Scotland's Central Belt includes some of the country's largest cities and towns including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and Fife. Whether you're looking for adventure, craving culture, or looking to update your wardrobe, you'll find it all in Central Scotland.
Scotland's capital, and inspiration for JK Rowling's famous Harry Potter series, Edinburgh is a magical city that enchants everyone who visits. From the world-renowned Edinburgh Castle, home to the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels, to the Royal Mile, and Scotland's Parliament Building, Edinburgh is steeped in history. But with 112 parks and scenic spots such as Arthurs Seat, it's also a peaceful place to sit back and watch the world go by.
Sitting on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture and boasts many works of the late Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Scotland's best-known architects. Visit some of Mackintosh's famous work at The Lighthouse in Mitchell Lane, Scotland Street School and the Willow Tea Rooms. Glasgow is a cultural hub, with institutions such as the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums like GoMA and a thriving music scene with iconic venues such as The Barrowlands, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow Royal Convert Hall and the SSE Hydro.
In Fife you'll find some of the UK's best beaches and beautifully kept fishing villages. There's also a wealth of castles, cathedrals, and places of historic interest. The Kingdom of Fife is known throughout the world as the Home of Golf and boasts more than forty courses, from the famed fairways of St Andrews and several traditional seaside links, to beautifully landscaped parkland and heathland courses, suitable for golfers of all levels.
Dundee is the heart of a revitalised cultural scene in Scotland. The city has a lively arts scene and a blossoming cultural quarter where thought-provoking art and literature sit alongside cosmopolitan cinemas and theatres. As you visit the city today, you could bump into Desperate Dan, circle around a dragon, become a polar explorer, shop 'till you drop’, test your senses, visit the theatre, go ice skating, swimming, or have a game of golf. Whatever appeals, Scotland's City of Discovery promises you a fantastic day out.
Perthshire is known as the adventure capital of Scotland. It's location on the Highland Boundary Fault line, where the Scottish Lowlands meet the Highlands, means the area has a terrific mix of terrain, enabling many outdoor pursuits on land, water and in the air: from world-class fishing, to walking routes ranging from way-marked forest trails to lofty treks in the mountains, great cycling routes both on- and off-road and an unsurpassed range of golf courses to satisfy all abilities.
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