When you first hear about the country of Scotland, the first things that come into your mind are probably, men wearing kilts, bagpipes, legends like the loch ness monster, and a lot of yelling. And although all of these are somewhat true, they aren’t really things you can experience or do yourself, except for the bagpipes of course. But then, what else can you do in Scotland really? Well, that’s why we’re here.
We’re here to tell you three of the best things to do in Scotland. So tighten up and get ready to visit the land of legends, starting with!
Castle Rock, Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle
Considered to be the most famous fortress in all of Scotland, and is also the most popular national monument in the country, Edinburgh Castle is a destination that everyone should visit once they’re in the area. It’s a huge fortress atop an already extinct volcano which makes it detrimental to the city of Edinburgh’s skyline. It’s a lot like a castle in the sky!
Now, in order to get into the castle itself, you’ll need to go across a drawbridge, which is very medieval, and from then on you’ll see two bronze statues of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace, which are heroes that fought off the English during the late 13th centuries. Truly, this is a castle for the ages!
Inverness: Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
The Loch Ness monster was first ever documented in the waters near the Urquhart Castle. From sketches, paintings, stories, and even factual history, the Loch remains to be one of the biggest tourist attractions in all of Scotland. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see such a legendary beast along the waters, right? And if you’re lucky enough, you might even be able to see it for yourself while you’re in Urquhart Castle.
Now, talking more about the castle, it’s actually already in ruins as over the ages it hasn’t been preserved well enough and thanks to the countless battles that took place here, it has become the ruins you see today. But that doesn’t really take anything away from the experience, and actually adds more to it if you think about it!
The Isle of Skye.
The Isle of Skye is an extremely popular tourist destination for all of those that love to be with nature, play with animals, and enjoy out of this world mountainous scenery that you can only really hear from movies and books. It is an island also known as the “Cloud Island” thanks to the number of heavy mists that blanket the island for most of the time. So it’s definitely the place of legends and fantasy!
But along with all of that, there are little and quaint villages scattered across the island that offer some remnants of primeval oak forests which also have some wild and rare animals living in them. Truly, if you want to experience Scotland in all its glory, then this is the place to be.
The country of Scotland is a beautiful place filled with green fields that go as the eyes can see, as well as breathtaking mountains that pierce the skies above. It is a completely magical place that everybody should be able to visit at least once in their life. And to help all those weary travelers who wish to embark on this journey, this list will surely help.