In pictures: 7 hidden gem villages across Scotland well worth a visit

The very best of Scotland can only be reached after you leave the hustle and bustle of the nation's cities.

The village of Crail in Fife. Picture: Flickr/Phillip C

For those looking for a weekend break or for a quieter pace of life, Scottish villages can provide an idyllic home away from home. We searched the country’s nooks and crannies to pick our favourite wee towns well worth a visit.

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