Ticking Scotland off the bucket list but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered, whether for a boozy affair or rest and recovery retreats, we’ve compiled a list of the must-see venues in Scotland this year. Explore Scotland’s natural beauty and while away the hours in between with these top places to eat, drink and stay around Scotland.

For wine lovers

Divino Enoteca, Edinburgh Old Town

Divino Enoteca
Divino Enoteca

Happiest with a glass in hand? Divino Enoteca in Edinburgh’s Old Town is the answer to all your wine prayers. Their innovative Enomatic wine dispenser lets you self-serve tens of award-winning unique wines by the glass. Paired with a modern Italian menu, if you’re looking for a new favourite or some fun with friends, Divino Enoteca is a must visit this year.

Dine on a Wednesday evening to enjoy a glass alongside live jazz from 7pm every week.

divinoedinburgh.com

Cultured cuisine

Eusebi Deli, Glasgow

Eusebi Deli
Eusebi Deli

Born in Italy, made in Glasgow – Eusebi Deli offers seasonal dishes inspired by its Italian heritage focussed on traditional, sustainable food, all the better when shared with loved ones. Bringing together food, life, and passion, Eusebi guarantees a food hug. Whether it is artisan cheeses; the wines they supply from small vineyards; stocking fresh buffalo mozzarella from Naples; or the homemade Italian sausage and pastas, you are always guaranteed to leave Eusebi Deli with a real taste of Italy.

eusebideli.com

Spa and Wellness Retreat

Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder

Gleneagles Spa
Gleneagles Spa

When it comes to self-care, nothing beats checking into a hotel spa for some luxury rest and restoration. Indulge yourself with a lavish spa day at Gleneagles, a soothing haven from everyday stresses, where the welcome is warm and the pursuit of balance is the only option. Surrender to the luxury relaxation of its spa days, with access to the Swim and Gym areas too, you don’t have to be staying at Gleneagles to enjoy all that The Spa has to offer.

Keeping it central? Make use of Gleneagles Townhouse and its luxurious wellness spaces in the heart of Edinburgh. Down in the bank’s former vault, house guests and members have access to dedicated treatments and therapy space. Expect curated experiences for holistic wellness and innovative technologies including a cryotherapy chamber and infrared sauna.

gleneagles.com

Secret Skye escapes

The Three Chimneys
The Three Chimneys

Renowned for its landscapes, medieval castles, idyllic fishing spots and outstanding scenery, the Isle of Skye is a must visit for all those venturing to Scotland. Nestled on the shores of Loch Dunvegan with the dramatic backdrop of the Duirinish peninsula of Skye, lies the iconic Three Chimneys Hotel. With infinite things to experience on the Isle of Skye, the culinary experience and comfort of the rooms at House Over-by at The Three Chimneys provides an ideal base for this retreat. Book a well needed stay and relax in quiet, spacious comfort, perfect for a romantic retreat or refreshing escape. Just stopping by? Dine in The Three Chimneys Restaurant, making the absolute most of the rich natural bounty which Skye, Land and Sea have to offer. Indulge your senses at The Kitchen Table enjoying our tasting menu or dine “a la carte” in the restaurant and choose between divine dishes including Roasted Double Dived Scallops: confit leg, pear tart fine, melted onions or Sweet & Sour Pork Fat Confit Salmon: carrot & miso, fennel, sea buckthorn, mussels, scratchings.

threechimneys.co.uk

Lead image credit: The Three Chimneys by Angus Bremner