Planning a holiday is fun and exciting. But the sheer number of options available means it can also be a bit overwhelming.

Get started by asking yourself these three simple questions:

  • Where can I stay?
  • Where can I eat?
  • What is there to visit?

Luckily VisitScotland's Quality Assurance scheme is here to help answer your questions and make sure you don't put a foot wrong planning your holiday.

Our 5-star grading scheme brings together all the accommodation, attractions and places to eat that come with the VisitScotland seal of approval - a clear, reliable sign of exceptional customer service and high-quality facilities.

We work hard year-round inspecting the standards of providers across the country so that at a glance, you have the whole, impartial picture of the kind of hospitality, food, drink and more waiting for you on arrival in Scotland

Quickly compare different establishments, see the range of facilities on offer, and get all the assurance you need when planning your stay.

Stick to a budget

Kyleview House Bed and Breakfast Dornoch

We cater for all purse-friendly options, from small B&Bs to self-catering holiday parks.

Splash out

The Witchery bedroom

Get the low-down on various high-end establishments ranging from luxurious hotels to restaurants with rooms.

Plan your days (and nights)

Aberdeen Maritime Museum exterior

Once the accommodation is sorted, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to spend your time. VisitScotland's Quality Assurance scheme also assesses visitor attractions, from castles and museums to tours and leisure centres.

Leave the car behind
  Great Glen walkers autumn

If you're planning on exploring on foot or two wheels, more holiday planning help is on-hand thanks to the Welcome Scheme for walkers and cyclists.

Be eco-friendly

Self-catering lodges Auchrannie Country Club

Travellers are becoming increasingly aware of their carbon footprint. The Green Tourism Business Scheme and other initiatives can help you to find eco-friendly accommodation and environmentally-friendly things to do.

What are you waiting for?

Thanks to VisitScotland's star-grading and wide range of welcome schemes, it couldn't be easier find superb places to eat and drink, fantastic attractions, and the accommodation that's right for you.

With our help you're guaranteed a holiday that's nothing short of outstanding.