Now that dometic travel restrictions seem to be a thing of the past many of us are looking forward to exploring the gems on our doorstep that we may have taken for granted pre-pandemic.
In this year of the Scottish staycation, we thought we’d look at some of the loveliest Scottish towns that have enough to entertain you for a full weekend away.
Here are 11 perfect destinations for a quick break.
Attracting visitors to its historic abbey, where the Declaration of Arbroath was written, the town of Arbroath also has a pretty harbour, the quirky Georgian Signal Tower Museum, and is the birthplace of the very tasty Arbroath smokie. Photo: Canva
One of the settings used in the hugely-popular television series Outlander, Culross in Fife contains a wealth of architectural riches, including a 13th century abbey, a 16th century mustard-yellow palace and a 17th century town house. Photo: Canva
Just to the south of Aberdeen, Stonehaven is a town famous for its Hogmanay fireballs celebrations, but is a great place to visit at any time of year. The Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum is contained in a former jail, the working harbour is a must-see, and dramatic clifftop Dunnottar Castle is nearby. Photo: Canva