5 perfect indoor winter activities and attractions

When you're done playing in the snow, walking across the white hills or gliding through the cool air on a sled, Scotland's got tonnes of fantastic indoor attractions where you can have fun and stay warm! So the next time you feel the urge to cocoon up in your favourite blanket, instead of hibernating the winter away, don’t! Come and discover the warmth of winter in Scotland instead.

NB Distillery near North Berwick

Macallan Distillery Bar

Turn up the heat with Scottish whisky or gin

What better way to celebrate a cold winter's day out than by warming up with some traditional Scottish tipples?

Verdant Works, Dundee

Be inspired at art galleries and museums

The colour of green pines by icy ponds and red hats and mittens worn by skaters beautifully stand out against the white and silver hues of winter, adding a dash of colour to a winter landscape. A visit to a creative space can do just the same trick!

Le Scotrail Highland Explorer traverse l’extrémité du Loch Awe

© Scotrail

Take in the winter landscapes on a train ride

Picture this: pure white snow blankets the landscape; icicles hang from trees like sparkling ornaments; you swooshing alongside marvellous mountains and shorelines on a train… If you like the sound of this, jump on board a train in Scotland this winter and experience Scotland's awe-inspiring winter landscapes from the comfort of a train ride.

Clachaig Inn, Glencoe

Enjoy hearty Scottish food

There's nothing more inviting at the end of a day sightseeing or walking in the mountains than a cosy pub. Settle in around the fire with a pint of real ale from tap and great local food, and enjoy a great welcome from the locals.

Edinburgh's Christmas Market

See the splendour of a Victorian Christmas

Scottish castles, palaces and stately homes are beautiful any time of the year, but it's quite another sight to see them magically transformed with their Christmas décor on. The combination of their gorgeous historical interiors with their classical Christmas decorations is truly stunning!

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