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Scottish Autumn Experiences

You might think of New England when you think of the fall colours but Scotland puts on an almighty show! Here are some Scottish Autumn Experiences not to be missed!

Japanese Acer in Autumn
Fall Colours at Cowden Japanese Garden ©MDHarding

Scottish Autumn Experiences

One of the best ways to experience Scotland in autumn and all that it has to offer, is exploring the great outdoors. Scotland has an abundance of great places to walk, from local parks to historical palaces and gardens.

A tree in full yellow and orange autumn colours overhanging the River Tummel.
Autumn Over The River Tummel, Scotland ©MDHarding

Cowden Japanese Garden

Cowden Japanese Garden puts on an incredible display with its many Japanese Acers. You can find out more at - Celebrate Autumn at Cowden Japanese Garden.

An Oak Tree's leaves changing from green through orange and red.
The Oak Changing Colours ©MDHarding

Celebrate Autumn in Aberfeldy, Kenmore & Loch Tay

There are many areas around Scotland with incredible views such as Queen's View, Scott's View and those across the breathtaking loch's & glens. One of my favourite places to visit is that of Aberfeldy, Kenmore & Loch Tay with not only spectacular autumn colours, scenery and wildlife. You can enjoy it all with a fun family experience with Loch Tay Safaris. Discover more at - Celebrate Autumn in Aberfeldy, Kenmore & Loch Tay.

Colourful autumn foliage on each side of a small country road.
Autumn Is Never Dull ©MDHarding

Callendar Park & House

Callendar Park is located in the town of Falkirk, 30 minutes drive from Edinburgh. It's over 170 acres of wood and parklands, with an incredible 14th-century style French chateau in the centre. As well as an incredible place for walks, the house is well worth a visit! The refurbished Georgian kitchen is a must-see, if not open for visitors stop by the tea room, where you can enjoy some of the many delights that are made on-site.

Autumn leaves on the ground with Callendar House in background.
Callendar Park & House in Autumn ©MDHarding

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was founded in 1670 but is not in the same location as it was then. Today located a 20-minute walk from Princes Street, down in the village of Inverleith. The garden not only has an incredible history but is a living archive of the world's plants and trees. It is amazing to visit no matter what the time of year but autumn is one of my favourites, with its seasonal colourful displays. Don't miss the Chinese Hillside, with its impressive crossing bridges and new Chinese Pavilion. The cafe also serves decadent hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows and a selection of herbal fruit teas.

Tree standing tall covered in glorious yellow and orange foliage.
Autumn At Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©MDHarding

I hope you have enjoyed reading, are inspired to wrap up, get out into the great Scottish outdoors and celebrate everything autumn.

Another blog you may be interested in is - Top Activities and Places Not To Miss During Autumn in Scotland.

Until next time, happy wandering.

P.s As always, I love to receive and read your comments, answer any questions and help you plan a special trip. You can reach me in the usual ways via email at, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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