Edinburgh is without doubt one of the inevitable places to visit in Scotland. Described as most beautiful city, Edinburgh is also considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and rightly so, for the beauty of its architectural treasure that includes more than 16 000 ancient buildings and historical monuments. You will also discover the striking contrast between the Old Town and New Town, declared UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. Edinburgh seems to combine two cities in one, with one hand, the old style of narrow streets, on the other hand, a modern style with numerous and extensive gardens. The royal residences of this city will be surely one of the highlights of your visit. So be sure to take a walk in Holyrood, classified UNESCO World Heritage and Edinburgh Castle, ranked on a par with the prestigious Scone Palace and Dunnottar Castle. Finally, you will not be disappointed to cross the Royal Mile, famous for its restaurants.
Always among the top destinations of places to visit in Scotland, we include the city of Glasgow. The city offers a lively atmosphere, especially in the many pubs in the city, typical of the Scots. Go to meet the population to “Sauchiehall Street” or on “George Square” to soak up the atmosphere popular. Before leaving town, be sure to go through the Glasgow Cathedral famous for its Gothic style. Other destinations in Scotland not to miss are the historic city of Stirling, the village of New Lanark (by UNESCO since 2001) or the city of Aberdeen, a city of castles and mansions with a part of the medieval . Finally, Scotland is the home of golf and has even made its national sport, and it is the joy of many fans thanks to the extraordinary journey of St. Andrews.
The famous and many museums are also unmissable places to visit in Scotland. So it is with the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, which has an impressive collection of paintings of the twentieth century, the Maritime Museum in Aberdeen, or Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life & Art. The Kelvingrove Museum and especially the Burrell Collection Pollok Country Park in Glasgow are rare pieces of Chinese porcelain as well as antique furniture and paintings by great painters. Finally, house museums can be represented as part of authentic life of the Scots. Also in Glasgow, the home’s Lordship Provand example illustrates the fifteenth century, while the nineteenth century Scotland is presented to tourists in the Tenement House or of Pollok House, where we find the living environment of all Scottish aristocrat.
Finally, we must remember that the places to visit in Scotland are not just urban. The country has natural sites that are well worth the trip. The wilderness promise a change of scenery and the discovery of these sites is all the more rewarding because it can be in harmony with nature through a variety of hiking, mountain bike, on foot, horseback or canoe in some regions. In addition, camping is allowed from the time you stay environmentally friendly. You can not come to Scotland without seeing one of some 70 nature reserves of the country, including the reserve Hermaness and Loch Leven. Highland Lochs in North and South of the country Gorges, an aquatic, terrestrial and marine flora and rich and beautiful landscape dotted your journey. You’ll find this natural wealth especially in the area of Aviemore. Board the steam train that now runs from Fort William-Mallaig: it will go through incredible landscapes that will be familiar to long as you have carefully followed the adventures of Harry Potter movies!
The islands are more or less wild as the pride of the natural heritage of Scotland and show scenes of authentic life and picturesque, especially in the islands of the northwest as the islands of Jura, Islay, Colonsay, of Mull, Tiree and St Kilda, home of the Loch Ness monster. This is also true that the islands of Orkney Mainland Island and the beautiful city of Kirkwall and finally the islands of Shetland.