30 things everyone should do in Scotland

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A lone hiker takes in the breathtaking view from the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye.

It's famous for kilts, bagpipes, windswept hills, and heather-filled fields - but many tourists come only for the whisky and the golf.

With several large, metropolitan cities that offer the best of culture, history, and food, and small towns that boast unique charm and local activities, you cannot go wrong with a visit to this beautiful country.

Here are 30 things to do in Scotland on your next trip, from the Lowlands, to the Highlands, to the outlying islands. Be sure to pack wellies and an umbrella, just in case - but if you really do get stuck in a rain shower, just give it five minutes.Advertisement