There's Crieff, of course, in the heart of the lush countryside of Strathearn Valley. And Peebles – the quintessential Borders town with its cobbled lanes and glorious River Tweed. Tayside is full of surprises, including the stunning Captain Scott’s Discovery. And Glencoe? Words (almost) fail us – this is Scotland at its widescreen best.
It's not all rolling hills you know. (Although it's fair to say we do know them rather well.)
Visit Scone Palace, ancient coronation site of kings and queens. Or unleash your wild side on Loch Earn (or Loch Tay). Even take in a play at the stunning Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Crieff Hydro and the Murraypark Hotel are ready to welcome you.
Edinburgh to the north. Northumberland just a little to the south. This is the countryside that inspired world-famous writers (and residents) such as Sir Walter Scott and John Buchan. The past is everywhere, including the ruined abbeys at Jedburgh and Melrose. Peebles Hydro and The Park Hotel have quite a history here too.
The mountains, lochs and moorland were practically made for the big screen – and for exploring. This is the countryside of the West Highland Way, running all the way from Milngavie outside Glasgow up to Fort William. It's also home to the baronial elegance of the Ballachuilish Hotel, the waterfront drama of the Isles of Glencoe, and the incredible views from Kingshouse Hotel.
On the one hand, this is the city of Captain Scott's Discovery and the V&A. On the other, it's the home of Desperate Dan – the big chap even has a statue in his honour on High Street. The art scene is incredibly diverse too – the city is home to one of the UK's leading art schools and the highly regarded Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA). The perfect excuse to book a stay at Taypark House.