Posted on June 22nd, 2015
Scotland is a fantastic holiday destination and is full of picturesque landscapes and fascinating manmade wonders. To give you a taste of bonny Scotland here are but a few of the lovely sights you could enjoy if you take a Scottish break.
Cairngorm National Park
Scale the Cairngorms with the help of Scotland’s only funicular railway and enjoy fabulous panoramic views from the viewing terrace at the Top Station. Whilst you’re at the Top Station you could use the highest post box in Britain to send your friends and family a postcard. The Cairngorm National is full of wonderful sights all year round and is a beautiful place to visit.
In 1746 Hanoverian and Jacobite armies engaged in the last battle to be fought on British soil. Today Culloden Moor features a visitor and exhibition centre where you can step into history and experience the past. The dramatic landscape is much the same as it was when the battle took place and provides a fascinating day out for visitors.
Having dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital city for hundreds of year, Edinburgh Castle also dominates the list of popular Scottish tourist attractions. Providing unrivalled views of the city and a fascinating insight into history, the castle is a must for anyone staying in or near Edinburgh.
Located near Glenbrittle on the Isle of Skye, the gorgeous Fairy Pools offer the chance to do some ‘Wild Swimming’, but only if you’re brave enough to take a dip in the cold water! The enticing pools really are lovely to look at so you don’t need to get in the water to enjoy them, unless you want to.
A magnificent symbol of Scottish engineering and a vital rail link. The Forth Bridge spans the Firth of Forth and is one of Scotland’s most recognisable landmarks. The expression “Painting the Forth Bridge” is often used when describing a never ending task, however this expression was coined from the incorrect belief that once in the history of the Forth Bridge, repainting was required and commenced immediately upon completion of the previous repaint, this didn’t happen. Just ask Wikipedia!
Standing 30 metres high these beautiful horse head sculptures are positioned next to the Forth and Clyde Canal. Since April 2014 the Kelpies are the largest equine sculptures in the world and rated as one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions.
Famed for its mysterious monster, affectional known as Nessie, Loch Ness is the second largest loch in Scotland and also boasts a ruined castle (Urquhart Castle). Perhaps Nessie didn’t get on with the neighbours and decided to break their castle! Loch Ness is situated in the picturesque Scottish Highlands, approximately 15 miles from Inverness.
With all of this and much, much more waiting to be explored and discovered, you’ll have a great time taking in the sights and attractions that Scotland has to offer. Search for a self catering Scotland holiday cottage today.