Scotland attracts millions of visitors every year and those people who do head there go in search of its unique culture and sites of interest. Here are three places you should definitely check out if you’re planning a trip to Scotland.
There’s never a dull moment in Scotland’s capital at the best of times, but it gets especially lively for the Fringe Festival in August and for the Hogmanay celebrations in late December. If you plan on taking in either – or possibly even both – of these events then it’s worth noting that most hotels in Edinburgh book up pretty quick so be proactive and book up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once in Edinburgh, check out Edinburgh Castle, Nelson Monument, Arthur’s Seat and the various museums, most of which are free to explore.
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As the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow has plenty of attractions and museums that’ll appeal to a wide range of people. There’s some wonderful architecture on show at Glasgow Cathedral and Kelvingrove Art Gallery regularly hosts interesting displays and exhibitions. Unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre at the Botanic Gardens or learn about the magnificent Tall Ship, which is moored up in the city’s Pointhouse Quay. A short drive out of Glasgow is Glengoyne Distillery, where you can find out about how prestigious single malt Scotch whisky is made and even sample a few glasses of the end product.
Isle of Skye
The picturesque Isle of Skye is a world away from the bustling cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and is an ideal place to head to if you’ve got a passion for the great outdoors. It’s a perfect spot for walking, climbing and mountain biking if you fancy getting out on two wheels and roaming around the stunning scenery. There are castles like Armadale Castle and towns and villages to discover, or you can just escape into the wilderness away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.