Popular Cities in Scotland

Top cities in Scotland, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Edinburgh #1 most popular location
Draped across mossy fells and overlooking the choppy waters of the North Atlantic, Edinburgh is a scenic city in a striking location. Towered over by the soaring battlements of the hilltop ca…
1,365travelers 342reviews 208blogs
Glasgow #2 most popular location
If you believe the press, Glasgow, is the leaner side of Scotland, the rough to Edinburgh’s smooth.Glasgow has a far more industrial history,and is a city once dominated by the shipyards. …
1,019travelers 92reviews 59blogs
Inverness #3 most popular location
The mental image the Scottish Highlands usually conjures up is a picture of the Loch Ness monster, peat-covered hills that turn into craggy cliff-faces and lush, green mountains covered in a …
107travelers 16reviews 33blogs
Aberdeen #4 most popular location
Aberdeen (Gaelic for mouth of Dee) is a city in Eastern Scotland. It is situated at the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don. Aberdeen is the 3rd biggest city in Scotland. It is the most importan…
250travelers 20reviews 13blogs
Fort William #5 most popular location
Sitting at the head of Loch Linnhe, a sea loch, and at the foot of Ben Nevis, Fort William is the major town of the South Western Scottish Highlands, Scotland. The High Street is the heart of…
9travelers 12reviews 18blogs
Oban #6 most popular location
Oban is a town in the Scottish Highlands. It is the gateway to the isles, shopping and drinking capital of the north west, and home to the excellent whisky of that name. Ferries run from h…
5travelers 8reviews 8blogs
Ayr #7 most popular location
The town of Ayr sits in the heart of Robert Burns country, Scotland's most celebrated poet, who had strong links to Ayrshire and the neighbouring region of Dumfries and Galloway. Ayr is a …
32travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Perth #8 most popular location
The name Perth derives from a Pictish word for wood or copse, and links the town to the Picts described by the Romans, who subsequently joined with the Scots to form the kingdom of Alba which…
40travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Isle Of Skye #9 most popular location
So much to see! So much to discover! For a true experience of the scottish charms, the Isle of Skye is a must on your list! Breathtaking landscapes at every turns; A long history revealin…
52travelers 8reviews 16blogs
Pitlochry #10 most popular location
Pitlochry is a small town with a good sized supermarket and amenities. The town has loads of great little souvenir shops where you can end up spending a fortune as there are so many nice thin…
2travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Stirling #11 most popular location
Stirling is one of Scotland's most historic cities. In 2002, Stirling became Scotland's sixth city. Also known as "The Gateway To The Highlands", Stirling used to be the only connection to…
70travelers 13reviews 14blogs
Dundee #12 most popular location
Dundee is in North East Scotland and is Scotland's 4th largest city. The city is just over 800 years old. It is located on the banks of the River Tay. Historically, it is famous for the th…
112travelers 3reviews
Aviemore #13 most popular location
A small yet beautiful area of the Highlands. Not much in the way of big tourist attractions, but there is skiing (when it snows), hiking (when it doesn't) and lots of wildlife. Breathta…
6travelers 5reviews 8blogs
Drumnadrochit #14 most popular location
Drumnadrochit is a town on the shore of Loch Ness, 15 miles from Inverness and one of the main tourist destinations looking for a Loch Ness monster. It has two tourist centres devoted to the …
2travelers 8reviews 4blogs
Douglas #15 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews
St Andrews #16 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Dumfries #17 most popular location
Dumfries is the principal town in South West (Scotland). A more traditional administrative status is principal town of Dumfriesshire, but this changed in 1974. Further back, it was two towns,…
14travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Portree #18 most popular location
Portree is the "capital" town of the Isle of Skye, Scotland Portree is a small town - almost everything is only 5 minutes walk away. You may want to take a bus to the Co-op supremarket o…
5travelers 4reviews 6blogs
Ullapool #19 most popular location
