Edinburgh is an architectural delight at every turn with fantastic medieval tenements, winding lanes and Georgian splendor. Besides its well preserved architecture and listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Scotland's capital also boasts the famous Edinburgh Festival. Every summer people from all over the world come to the city for its hundreds of fringe theater and comedy shows. The city is also surrounded by the natural beauty of the Lothian's, which are well worth exploring in your rental car. A climb to the top of the prehistoric volcano Arthurs Seat for some of the best views of the city is also recommended.
Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and bursts with life and character. It has an amazing arts and music scene, hosting festivals including the one of a kind Celtic Connections annual winter music festival. Its architecture is stunning and diverse, with older buildings setting a stark contrast to bold, modern and contemporary buildings. The city's residents are known for their friendliness that gives charm to Glasgow's edgy urban and cosmopolitan sensibilities. Keep an eye out for buildings designed by the legendary Charles Rennie Mackintosh, they are scattered all over the city!
Another city of architectural splendor is Perth, connected to Edinburgh by the M90 to the south. Perth has exquisite restaurants, independent boutiques, excellent castles and traditional tearooms. We highly recommend taking a trip to the outskirts of Perth in your car rental to visit Scone Palace. The palace is a luxurious country house steeped in history, being the coronation place of many Scottish monarchs, and it is only two miles north of Perth's town center.