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Embrace the joys of spring in Scotland

Spring is a delightful time of year in Scotland, with gardens bursting into bloom, wildlife awakening for new adventures and finally, some longer hours of daylight to enjoy it all in. It’s time to say goodbye to winter and discover something new, and where better to start than in one of Scotland’s amazing cities?

Check out the packed programme of events and experiences in Scotland this spring. #ScotlandIsNow

Cities we fly to in Scotland

From Edinburgh's dramatic hilltop castle to the remote West Highland steam train, a Scotland holiday is a trip through an untamed landscape and noble history. Picturesque fishing ports with pastel-hued houses and the Shetland Islands heather-coated hills bring peace and tranquillity. Glasgow’s Georgian and Art Nouveau architecture keeps urbanites happy – discover our destinations in the list below:

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Edinburgh is begging to be explored. With a crumbling castle perched high above the city, overlooking the Old Town’s narrow closes and wynds, the wider streets lined with Georgian tenements of the New Town, and the coastline to the north, there are treasures to be found wherever you go in the capital.

In spring, head to the Meadows to admire the swathes of pink cherry blossom lining the park’s pathways, making for picture-perfect strolls. Or, head to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to see the variety of exotic plant species and brightly-coloured rhododendrons.

For skyline views, a walk up the extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat is a fabulous way to introduce yourself to the city. The hill sits at 251 m above sea level, so the views are well worth the climb. There are plenty of other places to walk on a bright spring day, including the Water of Leith and the Pentland hills.

The month of May is also known as Whisky Month in Scotland, so make sure you try a dram of one of the land’s famous single malts! The Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile offers tours and tastings.

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Venture to Scotland’s biggest city – full of friendly faces and a blend of history, culture and creativity.

First of all, the city is a cultural hotspot. In Glasgow, you can stumble across masterpieces of art without stepping foot inside an art gallery. With murals laced across the city, you’ll find street art adorning walls in unexpected nooks and crannies. Take it all in along the Glasgow City Mural Trail.

Whether its beer or coffee you’re looking for, Glasgow’s East End is the place for you. Head to Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery for a tour of the brewery which makes Scotland’s favourite pint, or to the local favourite Dear Green Coffee Roasters for a delicious brew.

Glasgow's public spaces are particularly picturesque in spring. In Kelvingrove Park, stroll along walking trails and admire statues dotted throughout the park, and look out for the West End’s impressive gothic University of Glasgow buildings.

Start the season with some giggles at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival from 14 - 31 March, where you can see shows from some of the most hilarious comedians on the scene.

It’s one of the UK’s most vegan friendly cities too, with lots of vegan and veggie friendly pubs, restaurants and cafés to choose from. Head to the 78, Mono or Stereo and see what meat-free delights there are to try.

Fly from London City Airport

Located in the heart of London, City airport is the perfect starting point for your trip to Scotland. There is only one terminal at London City airport so travelling is quicker than at other London airports. Enjoy the benefits of checking in and passing through security up to 20 minutes before your flight departs.

Save time at the airport by using Manage My Booking to check in 24 hours before your flight and print your boarding pass at home. If you need to print your boarding pass at the airport, you can collect it from a check-in kiosk or desk. If you have baggage to check-in, you can print your tags at a check-in kiosk before taking your tagged baggage to a Bag Drop desk.

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Scotland holidays - your way

Fly-drive holidays in Scotland

Hire a car from Edinburgh and explore Dumfries and Galloway’s sandy coves, or take the Fife Coastal Route, which runs 85 miles (136 km) through picturesque villages of East Neuk, with their distinctive red pantiled roofs, right up to the historic town of St Andrews - the Home of Golf and the seat of Scotland's oldest university. From Glasgow take a leisurely drive around Loch Lomond and discover the beautiful rural countryside. Or from Aberdeen follow the 118 mile (189 km) Highland Tourist Route to Inverness.

Romantic getaways in Scotland

Take your loved one's hand to climb Edinburgh’s extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat for sunset city views. It’s easy to find romantic solitude in the remote Orkney Islands, where you can explore the lonely Neolithic landmarks. In noble, granite-clad Aberdeen, take a romantic stroll alongside the beach Esplanade, then dine on haute cuisine along the Castle Trail.

Family holidays in Scotland

Kids will love the hands-on exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, its titanium curves gleaming on the banks of the Clyde. Edinburgh’s summer festivals are packed with family entertainment, from street theatre on the medieval cobbles, to the pipers and drummers at the Military Tattoo. Try and spot the chirruping dolphins and basking seals off Aberdeen’s coast.

Golf holidays in Scotland

The modern game is attributed to Scotland, and of course the legendary St. Andrews. Our flights to Edinburgh will have you within driving distance (no pun intended) from the historic home of golf. For those more adventurous, the Highlands offer some fantastic golf amidst glorious lochs and sublime mountains.

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Fairy Pools grace the hillside and Kilt Rock waterfall cascadesstraight into the sea.

Eloise Barker,  British Airways Holidays

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