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Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, situated in the island of Great Britain. Only its southern border is connected to England, the rest of its sides face different bodies of water. There are also numerous islands and isles under its territory. It is a country that boasts of both natural and man-made structures, all of which are impressive and beautiful. Click here for more info…

Sights & Activities

Its capital, Edinburgh, is composed of both the old and new. Though it is a highly urbanized city, it still retained its historic charm that attracts visitors from all over. Both the Old and the New Towns of Edinburgh are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites. One of the more prominent landmarks of the city is the Edinburgh Castle, where the Edinburgh Tattoo or royal fortress is located. Interesting highlights of the castle include the Scottish Crown Jewels and the St. Margaret’s Chapel. For a small entrance fee, visitors can also gain entry into the Royal Yacht Britannia and explore its richly decorated interiors. Tours are also offered at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a royal residence that houses some of the items included in the Royal Collection. Visitors can also stop by the Scott Monument, dedicated to well-known poet Sir Walter Scott. A climb up the monument will reward visitors with scenic views of the city and its surrounding areas. Another prominent religious landmark in the city is the St. Gile’s Cathedral, which is recognizable with its crowned spire. A side trip to the Rosslyn Chapel, featured in the film ‘The Da Vinci Code’, is also worth the time and effort of any visitor.

In the northeastern part of the country is the port city of Aberdeen, which boasts of numerous well-known museums. The Aberdeen Art Gallery showcases mixed collections of fine art pieces, while the Gordon Highlanders Museum is military in nature. There is also the Maritime Museum and the Marischal Museum that showcases items related to local and world history.

Scotland’s largest city is Glasgow, both a cultural and industrial center of the country. Included in its prominent architecture is the Glasgow Cathedral which was built during the medieval times in Gothic style and design. Other interesting structures in the city include the unusual Clyde Auditorium and the Holmwood House. Visitors can also tour the Provand’s Lordship, the city’s oldest surviving house that dates back to the 15th century. Its interiors provide visitors with glimpses on what life during the 18th century is really like. A stop at the St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art will reveal information about the life of the saint and on the Catholic faith in general.

Perth is the former capital of Scotland and features some buildings and structures that are associated during the olden times. The Scone Palace holds a significant historical value to the country, as it is the venue for numerous coronations of Scottish kings. Visitors who take guided tours of the palace will see luxurious interiors, antique furniture, and furnishings.

The city of Stirling also features several interesting attractions, such as the Stirling Castle that is considered one of the best well-preserved castles in the country. A visit to the Wallace Monument will let visitors know about this popular Scottish hero and let them enjoy spectacular views at the top.

Near Stirling is the Safari Park, the only genuine African safari park of its kind in the country. This attraction is quite popular among families with small children in tow.

Weather

Scotland experiences cooler temperatures compared to other parts of the United Kingdom. Winter is quite cold, though not uncomfortably so. January and February are the coldest months while the hottest days are experienced during July and August. The country experiences less sunshine compared to England and has high precipitation volume. The summer season is decidedly longer compared to winter. At the height of the season, some days may experience no complete darkness at all, especially in the northern part of the country.

Featured Scotland Attractions

Three Day Scottish Wilderness Tour – Inverness and the Highlands

Spend two nights in first class accommodation, superbly chosen for convenient locations close to the main sights and shopping areas of Inverness. Enjoy a hearty Scottish breakfast to start things off on day two and three. Your dinner arrangements have …

Overnight Tour to Inverness and Loch Ness

Spend a night in first class accommodation, superbly chosen for convenient locations close to the main sights and shopping areas of Inverness. Enjoy a hearty Scottish breakfast to start things off on day two. Your dinner arrangements have been kept …

Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond National Park

Start the tour with a drive to the pretty village of South Queensferry, overlooking the Firth of Forth. Next you will continue northwards where the drive will take you past the attractive town of Linlithgow with its palace ruins overlooking …

Glasgow City Hop On Hop Off Tour

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Glasgow.

You can hop on and off as many times as you like …

Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands from Glasgow

The Loch Ness Monster – fact or fiction? Find out on this splendid tour through the glorious Scottish Highlands!

The journey northwards takes you through Rob Roy MacGregor country to desolate Rannoch Moor. You will travel through haunting Glen Coe, …

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