Scotland: 8 must see places

 

It should come as no surprise that Scotland is home some of the world’s most beautiful and breathtaking landscapes, and postcard perfect lush green scenery.  Now has never been a better time to visit this beautiful tranquil country and experience the wonders and legends that are present throughout. Whether you visit the countryside, the highlands, or the cities, Scotland is a land of beauty.

 

Loch ness

Yes, remember the legend of the Lochness monster?! Its home lies in the highlands in Scotland, and although it requires a bit of driving to reach the location, the tale can be re lived and you can see for yourself the mysteries that lay within the lake itself!

 

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Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital and home to some of the most famous locations known globally that can include, the home of the Harry Potter books, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur’s seat, the Royal Mile and of course Edinburgh Castle (just to name a few). Edinburgh’s history is so rich and vibrant it is a must visit!

 
 

Cairngorm Mountains

These mountains are the biggest in all of the UK making it a popular ski spot for snowboarding, skiing and sledging all year round. They have a funicular railway that runs to the top of the mountain, which makes for less difficulty reaching the slopes, plus not to mention admiring the picturesque views!

 

photo cred: www.xtremespots.com

photo cred: www.xtremespots.com

 
 

Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is located off the west coast of Scotland and is renowned not just for its mind-blowing beauty but also its lush landscapes, mountains, exotic wildlife and array of outdoor activities. It’s pretty much a hikers/climbers best friend and paradise!

 

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photo cred: www.webhause.science

 
 

Orkney Islands

The Orkney Islands make an archipelago of around 70 islands and all which offer world-class heritage, culture and wonderful wildlife, all the while being surrounded by crystal clear blue waters of the north coast of Scotland. Each of the islands bring its own distinctive charm and can be visited by ferry.

 

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photo cred: www.rockinvans.co.uk

 
 

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis brings thousands of tourists to Scotland each year to this spot, many with the intention to hike their way to the top. With spectacular views stretching for miles, the climb would undoubtedly be worth all the sweat and tears. It is the highest point in Scotland after all.

 

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photo cred: www.ign.com

 
 

Glen Coe

Pretty amazing that Gen Coe is predominately the remains of a super volcano which erupted centuries ago, leaving nothing but stunning landscapes behind!

 

photo cred: www.placesfortour.com

photo cred: www.placesfortour.com

 
 

Eigg

A small island off the west coast of Scotland, Eigg is steeped with rich and fascinating history dating back hundreds of years. The island provides incredible views at every inch and you can even book accommodation here and stay! A fun fact: Eigg has the first completely wind, water and sun-powered electricity grid in the world!

 

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photo cred: d-vsl.com

 
 

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