The culture and heritage of Scotland

Discover the culture and heritage of Scotland by choosing to stay with Mercure Hotels.

The West Highland Way

Discover Scotland’s most loved long-distance walking trail, a 96 mile stretch from Milngavie to Fort William. Walk alongside tranquil lochs, rushing rivers and up towering mountains, enjoy spectacular views and the great outdoors. Along the way, pass through charming rural villages and visit authentic attractions such as whiskey distilleries.

The last stretch of the 6-10 day route heads through the forest to Glen Nevis, treating you to fantastic views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Enjoy the home stretch to Fort William and take a picture with the famous bronze statue of a fellow walker at Gordon Square.

Why not reward yourself by ending your trip in the nearby city of Inverness? Treat yourself to a slice of luxury to rewind and recoup at the recently refurbished Mercure Inverness Hotel. Welcome the change of pace in this exciting city and enjoy a well earned night’s sleep in a dreamy king-sized bed.

Linlithgow Palace

Set in its own park beside Linlithgow Loch, explore the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. The Palace was an impressive retreat for Royals, which boasts a fine great hall, chapel and high towers that look out over lush greenery and the loch. Today the palace is known as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the loch’s popularity with wildfowl and has appeared on Outlander, the TV adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel.

Just a 40-minute drive from Edinburgh, a trip to Linlithgow Palace will be a highlight to any trip to the capital. Stay at Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel for a locally inspired experience.

Stay at Mercure Livingston Hotel, just a 20-minute drive away from the Palace. The hotel is surrounded by other areas of interest such as Five Sisters Zoo, Pentland Hills and Livingston Designer Outlet. After a day exploring and finding out more about the culture and heritage of Scotland, unwind at the hotel’s Feel Good Health Club. Take advantage of full use of the swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and gym.

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