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10 Best Places to Visit in Scotland

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Scotland is a land of legends and romance. A small country with over 5 million population, it attracts thousands of people across the globe every year. There is an endless list of places to visit in Scotland and truth be told, it has something for everyone, from elegant beaches to historical attractions, amazing lakes, mesmerizing beauty and whatnot.

Here’s your ready-to-refer list of the best places to visit in Scotland: -

 1. Edinburgh Castle

The country's capital Edinburg is a house of world-class cultural events. Edinburgh city is famous for hosting many festivals, including the world’s largest international arts festival the Fringe, and the Military Tattoo. The Edinburgh Castle magnificently showcases the architecture, ideology, and militant importance of Scotland. This castle is amongst the top tourist attractions in Scotland that you should visit! There is an entry fee which will cost around 17 EUR. The castle stays open every day from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

2. Glasgow

Situated on the west coast near River Clyde, Glasgow is a major European cultural centre owing to its gallant museums, exclusive art galleries, and a host of festivals that draw in a flurry of tourists. The Riverside Museum in Glasgow is one of the famous places in Scotland which highlights the history of transportation within the city through its wide collections of vintage steam engines, cars, seafaring vessels, trams, buses, and carriages. There is even an authentic reproduction of shops and homes from the 1930s.

3. Loch Ness

A large freshwater lake in the Scottish highlands, Loch Ness is among the most beautiful places in Scotland in the UK. What makes it so likeable is its vibrant scenery, classic lighthouses, and the castles within the vicinity. The lake is dark blue owing to the peat particles. Many people are attracted to this lake for the legend of the Loch Ness Monster which was first seen here in the 1930s.

4. Stirling Castle

One of the most spectacular castles, and also one of the best places in Scotland, Stirling is an absolute must-visit if you’re a history lover. Every nook of this castle lets you experience the art and culture of the 16th century and offers scenic views of the city from atop the hill. It represents a unique combination of nature, culture, and wildlife and is like a scenic paradise on Earth.

5. St. Andrews

St Andrews, one of the best Scotland tourist places, is a paradise for golfers. It is also popular as one of the esteemed golf clubs in the world. You can also experience the zeal of sportiness while you take a walking tour of the old course. If you're a history buff, you can visit St Andrews Museum that houses temporary and permanent exhibitions.

6. Inverness

This stunningly attractive city in the Scottish highlands is located at the northern end of loch ness, Inverness is a good place if you like to walk. Walk along with the river ness to the ness islands, the Caledonian Canal or the churches along the river. You can stroll too, through the old town with its old stone buildings and a victorian market where you can buy crafts.

7. Loch Lomond

Popularly famous because of the ‘The Queen of Scottish Lakes’ by the author Walter Scott, this lake is one of the best places to visit in Scotland. You will be able to spot here a number of amazing bird species, such as golden eagles, owls, etc. For outdoor activists, there are cycling paths, mountains, treetop adventures, and great walks. You can also enjoy here breath-taking watersports activities, such as jet-skiing, kayaking, and water skiing. There are boat tours according to every person's budget and needs, from full boating holidays to speedboat tours.

8. Museum Of Scottish Lighthouses

When it comes to the top Scotland points of interest for tourists, the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is sure to find a mention. Whether it is the audio-visual tour of the museum or the mesmerizing views of the town from the top of the lighthouse, be prepared to be spellbound. What makes the whole experience pretty exclusive is that you have to book your visiting slot in advance. Trust us, it’s worth the wait.

9. Isle of Arran

Situated in the southwestern region, the Isle of Arran is the 7th largest island that offers wonderful views of both the Scottish highland and lowlands at one place. Also, it’s among the most easily accessible and exquisite places in Scotland. Gaze at its dynamic coastline, magnificent mountain peaks, verdant forests, and the engaging cultural festivals that take place here. It is also a residence for stone circles, golf courses, a working distillery, and the best walking trails. You can enjoy a variety of activities here, such as sailing, climbing, hill walking, abseiling, mountain biking and gorge walking. It is also home to a large variety of wildlife, that includes otters, red deer, red squirrels, seals, and golden eagles, this island is a photographer's paradise.

10. Luskentyre Beach

One of the best places to visit in Scotland is Luskentyre Beach that is famous for its clear blue water and natural white sand. It has been highly rated among the best beaches in the world where you can enjoy the sand, surf, and the sun. The fertile grassy plains that fringe this beach are dotted with a carpet of wildflowers, making it look like a slice of heaven on Earth. Many eateries close to this beach draw upon the finest local produce to create flavoursome dishes that reflect the island's traditions. Some of the best activities that you can enjoy here are swimming, cycling, hillwalking, and much more.

Best Time to Visit Scotland

The best time to visit Scotland is from August to December because during this time of the year you can witness some of the most famous festivals like Dumfries & Galloway Wild Spring Festival and Largs Viking Festival. Temperatures here stay mild from about 46 degrees to 67 degrees F, which makes it the best time to enjoy outdoor activities. Book a Scotland tour package for yourself and get a move on, laddie!

November 29, 2021


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