Ullapool is a small town of about 1300 inhabitants. This small town which owns its money by fishing was found in 1788. Ullapool can be called a very musical town. There are several music f…
1travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Dunfermline #20 most popular location
21travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Saint Andrews #21 most popular location
St Andrews holds a special place in Scotland's history. It takes its name from the Apostle whose relics, legend tells us, were brought to this place in antiquity by St Rule. Scotland later ad…
28travelers 16reviews 8blogs
Loch Ness #22 most popular location
Loch Ness is Scotland's (if not the world's) most famous lake (or 'loch' in Scotland). It runs for 23 miles (37 km) along the natural geological cleft that stretches from Fort William in the …
20travelers 5blogs
Dunoon #23 most popular location
Dunoon is a small, quaint town situated on the banks of the Firth of Clyde. Isolated and accessible by a short ferry ride via Gourock and Greenock it provides an ideal location for Glaswegian…
2travelers 2reviews
Blairgowrie #24 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Prestwick #25 most popular location
Prestwick is a town in Ayrshire, South West Scotland. It hosted the first ever Open Championship golf tournament and is most also known as the only place in the UK ever visited by Elvis Presl…
6travelers 1reviews
Loch Lomond #26 most popular location
Loch Lomond is the second largest loch of Scotland, the largest body of fresh water in Britain and probably the most famous after Loch Ness. It is part of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Nati…
5travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Kyle of Lochalsh #27 most popular location
Kyle of Lochalsh (from the Scottish Gaelic Caol Loch Aillse, "strait of the foaming lake") is a village on the northwest coast of Scotland, 63 miles west of Inverness. It is located at the en…
1travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Crieff #28 most popular location
Crieff is a town in Perthshire, Scotland, east from Perth on the A85. Historically important for it's geographic location, Crieff was the place of "trysts" (local markets) for cattle drovers …
4travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Thurso #29 most popular location
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland. Historically, the town is one of two burghs within the county of Caithness. Thurso was the bi…
6travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Stonehaven #30 most popular location
Stonehaven is in North East Scotland Stonehaven is a very small town, so walking is your best bet. There are taxis in the area. Dunnottar Castle - By far one of the most amazing sites …
12travelers 4reviews 4blogs
Kingussie #31 most popular location
Kingussie is a small town just off the A9 in Scotland. It lies within the boundary of the Cairngorm National Park, in the historic district of Badenoch. Attractions include the ruins of the…
2reviews 1blogs
Carrbridge #32 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews
Newtonmore #33 most popular location
Newtonmore is a village in the Highlands of Scotland with a population of about 1000. The village is only a few miles from a location that is claimed to be the exact geographical centre of Sc…
1reviews 3blogs
Moffat #34 most popular location
Moffat (from the Scottish Gaelic: Am Magh Fada) is a former burgh and spa town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, lying on the River Annan, with a population of around 2,500. The most notabl…
1travelers 1blogs
Gretna Green #35 most popular location
Gretna Green is a small town in South Scotland known for runaway marriages. Because of different laws in England, Wales and Scotland many underage elopers married here in an old Blacksmith s…
2travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Isle of Arran #36 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews
Lockerbie #37 most popular location
Drymen #38 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Nairn #39 most popular location
4travelers 1blogs
Elgin #40 most popular location
14travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Stornoway #41 most popular location
Stornoway is the largest(8000 inhabitants)town on the Island of Lewis which is part of the Scottish Hebrides. From the main land, you can take the boat to Stornoway and explore the way of…
11travelers 4reviews
Ballater #42 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Falkirk #43 most popular location
Falkirk is a large town situated in West Lothian. It has just recently become home to the Falkirk Wheel.
32travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Fort Augustus #44 most popular location
Fort Augustus is in the Highlands of Scotland Fort Augustus is at the foot of Loch Ness and is on the path of the Great Glen Way, it is situated midway between Fort William and Inverness. …
1travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Glen Coe #45 most popular location
Glencoe is a famous valley ("glen") in Scottish Highlandsand also the name of the village adjacent to the glen on the western side. It is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is consi…
4travelers 3reviews 7blogs
Wick #46 most popular location
3travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Aberfeldy #47 most popular location
3travelers 2reviews 2blogs
East Kilbride #48 most popular location
East Kilbride is a town on the outskirts of Glasgow. It is on high ground and about 10 miles south east of Glasgow city centre. East Kilbride boasts a huge shopping centre which is one of Sco…
20travelers 11reviews 2blogs
North Berwick #49 most popular location
North Berwick is a seaside town in East Lothian situated on the Firth of Forth roughly 25 minutes from Edinburgh. It has a small harbour and nice sandy beaches. The towns 2 most defining land…
4travelers 3reviews
Dunkeld #50 most popular location
Dunkeld is a small town in Perthshire, Scotland. The town was largely rebuilt in the early 18th century and, architecturally, has changed little since then. Attractions include a ruined ca…
2reviews 3blogs
Tobermory #51 most popular location
Tobermory is the capital of Mull, in Argyll & Bute. It is one of the Inner Hebrides. Things to Do - Visit the Tobermory Distillery Take a boat trip to see the local seal colony.
2reviews 4blogs
Melrose #52 most popular location
Melrose is a small, historic town in the Scottish Borders, historically in Roxburghshire. It is in the Eildon committee area. The town's name is recorded in its earliest form as Mailros, '…
3travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Mallaig #53 most popular location
Mallaig is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. The local railway station, Mallaig, is the terminus of the West Highland railway line (Fort William & Mallaig br…
1travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Paisley #54 most popular location
Paisley (Scottish Gaelic: Pàislig) is a town and a former burgh in the west-Central Lowlands of Scotland. It is situated on the northern edge of the Gleniffer Braes, straddling the banks of …
24travelers 3reviews
Ballachulish #55 most popular location
Ballachulish is north of Glencoe and the southern site of a bridge across Loch Leven. It was far busier in the not too distant pass, before the bridge, when motorists had to choose between of…
Linlithgow #56 most popular location
Linlithgow is a small town in the Central Belt of Scotland, Scotland. Linlithgow is small enough to walk around Linlithgow Palace - a partially ruined former royal palace and birthplace…
5travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Castle Douglas #57 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Durness #58 most popular location
Diuranais (scotish gaelic) is a small remote village in the NorthWest Highlands of Scotland. With 400 people living there it's the biggest village in it's area, which is known for the sparsel…
7reviews 4blogs
Lerwick #59 most popular location
Lerwick is the main town on Shetland, a group of Islands to the far North of Scotland. It is known as a base for seeing wildlife , which is unusual due to the location of the Islands in the …
11travelers 1blogs
Livingston #60 most popular location
18travelers 1blogs
Forres #61 most popular location
7travelers 1reviews
Kinross #62 most popular location
5travelers 3blogs
Killin #63 most popular location
Killin is a small town in Perthshire, Scotland. Located on the South side of Loch Tay, the river Dochart forms Falls if Donchart as it meets the loch. Close to Killin, A827 meets the A85, …
1travelers 1reviews
Inverurie #64 most popular location
5travelers 1blogs
Isle of Mull #65 most popular location
2travelers 4blogs
Balloch #66 most popular location
Peterhead #67 most popular location
Peterhead is a town in Scotland with a population of approximately 19,000. It is situated in Aberdeenshire, at the easternmost point in mainland Scotland. The harbours, maritime and built …
7travelers 1blogs
Kirkwall #68 most popular location
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, an archipelago of islands some 10 miles off the north coast of Scotland. Things to See : St Magnus Cathedral. Founded in…
