The ultimate autumn/winter to-do list in Scotland


The ultimate autumn/winter to-do list in Scotland

There is so much to see and do in Scotland over autumn and winter. We’ve created a list of some of our top picks for the coming months.


Fort William

Nevis Range in Fort William has a range of activities on offer throughout the year, with even more as snow starts to fall on the mountains in winter. Experience the incredible Highland scenery with a trip on a mountain gondola, take a walk up one of the two mountain viewpoints on Aonach Mor or enjoy one of the many forest walks to take in the mountain’s scenery.

Warm up with a coffee at The Pinemarten Café, conveniently situated at the base of Aonach Mor.



The transition between autumn and winter is the perfect time to visit Aviemore, as the leaves fall from the trees and snow starts to creep in.

Take a visit to the Green Loch, where you can enjoy the scenery and a walk up the Ryvoan pass. Loch Morlich is another great location for visitors to enjoy, with a fresh water loch surrounded by sandy beaches. There are a range of watersports available on the loch, and a café to warm up with a hot drink or some lunch.

The Mountain Café has great views across the snowcapped Cairngorm Mountains and a wide range of delicious food sourced from the local area.



Get outdoors and take a trip to Duthie Park, where you can experience sunnier climates in the Winter Gardens – one of Europe’s largest indoor gardens boasting exotic plants from around the world.

Afterwards, enjoy a walk around the park (with a play park for children) and then have a warming bowl of soup at The Park Café.