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 Things to See

Things to See

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It’s hard to narrow the list of amazing things to see in Scotland, but here are some of our favorites:

  • Eigg - one of the most beautiful Hebridian Island with superb wildlife.
  • The Cairngorm Mountains – with a bounty of mountains, lochs, rivers, wildlife, friendly villages, and distilleries, this a great place to get away from it all.
  • Melrose Abbey – a magnificent ruin of a Cistercian Abbey and the resting place of Robert the Bruce.
  • Tobermory on the Isle of Mull – Scotland’s most picturesque fishing sport.
  • Glencoe – full of unbelievable color and beauty, this is Scotland’s most famous glen.
  • Fingal’s Cave – a sea cave that is a natural cathedral of basalt column.
  • Edinburgh Festival – the world’s largest theater and arts festival.
  • Islay – eight distilleries and a huge variety of birdlife call this Hebridian Island home.
  • Jarlshof, Shetland – an archeological site with remains from the Bronze, Iron, Pictish, Viking, and Medieval ages.
  • Shetland Folk Festival – featuring traditional music in an annual folk festival.
  • Edinburgh’s old town – a romantic tangle of medieval streets.
  • Stirling Castle – one of Scotland’s grandest castles with a magnificent view of the Highlands.
  • Caledonian Forest – home of Scotland’s great ancient forests.
  • Calanais, Lewis – a site of standing stones that rivals Stonehenge.
  • Bag a Munro – hike one of Scotland’s 282 peaks that rise to 3000 ft or more.
  • Dark Skies Park, Galloway – a great place to spot the northern lights.
  • Ben Nevis – Scotland and the UK’s highest peak at 1344 meters.
  • Walk Hadrian’s Wall – built by the Roman army in 122 AD, it runs 73 miles from east to west.
  • Loch Ness – great natural beauty and monster-sighting opportunities.
  • Skara Brae, Orkney – one of the most remarkable and oft-visited ancient sites in Scotland.
  • Edinburgh Castle – the majestic center of Scotland’s most romantic city.

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