• Scotland is a country that is located in the United Kingdom.
  • The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh which is the quarter of the Scottish government.
  • If you are seeking adventure a holiday destination that is full of excitement and wonder, you can visit Scotland.
  • Scotland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
  • Scotland is made up of many world wonders such as islands, cities, valleys, mountains, lochs and castles.
  • Scotland is usually very attractive in all seasons namely early summer, spring, autumn and fall
  • The Scottish fancy their whiskey and love to play golf
  • Scotland is the host of one of the most important festivals called the fringe festival which happens every year
  • There are numerous things that are more awe-inspiring and tranquil
  • The culture of Scotland is well defined.

Holiday Destinations in Scotland

  • Edinburgh Castle.
  • Calton Hill.
  • Arthurs seat.
  • Edinburgh Queen’s Ferry Bridge.
  • Royal Mile.
  • Kelpies.
  • Scottish Highlands.
  • Isle of Skye.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle is one of the greatest holiday destinations in Scotland
  • It is one of the most historic sites in the Western Europe region
  • It is strategically located at the heart of Edinburgh City
  • During the American war of independence, the castle was used as a prison.
  • The castle is considered to be one of the most besieged places in the world.
  • The castle is strategically located and sits upon a volcano that recently vanished referred to as Castle Rock. 
  • To enter the castle, one makes use of the eastern side.
  • A lot of events have had a huge impact on the architecture of the castle over the course of time.
  • The castle allows tourists to view the former queen’s apartments and the Scottish Crown Jewels.
  • Tourists are also able to view the oldest building in the city known as 12th century St Margaret’s Chapel.

Calton Hill

Calton Hill
  • This is the second-best place to visit in Scotland 
  • It is one of the most beautiful places in Edinburgh.
  • Here, one gets to experience the clearest view and outlook of the city
  • Calton hill is the headquarters of the Scottish government
  • Northern lights are experienced at least once every year on this hill
  • The hill is found in an open park that does not have gates hence accessible any time of the day or night
  • During the evening, people can watch the sunset since it provides a clear view
  • It is one of the world heritage sites (UNESCO).
  • Built-in 1831, the monument pays homage to one of the foremost philosophers during the Scottish Enlightenment.
  • Calton hill offers views of another iconic Scottish Landmark.
  • The site of forts, monasteries, jails, and more in the medieval era, Calton hill evolved into a celebration of Scotland.

Arthur’s Seat

Arthur’s Seat
  • Arthur’s seat was once the site of Camelot Castle
  • This is the seat of power of the Legendary King Arthur 
  • The rock avails the best panoramic views of the Scottish capital
  • In the vicinity, there are numerous Celtic prehistoric archaeological remains 
  • There are writings that assimilate the Arturo king with a Celtic warrior
  • Arthur’s seat mainly demonstrates the 
  • The lake surrounded by the rock maintains its position as one of the most beautiful sceneries
  • Just like castle rock, this is the remnants of a 350-million-year-old extinct volcano
  • There is the presence of layers of volcanic rock
  • It was a point of Defense for the city
  • It’s open all year, and it’s free to visit.

Edinburgh Queensferry Bridge

Edinburgh Forth and Queensferry Red Bridges.
  • The Forth Bridges connect Fife & Edinburgh 
  • The three main bridges are Queensferry Crossing, Forth Road Bridge, Forth Bridge.
  • There is also a fourth bridge which is a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • One can have a stunning view of the Forth bridge by travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh westerly using Scotrail.
  • These bridges are renowned as the world’s most famous cantilever
  • They are an Iconic symbol of Scotland that in 2016 they were voted as Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder.
  • A milestone in civil engineering, the bridge was the first major structure in Britain to be formed of steel.
  • The Forth bridge opened to traffic in 1964.

Royal Mile

The Royal Mile.
  • The Royal Mile is known to be 325 million years old.
  • The Royal Mile is the Heart of Edinburgh’s Old town
  • This is the place where individuals get a feel of Old Smelly.
  • The Royal Mile is a centre of attention during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which happens in the month of August
  • There exist numerous alleys and closes to investigate.
  • The world’s largest arts and media festival takes place in the Royal Mile

Places to Stay While in Edinburgh City

  • I recommend Hotel stay in Edinburgh. Bookings can be made through http://trivago.com/edinburgh  and http://visit Scotland  http://booking.com/edinburgh
  • Public transport is more convenient where Lothian busses and trams are available
  • The most convenient restaurant to stay in is the Aizle. It is a modern European restaurant that is locally inspired and avails seasonal tasting menus in a refined dining room with a countryside vibe. Bookings can be made through Aizle Edinburghhttps://www.aizle.co.uk
  • The Purslane Restaurant is a locally relaxed and intimate townhouse restaurant, for Scottish game and seafood fine dining by candlelight.

PURSLANE RESTAURANT, Edinburgh – Stockbridge & …https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk › Restaurant_Review-g18…Purslane RestaurantEdinburgh: See 1205 unbiased reviews of Purslane Restaurant, rated 5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #20 of 2435 restaurants in Edinburgh. 

The Kelpies

The Kelpies.
  • In Scottish folklore, a kelpie refers to a dangerous shape-shifting water creature that appears on land with the structure of a horse
  • These are the Scotts Equine Sculptures that are found near Falkirk and Grangemouth.
  • The kelpies have transformed the area into a Five-star tourist destination.
  • Helix Park is the home of the kelpies also known as the largest equine sculpture in the world.
  • The kelpies are the largest public artwork in Scotland.
  • It stands 100ft tall and weighs more than 300 tons each, the magical kelpies are a man-made wonder and a feat of engineering.
  • The regularly changing colours of the lightning are computer-controlled has a very colourful display.

Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands.
  • These Highlands provide the Quintessence of Scottish Charms.
  • The region is sparsely populated which gives us the classic image of Scotland.
  • In earlier times the highland region was dominated by the Gaels while the lowlands were Scottish.
  • Here we can find Scotland’s hairy coo referred to as highland cattle also known as the Scottish breed of rustic beef cattle.
  • Highland cattle are known for being very docile animals, never showing any aggression.

Isle of Skye

The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
  • The Isle of Skye contains rugged landscapes, fairy pools, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles.
  • It is one of the British Isles.
  • It is 50 miles long and the largest of the Inner Hebrides.
  • it is containing medieval castles and picturesque fishing villages.
  • It has a dynamic history and outstanding scenery.
  • Skye is connected to Scotland’s northwest coast by the sky bridge and the Mallaig – Armadale ferry.
  • It is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
  • The best time to visit these places summer months, July and August.
  • These fairy pools draw people far and wide to walk and if brave swim in the crystal-clear waters.

Thank you for reading! Please leave a comment about your experience and favourite place in Scotland.