Away From The Course
Scotland is, of course, well known for its famous golf courses, but if you look beyond the fairway, you’ll discover historic castles, breathtaking scenery, internationally-renowned art galleries and museums, and the best whisky in the world!
Links Golf will provide you with an extensive list of must-see sights and attractions, but here are just a few that we’ve handpicked to whet your appetite.
Scotland’s cultural scene is lively and varied. A visit to Edinburgh is not complete without a trip to one or more of the National Gallery of Scotland’s sites, and Glasgow is the home of the Kelvingrove, the GoMA, and the Burrell Collection, among many, many others. If you visit during August, make sure to sample some of the events held during the Edinburgh International Festival and the equally famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. If you venture further afield there’s a superb range of regional museums and galleries that showcase the nation’s finest art and allow you to discover Scotland’s fascinating history. Visit the wonderful museums and galleries of Edinburgh and Glasgow particularly and uncover the rich historic heritage of the Scottish nation.
A trip to one or two (or more!) distilleries is highly recommended for any visitor to Scotland. Whether you prefer Highland, Lowland, Campbeltown, Islay, or Island whiskies, there’s a distillery to cater for every taste; don’t forget to have a ‘wee dram’ to compare the different types! A visit to one or two (or more!) of Scotland's whisky distilleries is almost a must for any visitor.
Visitors to Scotland are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring spectacular scenery. From the wilderness of the Highlands and Islands, to the land that inspired Rabbie Burns and Walter Scott, on to the dramatic Atlantic coastline, or to Stirling, renowned as 'Braveheart' country, you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re looking for a momento of your trip – perhaps some luxurious cashmere, new golf wear, or a bottle of whisky – we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.
Special Interest Tours
Discover Scotland’s rich and turbulent history by visiting some of the country’s many castles and historic homes and gardens. Top of the list are Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the Queen Mother, Edinburgh Castle, Falkland Palace, Eilean Donan Castle, and Cawdor Castle, fabled as the home of Macbeth.