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20 Places to Find Stunning Seasonal Views in Scotland

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Winter, spring, summer or fall (or autumn as we like to call it here). Scotland is a year-round holiday destination. Although we may not be ready to welcome you just yet, that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about our future travel plans. Before you make up your mind, we want to show you that it’s possible to enjoy a fantastic holiday in this beautiful country, whatever the season!

Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries & Galloway

Autumn 🍂

As summer draws to a close and the temperatures start to drop, you might want to ‘coorie’ indoors with a chunky knit blanket and your favourite hot beverage. However, the autumn season sees a vibrant mixture of colours, as the leaves slowly change from lush greens to vibrant yellow, red and orange hues. Here is Galloway Forest Park showcasing its stunning autumn colours.

Winter

Cold winter nights are when the stars shine at their brightest. Galloway Forest Park brings a host of celestial sights throughout winter. When it is safe to travel again, make sure to pick the Cairn Holy Standing Stones as your next stargazing spot, where you’re guaranteed to see beautiful scattered stars across the night sky.

Planning a winter getaway in the future? Check out our fantastic winter break ideas.

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Spring/Summer 🌷 ☀️

A garden with a view. On a warm, sunny day Princes Street Gardens is the go-to place for locals and visitors to catch some rays while being accompanied with stunning views of the Old Town skyline.

Winter

Bringing some festive cheer to the capital is the Christmas markets. The pretty display of twinkling lights, fun attractions and the aromas of mouth-watering food is enough to make you feel like a kid again.

Dawson Park, Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Spring 🌷

Spring is in the air at Dawson Park. Its fine cherry blossom display certainly calls for an Instagram pic as well as exploring its tranquil surroundings in the future.

Can’t get enough of Scotland in spring? Take a look at some of the season’s photo highlights.

Kinnoull Hill, Perth

Spring/Summer 🌷 ☀️

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day and we’re feeling good about this sunrise pic! Kinnoull Hill is ready to kickstart the day with a beautiful pastel-coloured sky.

Autumn 🍂

Kinnoull Hill and Tower, with the River Tay below

Goodbye summer, hello autumn! Kinnoull Hill has transformed for the season, adorned with a woodland of cascading amber leaves. This spectacular view with the meandering River Tay in the background will no doubt keep Scotland front of mind.

Glen Tanar, Aberdeenshire

Winter

It may be cold outside but this pic of Glen Tanar in the snow will be sure to warm your heart. When restrictions ease, get ready to wrap up warm and enjoy a winter stroll along the waymarked paths.

Laggan, Highlands

Summer ☀️

Things are starting to heat up in and around the Cairngorms National Park. Visitors can often be seen here relaxing in the summer sunshine or even taking a dip in the freshwater loch.

Pentland Hills, Edinburgh

Summer ☀️

Blooming marvellous! The Scottish heather is perfectly suited to the wild and rugged beauty of the Pentland Hills. If you love Scotland’s wee wildflower, this stunning spectacle can be seen from late July through to early September.

Winter

A walk up the snowy Pentlands is definitely more a-moo-sing when these guys make an appearance. It looks like this Highland coo is ready for his close-up!

Johnston Gardens, Aberdeen

Spring/Summer 🌷 ☀️

It really is no surprise that Johnston Gardens is the reigning champion of the Britain in Bloom Award on several occasions. From rhododendrons, heathers and alpine blossoms, it’s a favourite photo spot amongst newlyweds to capture their unforgettable day.

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

Summer ☀️

We have to say that the colour purple really suits you, Braemar. Here is one of our favourite heather photos spreading glorious swathes of purple across the hills.

Looking for more summer travel inspiration? Take a look at our selection of sizzling summer snaps across the country.

Kinclaven Bluebell Woods, Perth

Spring 🌷

Spring in Scotland is heralded by beautiful bluebell meadows that carpet woodlands and fields across the country. One of our favourite hotspots is Kinclaven Bluebell Woods in Perth, where these gorgeous wildflowers bloom from mid-April to late May.

