10 inspiring Pinterest travel pins for exploring Scotland this winter

Ben Nevis - one of the 14 places to see in Scotland before you die from Matador Network. Picture: Flickr

Ben Nevis - one of the 14 places to see in Scotland before you die from Matador Network. Picture: Flickr

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PINTEREST is a great site for inspiration and these pins by travel bloggers and websites are a great way to discover the best things to see and do on a trip to Scotland.

Offering a great place to discover everything from road trip routes to advice on where to stay, here are some of the most pinned Scottish travel posts on Pinterest:

The massively popular Culzean Castle is named in the 'Most beautiful castles in Scotland' pin. Picture: TSPL

The massively popular Culzean Castle is named in the 'Most beautiful castles in Scotland' pin. Picture: TSPL

TRAVELLING SCOTLAND

(About Scotland)

Described by one user as a “Scotland Travel Cheat Sheet”, this excellent Pin by About Scotland is an excellent infographic that deals with everything from tipping in restaurants and bars to peak travel times and offers the invaluable advice of “packing rain gear no matter when you visit”, and perhaps more importantly not referring to Scots “as English”.

Our favourite part is the guide to basic Scottish which offers Scottish translations for English words like pants (breeks) and crazy (radge), it’s that good, that we’ll even forgive their spelling of whisky.

The beautiful Fairy Pools of Skye feature in 25 places in Scotland that are straight out of a fantasy novel. Picture: Flickr

The beautiful Fairy Pools of Skye feature in 25 places in Scotland that are straight out of a fantasy novel. Picture: Flickr

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CASTLES IN SCOTLAND

(The Culture Trip)

A big draw for travelling to Scotland is the country’s rich history.

Displayed up and down the country in its architecture and its towns, the most recognisable links to Scotland’s past are its beautiful castles.

The alien looking Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa features in the Planet D's 7 Crazy things to do in Scotland. Picture: Flickr

The alien looking Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa features in the Planet D's 7 Crazy things to do in Scotland. Picture: Flickr

This guide rounds up some of the “greatest castles to see in Scotland: from the city of Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye” and offers information of some of the most famous examples including Edinburgh, Culzean and Craigievar Castle.

14 PLACES TO SEE IN SCOTLAND BEFORE YOU DIE

(Matador Network)

The bucketlist format is one of the more popular types of pin and this post by the Matador Network is a great example of a well written list with 14 of the best things to do in Scotland.

Learn all about Edinburgh with Type A Trips guide to the capital. Picture: Flickr

Learn all about Edinburgh with Type A Trips guide to the capital. Picture: Flickr

From the obvious, like taking a trip to Loch Ness or visiting Ben Nevis, to the less well known, like heading to Ayrshire to discover Dunure Castle or the Isle of Arran for Machrie Moor, this pin is filled with memorable trips to take while visiting the country.

25 PLACES IN SCOTLAND THAT ARE STRAIGHT OUT OF A FANTASY NOVEL

(Buzzfeed)

With the tagline “Who needs Westeros? We’ve got Wester Ross”, Buzzfeed’s guide to “25 places in Scotland that are straight out of a fantasy novel” is filled with some of the most beautiful areas in the country.

With photographs of idyllic settings that you will struggle to believe are natural and not created by a set designer, this list will give you all of the inspiration you need to discover this stunning country.

From the mysterious Smoo Cave, a 200 foot long series of interconnected sea caverns near the village of Durness in the highlands, to the ethereal Fairy Pools on Skye, the article is filled to the brim with examples of just how fantastic Scotland’s scenery can be.

HIGHLIGHTS OF A SCOTLAND ROADTRIP

(Migrating Miss)

What better way to learn about a trip to Scotland than from the personalised account of an experienced travel blogger? Migrating Miss details of her trip from her visit to the easily accessible and striking Doune Castle to enjoying lunch in the picturesque village of Plockton.

10 PRETTY TOWNS AND CITIES YOU MUST VISIT IN SCOTLAND

(Hand luggage only)

Travel bloggers Yaya and Lloyd are big fans of Scotland and it really shows with their knowledge of the towns and cities they advise you to visit while travelling there.

An open love letter to the country, the blog details information on the bigger cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as why you should visit smaller towns like Pitlochry and Anstruther, and strangely enough even features the tiny village of Portnahaven, which the boys describe as “one of Scotland’s unspoilt villages”.

THE TOP TEN CAMPSITES IN SCOTLAND

(wildaboutscotland.com)

Should you be looking to visit Scotland, you’ll need a place to stay and this guide by wildaboutscotland.com, details the best ways to do so on a budget by offering up ten of the best campsites in the country.

The guide reads: “Whether you like to camp in pine forests, stay right on the beach with amazing sunsets, prefer to experience a village community with amenities on your doorstep or equally want to get away from it all on a secluded site on a Scottish island, you can find it all here.”

7 CRAZY ADVENTURES IN SCOTLAND

(The Planet D)

Offering an alternative to the usual sight-seeing and generic places to visit guides, Planet D offer a list of the most unusual adventures you’ll find in Scotland.

Looking at some of the stranger things to do, including visiting the Island of Staffa, staying in a haunted B and B and enjoying a pint in the oldest pub in Scotland, the guide is a lighter look at some of the fun activities you can get up to on your visit with adventures that will lead to memories that will last a lifetime.

A FIRST-TIMERS WEEKEND GUIDE TO EDINBURGH

(Type A Trips)

Most people heading to Scotland will inevitably arrive in the capital at one point, either as a starting off point or as the place they finish their trip. Thankfully Type A Trips have taken the time to create this excellent little guide to ‘Auld Reekie’ that gives tips on everything from where to eat and drink to where to stay.

PLANNING A ROAD TRIP AROUND SCOTLAND

(lovefromscotland.co.uk)

Everyone loves a good road trip and Scotland has some of the most stunning scenery to drive through and open roads aplenty, so many find it is the best way to see the country.

Lovefromscotland.co.uk have made this excellent little guide with easy steps om planning your road trip, discussing road side accommodation, the best routes and offering tips on the best ways to get around.

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