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Your Essential Travel Guide To Scotland

Scotland travel guides: Where to stay

Discover Things To Do In Scotland

Scotland is part of the UK but has always retained its own distinct identity as a nation and a country.

There are many Scottish symbols and traditions that are recognised across the world, such as tartan, bagpipes and whisky, but the country also has a strong history of ingenuity, art, and culture.

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Why visit Scotland?

Scotland is a land of stunning scenery, historic cities and vibrant culture, with a strong identity all of its own. With DFDS ferries to Newcastle, it couldn’t be easier to travel to Scotland for a fantastic holiday seeing as Edinburgh is just a couple of hours’ drive from the port.

Scotland has long held a romantic quality for visitors, with its rugged mountains, remote castles and the sound of bagpipes drifting across misty lochs. This image may be true to some extent, but you’ll also find a vibrant modern country with bustling cities and an eclectic culture.

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Sports and Events in Scotland

Scotland has a rich history with plenty of interesting and beautiful cities, lochs and valleys. This small country also hosts a huge range of cultural events and sporting activites throughout the year.

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Our Routes to the UK

DFDS has one of the largest ferry networks in Europe, with four routes operating to the UK.

The English Channel ferry crossings are convenient and fast at highly competitive prices, meaning you can take your car with you and explore what the UK has to offer.

Nominee for Europes Leading Ferry Operator 2023

Behind Every Journey

We are proud to have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2023 by the World Travel Awards.  

This year, we’re taking a moment to celebrate and recognise the reasons why we continue to get nominated – and win this award – year after year… the amazing people behind every journey.  

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