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Scottish Attractions

10 Great Places to visit in Scotland.

1. Glencoe

Historic and atmospheric, the site of Scotland’s most infamous massacre is now a Hollywood scene stealer.  Dramatic mountains, rushing waterfalls and whitewashed cottages create the idyllic Highland backdrop.

glencoe

2. Loch Ness

Stretching for 23 miles and surrounded by picturesque villages, mountains and the ruins of Urquhart Castle, no wonder the elusive Nessie decided to take up residence here!

loch ness

3. Forth bridge

Spanning the Firth of Forth, this rail bridge links Edinburgh and the Lothians with Fife.  Due to its distinctive red colour and huge proportions, this engineering marvel is one of Scotland’s most recognisable landmarks.

forth bridge

4. The Kelpies

These two mystical horse heads tower over the Forth and Clyde canal near Falkirk and are the largest equine sculptures in the world.  With shimmering steel features they are quickly becoming one of Scotland’s most photographed attractions.

the kelpies

5. Edinburgh castle

Perched high on an ancient craggy stronghold overlooking the capital city, Edinburgh Castle is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the country and home to some impressive exhibits including the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.

edinburgh castle

6. Cairngorms National Park

The largest national park in the UK is famed for its unspoilt beauty and native Scottish wildlife.  This area of natural wilderness is also home to five of the six highest mountains in Scotland.

cairngorms

7. Finnich Glen 

A strange yet stunning natural gorge said to be used for Druid rituals and secret meetings by Covenanters. The bright green moss covering the walls provides an otherworldly backdrop and the water flowing through the red sandstone can resemble a river of blood.

finish glen

8. Holy Isle 

Located in the Firth of Clyde you will find a little bit of Tibet in Scotland complete with prayer flags and stupas.  With an ancient spiritual heritage dating back to the 6th century it is currently home to a Buddhist community and retreat.

holy island

9. Trossachs

This area of outstanding natural beauty was once roamed by the legendary outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor.  Since the 19th century visitors have been drawn here by tales and poems inspired by local legends and the romantic landscape.

trossachs

10. Staffa 

Giant hexagonal pillars of basalt rock and dark sea caves welcome you on the approach to this little uninhabited isle off the west coast.  Here you will find Fingal’s Cave, a geological marvel with its unique cathedral like structure, it is one of the main attractions on this dramatic volcanic island.

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