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Stunning photos which prove that spring in Scotland is staggeringly beautiful

Edinburgh Castle in Spring

Edinburgh Castle in Spring

When spring rolls into Scotland, the season beats the winter blues and brings something magical to our lives. Green spaces are suddenly blazing with colourful flowers and trees in bloom, the hills and mountains look stunningly beautiful and sounds of wildlife start to fill the air again. Close your eyes and you can almost smell the fresh spring air…

Spring is the season of birth and rejuvenation…

 

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As the warmer weather returns, the fields and moorlands as far as the eye can see suddenly come alive with fluffy rabbits, prancing lambs, and a whole host of Scottish wildlife that emerge from hibernation to enjoy the springtime sun.

Watch little lambs leap across green fields as you enjoy a breakfast full of delicious local produce as you enjoy life in the country on a unique farm stay holiday.

…and Scotland looks absolutely amazing under its spell.

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It’s not all cute farm animals and blossoming flowers that Scotland has to offer during springtime. As winter disappears, many attractions and businesses open their doors again for the spring and summer months – offering a variety of special exhibitions, family-friendly activities and fascinating art to admire.

It’s a time when our parks and gardens are bursting into life…

Scotland’s parks and gardens are a real sight to see! Carpets of blossoming flowers, forest paths lined with towering trees, and woodland walks filled with twittering birds and the best of nature in spring. Explore hundreds of gardens, parks, and castles grounds across the country that’ll leave you in awe. 

…and splashes of colour can be seen on every corner.

Spring is a great time to wander through the Scottish wilderness and soak in the picturesque sights around you. With bright, exotic flowers blooming in every corner, vibrant green grass across endless moorlands, and the sweet perfumed smell of flowerbeds – what’s not to love?

The earth receives the long-awaited embrace of the sun…

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The sun shining through the winter clouds is definitely a warming sight to see. Witnessing the suns rays dance over the many beautiful landscapes and famous landmarks makes the experience all the more special.
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…which turns our streets and paths into atmospheric walkways…

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Our cities, streets and paths can be just as interesting and picturesque to explore as our rolling hills and colourful countryside. Go for a wander in the morning, afternoon or evening to see the city’s character in a whole other light.

Our sun-wrapped landscapes are truly magical, too…

Now that the warmer weather is here,  it’s the perfect time to explore the great outdoors, enjoying the iconic Scottish landscapes and their best features as they are brought to life in the sun.

Keep an eye out for Scotland’s castles – they are a whole other world to explore. We have iconic ruins, royal residences, fairytale mansions, and stately homes that all have a story to tell. Uncover all these hidden, quirky and special gems and more in all corners of the country.

…and our forests are teeming with wildlife.

From tiny critters, shy otters, and soaring birdlife to fluffy red squirrels, colourful puffins, and sunbathing seals – there’s plenty of wildlife across the country that you can keep an eye out for. Explore the variety of wildlife across our landscapes and see how many special species you can spot.

So, who fancies an outdoor adventure?

Take on the trails and woodlands across Scotland on a mountain biking adventure. Explore the 7Stanes Mountain Biking Centres, or head out on your own route to experience the Scottish woodlands on two wheels.

Enjoy a whole host of other adventure activities, from watersports and canyoning, to horse riding and snowsports – to name a few.

Or enjoying a glorious walk?

Mighty mountains, coastal trails, and Munro bagging are just some of the spectacular walking adventures you can get up to this spring. Explore the gentle rolling hills for an afternoon stroll, soak up the sun as you wander along the beach, or test your mettle as you clamber up a famous Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft.).

Our mountains and glens? They’re breathtaking…

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Scotland is world-renowned for its magnificent mountainous landscapes and glens. There are hundreds of mountains to climb across the country, all of which vary in difficulty so everyone can get out there and enjoy the scenery – from the beginner to the seasoned pro.

From not-to-be-missed Highland games…

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Highland games are full of all things Scotland! From the years old traditions and heavy weight events, to tug o’ war, pipe bands, and Highland dancing – the atmosphere and lively tunes create a warm welcome and fantastic family-friendly day out!

…to vibrant music festivals.

Hear the sounds of Scotland at toe-tapping music festivals across the country, taking place in a whole host of inspiring venues, from grand estates and picturesque islands, to the heart of the Highlands itself. Our music events are ones you don’t want miss!

Why not explore our trad music scene for more pulsating sounds and an electrifying atmosphere?

Spring also means enjoying fresh local produce!

Tingle your taste buds by trying a whole array of traditional Scottish food and drink. Many cafes, restaurants and bars across Scotland use the best of locally sourced food to create delicious dishes; such as freshly caught fish, home-grown vegetables, dairy products straight from the fields and much more.

Grab your partner and go on a road trip

Road tripping is a great way to see some of the most scenic areas of Scotland. Explore many of the famous routes, such as the North Coast 500, which takes you around great locations, historic attractions and gives you the freedom to see wonderful springtime sights.

 …for lovely, sunny days…

Soak up the sun’s rays with an afternoon at the beach or challenge yourself and climb up Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, for spectacular views across the Highlands. Scotland is glorious when the sun is out, and makes for an even more special experience, not matter what you decide to do – just remember the sun cream though!

…or dramatic, rainy skies…

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There’s plenty to see and do across the country, no matter the weather! Come rain or shine there will always be a new attraction to explore, creative exhibitions to admire, and tasty food to sample in a variety of locations.

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And our sunsets? They’re pretty hard to beat…

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Sunsets are stunning natural occurrences to capture and can be seen from just about anywhere. Whether it’s in a city, town or out in the countryside, head to a vantage point on a clear evening and admire the gorgeous colours that change and dazzle in sky above you.

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Hello Spring! We can’t wait to see what else you’ve got in store for us!

For more ideas of things to see and do in Scotland over the spring season, head to visitscotland.com and join in the conversation on the iKnow Community.

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