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Top Five Things to See and Do in Scotland

Top Five Things to See and Do in Scotland

Scotland Travel Guide.

Think of Scotland, and you would just get conjured up over images of skirling bagpipes, tartan kilted highlanders, the Loch Ness Monster, golf, lonely castles, shaggy highland cattle, and magnificent scenery. These are a huge part of this mystique land and a very real preview of what all of the tourists see there. 

You may explore Scotland over a boat, on foot along the trails, on touring by car, or on a scenic train ride, and each one of these will lead to an unforgettable experience. History is just everywhere as your adventure of sightseeing takes you to huge castles and fabled battlefields where clans used to fight, see you trace the footsteps of the kings and queens, or follow trails blazed by Robbie Burns and Sir Walter Scott

In this Scotland travel guide, the following are the top five things suggested for you to see and explore:

  1. Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile:

The stone tower and the walls of Edinburgh Castle have a huge dominated era in the Edinburgh skyline since the 13th century. Perched on the top black basalt rock, it gives a glorious view of the city and a trip through Scotland’s history. 

You would find visiting this castle among the travel trips to Scotland on the top few. You enter the castle through a drawbridge across some old moat from the broad Esplanade where the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held every August. Bronze statues of the legendary heroes are there that seem to watch over the castle gates. 

  1. Loch Lomond:

The idyllic Loch Lomond, which is only a short drive northwest of Glasgow, is the largest lake in Britain. According to Scots author Walter Scott, it is the Queen of Scottish Lakes. Having an abundance of trout, whitefish, and salmon as a lure for anglers, water sports, and a lot of open space for the hikers, it is a beautiful corner of Scotland.

And it is also a favorite spot for the city. It is one of the top things to see and do in Scotland. 

  1. Cruising Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal:

Think of Loch Ness, and you would think of the mythical monster that has made this huge 23-mile loch home for many centuries. The biggest water body in the Great Glen of Scotland, Loch Ness, is also a part of the waterway connecting Scotland’s west and east coast. 

It and the other lochs are linked together by the Caledonian Canal. You may cruise on the short excursions or over a six-hour voyage from a single end to the others through canal locks that adjust on different water levels. If you visit Scotland, don’t forget to visit this place.

  1. The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh:

For over 40 years, the Royal Yacht Britannia was the floating royal residence that traveled over 1,000,000 miles worldwide. Glimpse the life of the entire royal family, the crew, and their guests as you explore the five main decks with the audio tour, visiting the Bridge, Crews Quarters, State Apartments, Royal Bedrooms, and Engine room. 

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You can also see the Rolls Royce Phantom V that also sued to travel onboard and stop for snacks on the Royal Deck Tea Room. It is a must-see thing in most Scotland Travel Guides. 

  1. Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides:

The biggest of Scotlands inner isles, Skye is also popular with ramblers, birders, and nature lovers. Its wild and romantic mountain scenery is marked by the green valleys, lonely glens, caves, sandy beaches, and the rushing waterfalls are quite a remarkable variety for the island only 50 miles long and not over 15 miles wide. 

Having a trip to Scotland and not going to this place would be a loss. It is of the top few things in any Scotland travel guide.

These were a few things to see and do in Scotland that you surely shouldn’t miss out on. Having tours of Scotland  should be well informed about everything as uncertainty is always around us, and we must be cautious not to do anything wrong in any situation.

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