Why BA Holidays?

Plan and book your holiday with British Airways, online or by phone. Enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car rental together for the best deals
  • Choose from a wide range of hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Low online deposits
  • All holidays booked on ba.com are protected, giving you peace of mind whilst on holiday

Places to visit

With its perfect mix of history and style, Edinburgh is the perfect introduction to Scotland. But to see what else Scotland has to offer, head to the countryside. With thousands of miles of dramatic coastline to explore, rolling hills and mountains to conquer, and elusive loch-dwelling monsters to spot, there’s no better place for a change of scenery.

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The Highlands

The Highlands

No visitor to Scotland should miss the Highlands, where nature, history and adventure come together. Home to the Nevis Range, Glencoe, Fort William and the Cairngorms National Park, it’s a thrill-seeker’s dream – add to that the famous battlefields, majestic monuments and ancient relics dotted around the Highlands and you have something for every interest.

The Islands

The Islands

If you really want to get away from it all, hop on a plane from Edinburgh to the Shetland Islands. Closer to Norway than mainland Scotland, the islands are home to some of the country’s most varied scenery and an assortment of wildlife including seals, dolphins, whales and over 1 million nesting birds.

Glasgow, Aberdeen and more

Glasgow, Aberdeen and more

But if it’s more of Scotland’s vibrant city life you’re after, there’s plenty more to discover – each offering world-class attractions, food and drink and traditional Scottish culture. Don’t miss Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and Perth.

Explore Edinburgh and beyond

Whisky in Edinburgh

Whisky Trail

Hire a car in Edinburgh and take a drive to the scenic towns that are home to some of Scotland’s whisky distilleries. Take in the stunning Highland scenery, including the majestic Cairngorm Mountains. This region offers fantastic walking and wildlife options. Don’t forget to stop by royal Balmoral Castle.

Loch Ness near Edinburgh

Inverness, Loch Ness and the surrounding areas

Combine Edinburgh city breaks with short stays in Inverness. Keep an eye out for the legendary monster on a trip to Loch Ness. Let the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorms National Park take your breath away. A visit to mighty Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, is a must. The rich history and magnificent architecture of Stirling Castle makes it another must-see.

Oban near Edinburgh

Oban and West Highlands

Car rental in Edinburgh gives you the freedom to admire Oban’s landscapes and seascapes. For terrific photo opportunities, visit stunning Loch Lomond and the aptly-named Loch Awe. Here, the ruined Kilchurn Castle against a dramatic mountainous backdrop is an unforgettable sight. Climb historic McCaig’s Tower for spectacular vistas across Oban.

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