our guide around scottland for every mood

Scotland is famous for its whisky distilleries, bagpipes, lively music culture, and beautiful lochs, so it really does have something for everyone. Here at Optimum Experience we love to recommend and reserve the best places to visit and explore. 

Here are our top six places to visit depending on what you are in the mood for, from History lovers, picturesque scenes to where to taste the finest Scottish Whiskey. 

We can organise everything from your accommodation, Car hire if required, experiences and even restaurant reservations. We help with it all!

Nature Explorers -
The Cairngorms Massif.

Take in the fresh Scottish air and grab your walking boots to venture to Cairngorm. With more high-level mountain ground than anywhere else in Britain and Ireland, the National Park offers a vital habitat for rare mountain plants and other scare wildlife. This place is perfect for those who love a challenged hike and have the chance to enjoy the most amazing views.

History Lovers - Edinburgh

Edinburgh isn’t just for visiting the pretty streets or vibrant nightlife, there is more than meets the eye! If you are looking to get lost in the dark history of Scotland, then make your way to Edinburgh where you will learn all about the weird and wonderful of the Scottish past.

This vibrant city has everything from castles to dungeons and all can be pre booked and organised by Optimum Experience on a private or group tours. 

If you are feeling brave, then make sure that you take a late-night ghost tour… that’s if you dare!

Whiskey Tasting Connoisseur –

If Whiskey is your drink of choice, then Lochgilphead is the perfect spot for you! The Crinan Hotel is famous for its detailed experiences and variety of different whiskeys as they have a selection of 50 different options for you to taste and critique. Along with having multiple distilleries,  the town is home to a stunning harbour too where you can explore this beautiful Scottish town.

If you have been here before, then make sure to head to Oban where you can visit their multi award winning distillery for an insightful tour (and to try a few whiskeys or two!). Established in 1794, it has many many years to get the perfect Whisky on their shelfs! 


Sea, Sand and maybe a few Pebbles - Arran

The Isle of Arran is an island that is just off the west coast of Scotland. You will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Arran. Here you can search for coves on this little island from white sandy areas to rocky coasts.

No matter what type of beach you like, you’ll find it on Arran, so make sure you pack a towel or two. We can help to plan that perfect day on the beach from arranging a picnic or if you are looking for that special set up for an engagement, anniversary or birthday, then we can do it.  

Mythical Creature Spotting – Inverness

If you are looking to catch a glimpse of Scotland’s famous sea legend, The Loch Ness Monster, then head over to Inverness. Here we can pre book various walking tours that will help you on that adventure to  spot the mythical beast that everyone still talks back.

Make sure that you take a camera just in case you are lucky enough to see Nessy, if not then we can confidently say that the breath-taking views are an unforgettable experience. 

Lights! Camera! Action! - Glencoe

Love Harry Potter, James Bond, and Braveheart? Then visiting Glencoe should be at the top of your list. This stunning village is home to some of the most well-known movies in the world. The volcanic hills and banks will make you feel like you have just stepped on to a Hollywood set.

Our very own Consultant, Kirsty, visited Glencoe on her own holiday and here is what she had to say….

‘ I can honestly say that Glencoe took my heart when I visited on my own holiday in July this year. Never have I seen such amazing scenery from the misty mountains, stunning waterfalls, friendly locals and a great local pub that offers hearty food and a playground for the little ones! If you are looking for something different, then Glencoe is a great place to visit. Contact me today and I will be happy to put together a holiday for you and recommend the best areas to visit!’

are you ready to go AND explore Scotland for yourself?

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