8travelers 3blogs
Aberfoyle #69 most popular location
1reviews 3blogs
Dunvegan #70 most popular location
The pretty village of Dunvegan lies on the east side of the head of Loch Dunvegan, which bites deeply into the Isle of Skye from the north west, turning the area known as Duirinish into a pen…
1travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Inveraray #71 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Tarbert #72 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Galashiels #73 most popular location
11travelers 1reviews
Invergarry #74 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Dalkeith #75 most popular location
Dalkeith is a town in Midlothian, Scotland, lying on the River North Esk.Accoring to a census taken in 2001 it has an estimated population of 11,500 Dalkeith is twin towned with Jarnac, Fr…
1travelers 1reviews
Musselburgh #76 most popular location
Musselburgh is a small town (population of 22,112) 6 miles from Edinburgh in Scotland. It is accessible by bus from Edinburgh and lays claim to being the oldest town in Scotland. Musselbu…
5travelers 1reviews
Gairloch #77 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Dornoch #78 most popular location
2travelers 1blogs
Portpatrick #79 most popular location
Blair Atholl #80 most popular location
Blair Atholl is a lovely little village in Perthshire which is famous for its lovely Blair Castle which is worth a visit (closed for some of the year so I'd advise to check opening times) . T…
2reviews 2blogs
Tongue #81 most popular location
2reviews 1blogs
Braemar #82 most popular location
2travelers 3blogs
Alford #83 most popular location
2travelers 1blogs
helensburgh #84 most popular location
14travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Crianlarich #85 most popular location
A small village located in central Scotland, Stirling area. The A82 going from Glasgow and Fort William and A85 to Perth meet here, as well as the West Higland railway going from Glasgow whic…
Tyndrum #86 most popular location
Cullen #87 most popular location
Cullen is a coast town in North East Scotland, 1.5 hour drive from Inverness and Aberdeen. The town has nice sandy beaches, series of arched viaducts and a nice architecture on the main st…
Banff #88 most popular location
Banff lies on the west bank of the mouth of the River Deveron, around 25 miles west of Fraserburgh and 45 miles north of Aberdeen. Banff's first castle was built to repel Viking invaders a…
2travelers 2blogs
Applecross #89 most popular location
The road to Applecross is the highest in the UK. Nested at the bottom of the mountain, the village of Applecross is charming. Hotel, pubs, Post Office and shop. The main attaction th…
3reviews 2blogs
Hamilton #90 most popular location
Hamilton is a town in South Lanarkshire. It is also where the main head offices for South Lanarkshire council are based. It is the third largest town in Scotland, situated 12 miles south-…
7travelers 1reviews
Dunbar #91 most popular location
Dunbar is a town in East Lothian, situated on the East Coast of Scotland. The population of this town last recorded in 2001 was 6,345 people. There is a ruin of the castle of Dunbar down by t…
6travelers 1reviews
Troon #92 most popular location
7travelers 1blogs
Banchory #93 most popular location
9travelers 1blogs
Dingwall #94 most popular location
3travelers 1blogs
Iona #95 most popular location
Iona is an island in Scotland. It is 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles across. The island only has two major settlements, Baile Mor and the Iona Community. There are 70 permanent residents, but 50…
1travelers 3reviews 6blogs
Glenfinnan #96 most popular location
Glenfinan is a village in Highlands. On the A830 road from Fort William to Mallaig. Station on the very scenic railway between the same two places. Loch Shiel stretches towards the sea…
1travelers 1blogs
Bathgate #97 most popular location
5travelers 1reviews
Dirleton #98 most popular location
Dirleton is a small town near Edinburgh, in East Lothian. It has a ruined thirteenth century castle, a church, a few shops and a pleasant hotel. There are also some golf courses. The town i…
Orkney Islands #99 most popular location
The Orkney Islands are an archipelago of approximately 70 islands some 10 miles (16 km) off the northern coast of Scotland. The Orkneys have been settled since the Neolithic Period. There…
5travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Carnoustie #100 most popular location
3travelers 3blogs