Choosing just 10 places that Scotland is famous for, is a virtually impossible mission. However, our years of experience in the industry have given us the insight of a large number of travelers from all over the world, and with that insight, we have compiled the following list:
- Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh: It is undeniable that the Scottish capital is one of the most visited places in the UK. Not only because its airport is where most visitors to Scotland arrive, but also because of the enormous variety and cultural offerings it provides. With its castle, the most visited in Scotland, its museums, its streets, its gardens, we could say that Edinburgh has it all.
- Port Clyde, Glasgow
Glasgow: We have to say that your “rival” city, Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, is another of our visitors’ great favorites. With its religious origins that we can see when visiting its imposing cathedral and with the industrial influence that can still be perceived when walking through its busy streets, Glasgow has become one of the biggest cultural centers in the whole country.
- Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland
Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle: it is undeniable that Loch Ness is one of the most famous lakes in the world. It is partly thanks to the legend of the monster that inhabits it, but we must not forget that the area where it is located leaves no one indifferent. As for one of the lake’s most popular attractions, Urquhart Castle, it definitely has a more than privileged location, on the shores of this impressive lake, and this makes it another favorite of our visitors.
- Stirling Castle, Scotland
Stirling Castle: we cannot forget another of the most visited defensive fortresses in Scotland which is Stirling Castle famous not only for its impressive structure but also for its role during the Scottish Wars of Independence and for being the coronation place of Mary Stuart.
- Golf Course Scotland, Old Course, St Andrews
Saint Andrews: the birthplace of golf, a shooting ground for Chariots of Fire, a pilgrimage site. There is no shortage of reasons for this beautiful town on the east coast to be one of our travelers’ favorite destinations.
- Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Isle of Skye: definitely one of the places to see at least once in a lifetime. With its narrow roads, its mountains called Curillin’s, its beautiful capital Portree, and what about the cliffs of Kilt Rock or Neist Point. It’s definitely the Scottish island that receives the most visitors per year and it’s not hard to imagine why.
- Inverness Castle, Scotland
Inverness: the capital of the Highlands and one of the most beautiful Victorian cities in Scotland. With the castle dominating the city, it is a pleasure to take a walk along the banks of the River Ness and cross its Victorian bridges, as well as enjoy its picturesque streets and its people, considered some of the happiest in all of Scotland.
- Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland
Rosslyn Chapel: for lovers of literature and mysteries. Definitely one of the most mysterious and intriguing places we have and not far from the capital. The site of the famous film The Da Vinci Code, and a place where many are still searching for the Holy Grail.
- Lake Katrine, Trossachs, Scotland
Lake Lomond and Trossachs National Park: one of the two national parks in Scotland and probably the most visited because it is the territory of one of Scotland’s heroes, Rob Roy MacGregor. With an enormous amount of lakes, each one more beautiful, it is known as “the miniature Highlands”, since in it we can see all type of present landscapes in this precious geographic area.
- Callanish Monolithic Circle
Callanish Monolithic Circle: the more adventurous are often encouraged to visit another of the Hebrides, in this case, the Outlands, and it is on the Isle of Lewis and Harris that we find one of the most impressive monolithic circles in Scotland, whose history remains a mystery to all. The Isle of Lewis and Harris also offers some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in the country, as well as landscapes throughout the island that are impossible to forget.