Of all the popular holiday spots around the UK, few contend with the sheer beauty of Scotland. With striking scenery, glass-like lakes, secluded lochs and impressive coastlines, it’s no wonder that Scotland’s unique allure is considered to be a slice of nature’s paradise.
As with any beautiful destination, it comes as no surprise that more and more of us are flocking from far and wide to experience it for ourselves.
According to a recent report, 44% of UK adults plan to take a trip to Scotland between July-December this year. Alongside this, a further 60% of Scots intent to holiday in their home country this summer too. And quite frankly, we don’t blame them!
In this article, we take the opportunity to explore the many wonderful places and experiences that Scotland has to offer, that makes it such a memorable holiday destination.
Whether you are capturing the breath-taking Aurora Borealis in the Scottish Highlands or cooling off after a long walk in the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, there’s an abundance of beautiful views to take in whilst visiting Scotland. The Crown Peninsula boasts dozens of glistening lochs and is one of the most popular spots for tourism in across all of the Highlands. There’s no better way to explore the beautiful Scottish wilderness than taking a hike across the mountains or sitting serenely by the water with a hot drink as you take in the stunning scenery around you. Why not book a guided tour that can arrange a tailored itinerary for you to visit a handful of these spectacular sights during your trip?
See Local Wildlife
Moray Firth is one of the best locations in the world to see an array of marine wildlife. Bottle-nosed dolphins, minke whales, pilot whales and killer whales have all be regularly sighted on these shores. Why not take a boat trip on your holiday to spot these beautiful creatures in the wild for yourself? The Isle of Skye is another great spot for animal-lovers, where you can discover the extremely rare red deer. The island is said to be home to the largest population of these beautiful animals in the UK. Why not take a hike through the Highland hills in search of them?
If you’d prefer to learn about the historical events of this beautiful country, there’s no better place than its capital. Take a tour of Edinburgh Castle and learn about the ancient secrets of the past that it holds. The Old Town is scattered with incredible restaurants and bars where you can enjoy some of the finest Scottish cuisine. Or why not visit the underground vaults and hear of the gruesome tales of the past that lay imprinted within their stone walls? If you’d like to combine searching for local wildlife in Moray with some historic culture, there are countless majestic castles still standing tall in this East county of Scotland, including Duffus Castle, Brodie Castle and Ballindalloch Castle – dating all the way back to the 1500s!