Scotland is famous for scotch whisky, beautiful topography and mediocre weather. Scotland’s vast diversity of activities separates the country from other destinations; when presented with so many activities, deciding where to visit can be challenging; to make your life easier, we have compiled a list of our favourite Scottish destinations!
No trip to Scotland would be complete without visiting the capital, Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle sits High up on the summit of a dormant volcano in the center of Edinburgh; as the oldest building in the city, the castle beautifully personifies the very essence of Scotland. Highlights include viewing the Scottish Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and St. Margaret’s Chapel.
Loch Ness, famously home to the Loch Ness monster, has far more to offer than an old witches tale; the staggering beauty, quaint waterside villages and fort ruins make this destination a true must-see. Highlights include the Village of Dores, Urquhart Castle, Fort Augustus & The Village of Drumnadrochit. When visiting Loch Ness, we suggest using Inverness as a base when visiting the Loch.
Isle of Skye
No trip to Scotland would be complete without visiting the capital, Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle sits High up on the The isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations mainly due to its beautiful geography and abundance of wildlife. The picture-perfect view is characterized by the dramatic Cuillin Hills mountain range, lush green valleys and magnificent cave structures. Highlights include:
- The Old Man of Storr
- The Quiraing
- Dunvegan Castle
- The Cuillin mountain range.
Eilean Donan is a small tidal island located where the three famous lochs meet and is home to the popular 13th-century castle. Today, the renowned building is one of the most photographed sights in Scotland and is almost certainly worth a visit!
Loch Lomand is the largest Scottish Loch by surface area and is located less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow, making it a fabulous excursion from the Glasgow city life. The Loch has many activities, including fishing, visiting aquariums, watersports, hiking, and so much more!
Ben Nevis is the British Isles’ highest peak and presents a challenge to all abilities, be it a novice rambler or experienced climber. Once summited, otherworldly views of the untouched Scottish countryside will surely take your breath away.
Jacobite Steam Train
If you are a Harry Potter fan (or even if your arent!), the Jacobite steam train should be on your bucket list. The picture-perfect journey presents jaw-dropping views that will almost certainly teleport you to the magical world of Hogwarts!