And now that travel restrictions have been lifted, for the first time since Christmas we can get out-and-about to enjoy them.
Here are 13 of the most picturesque for a day trip.
On the banks of the beautiful Loch Tay, Killin also sits on a pretty river making it doubly picturesque.
Another picture-perfect village on Loch Tay, Kenmore dates back to the 16th century and sits where the loch drains into the River Tay.
3. East Linton
Lesser known than nearby North Berwick, the East Lothian village of East Linton is a more peaceful destination with a pretty main street, an old water mill, and historic Hailes Castle just a short walk away.
The pretty multi-coloured houses of Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull, provide one of the most famous views in Scotland.