottish highlights that are sure to keep visitors coming back again and again!

“Things Not to Miss in Scotland”

Eigg, Scotland, the perfect example of a tiny, friendly Hebridean island with a golden beach to lie on, a hill to climb and stunning views across the sea. Find out more: http://bit.ly/XXLE1uEigg, one of the Small Isles in the Scottish Inner Hebrides

We hope you enjoy Rough Guides’s collection of breathtaking photos of Scottish scenery and landmarks…what gorgeous inspiration for Scottish travels!

Some highlights include…

The Burrell Collection in Glasgow, an eclectic and impressive museum, is an ideal place to wander and take in the sights of medieval artifacts and art works, Impressionist works, modern sculptures, and stained glass.

The Burrell Collection


Glen Coe (meaning “Weeping Valley”), a heartwrenchingly beautiful glen near Fort William. Nearly uninhabited, the area is perfect for hiking and exploring.

Glen Coe


Scottish Pubs — After a long day of walking and exploring Scotland’s gorgeous scenery, a visit to one of its cozy pubs is the perfect way to unwind.

Bow Bar in Edinburgh


The South Harris Beaches, on the Atlantic coast, with picturesque golden sand and bright turquoise waters, are a glorious place to spend a peaceful afternoon.

The South Harris Beaches