City Youth Hostels
It’s true that we love bagpipes, tartan and Tunnock's Teacakes, but don’t be mistaken – our wee country’s cultural gems extend much further than these famous icons.
Our capital city plays host to the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Glasgow was crowned ‘The world’s friendliest city’ by Time Out this year and is Scotland’s cultural hub, famous for its thriving music scene and home to the Style Mile for those keen on shopping. Stirling is Braveheart country! Visit the castle on its crag and, a short distance away, discover the Battle of Bannockburn or the newly-refurbished Wallace monument with its stunning views across Scotland’s central belt. To the north, Aberdeen is Scotland’s Granite City. Once famous for fishing and shipbuilding, it’s now better known for the oil industry. But Aberdeenshire is also blessed with magnificent sandy beaches, traditional fishing villages and over 300 castles, stately homes and ruins, not to mention a host of distilleries. Stay in Inverness, Capital of the Highlands, and try to catch sight of the infamous Nessie, explore the mighty medieval stronghold of Urquhart Castle (the third most visited castle in Scotland) or go dolphin-watching off the Black Isle.
With a variety of thriving bars and restaurants in every city, you’ll never be short of delicious things to eat and drink.
Stay with us and get a true taste of Scottish city life.