3 Beautiful Rural Scottish Villages

Crovie, Scotland. Photo by Lorenzo Morandi on Unsplash

When traveling to Scotland, most people choose to visit its bigger cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow, but the country has many other amazing places you can see. Some of the most beautiful places are the small villages that you have to know about in order to find and visit them. Here are our favorites.


Crovie is a tiny village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that dates back to a time when sea transport was the only way to get people and goods from one place to another. It consists of a single row of houses that look like a postcard. 


Located in Argyll and Bute, Luss is actually popular among tourists, but that shouldn’t keep you away from it. All those people visit it to see the cottages from the 18th and 19th centuries that look like they come from a historic TV show. 


Hirta is located in the remote archipelago of St. Kilda that consists of four islands—Soay, Boreray, Dun, and Hirta—and is protected by UNESCO. Nobody lives on Hirta today but you can visit the island and see the remains of former inhabitants that date back around 2,000 years.

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