An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch), Highlands

Autumn 🍂

Glenmore Forest Park is full of hidden gems and An Lochan Uaine is just one of them. Known to the locals as ‘The Green Loch’, this forest walk guides visitors to a woodland utopia offering some of the best scenery in Scotland. The loch’s beautiful green colour is still very much a mystery. It is likely that its due to the reflected light of the trees, but many believe it takes on that colour because pixies wash their clothes in it.

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Autumn 🍂

If there was a place to help capture the true essence of autumn, it would be here! Check out Inverurie being the star of the season with its bright autumnal foliage in these two shots.

Are you getting serious autumn vibes? Here is our crème de la crème of autumn pics to help you plan your next seasonal break.

Killiecrankie, Perthshire

Autumn 🍂

Rainbows have become a symbol of hope for all of us recently. They have the power to stop you in your tracks when you least expect it! We love this rainbow shot over the vibrant autumn trees at Killiecrankie.

National Wallace Monument, Stirling

Summer ☀️

The sun is shining over the National Wallace Monument. This stunning location treats visitors each year to spectacular views over Stirling. Can you spot the castle in the background?

Winter

Winter has arrived in Stirling. Not only is the National Wallace Monument a summer delight for photographers but its wintry weather transforms the area into a snow-covered wonderland. This outstanding picture shows just how incredible nature can be.

Glen Lyon, Perthshire

Autumn 🍂

Autumn in Scotland is a time for wow-factor views. Here is Glen Lyon fully embracing its autumn look.

Abbotsford, Scottish Borders

Summer ☀️

Pretty as a picture. The garden team are already prepping for the summer season ahead but here is just a sneak-peek of Abbotsford’s stunning garden view.

Autumn/Winter 🍂❄

The transition from autumn to winter can be quite spectacular. From the leaves changing colour in autumn to the first flurry of snowfall in winter, we’re simply in awe with Scotland’s everchanging seasons.

Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian

Spring/Summer 🌷 ☀️

Whatever the weather, our visitor attractions are always looking their very best when it comes to getting their photo taken. Throughout spring and summer, Linlithgow Palace is a haven for local wildlife and when it is safe to visit, see the ornate fountain in action every Sunday in July and August.

Winter

Winter in Scotland may bring freezing temperatures and heavy snow but with it brings beautiful images. Here is the winter sun rising over Linlithgow Palace and St Michael’s Parish Church.

If you’re dreaming of a winter wonderland, check out why no one does winter like Scotland.

Cairngorms National Park, Highlands

Spring/Summer 🌷 ☀️

The first half of the year brings a new lease of life to the Cairngorms National Park. With the arrival of baby animals in spring to bagging your first Munro and enjoying a range of watersports in the summer, the Cairngorms is a great place for a future outdoor adventure.

Scott’s View, Scottish Borders

Autumn 🍂

The spotlight is on Scott’s View. The sun streaming through the clouds creates a dramatic, autumnal scene in this photo.

Winter ❄️

With winter comes snow days. Despite the very low temperatures, the white-capped hills and acre after acre of snow-dusted forests makes Scotland look truly magical in winter. We can’t help but admire the stunning frozen landscape of Scott’s View.

Glamis Castle, By Forfar, Angus

Spring/Summer 🌷 ☀️

Our photo round-up of the best seasonal views wouldn’t be complete without adding a famous castle to the list. Situated near the village of Glamis in Angus, Glamis Castle boasts beautiful gardens and walking trails within its grounds. Did you know? Glamis Castle is featured on the Royal Bank of Scotland £10 note.

Learn more about Scotland’s castles.

Autumn 🍂

In the run up to Halloween, autumn brings tales of ghosts, myths and legends. Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis, was burned at the stake in Edinburgh after carrying out a series of witchcraft. It is said that her ghost ‘The Grey Lady’ still haunts the castle to this day with the small chapel inside leaving one seat empty for her.

We don’t want to frighten you anymore with scary stories so here is a gorgeous sunset pic looking down the main driveway of Glamis Castle.

Winter

What better way to see out the year with this beautiful picture of Glamis Castle covered in snow?

We hope that our seasonal photo round-up of Scotland has inspired you to plan a weekend break in the future. Can’t get enough of the country’s awe-inspiring landscape? We have plenty of beauty spots to offer from dramatic coastlines to forests and woodlands or unwind and look after your health and wellbeing with a much-needed wellness break.

 

 

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