Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). The major cities of Scotland’s are Edinburgh, the capital, with its iconic hilltop tower, and Glasgow, famous for its vibrant cultural scene.
1. Loch Ness
Most of the travelers explore Loch Ness with one thing into their mind: They want to see Nessie, the mythical lady of the lake. Perhaps, you won’t see the Loch Ness Monster, but a cruise on the lake is a fun way to find. Loch Ness is quite deep, more than 230 meters (750 feet) in some places, offering galore of hiding places for Nessie.
Located on the Firth of Forth, The capital is Scotland’s Edinburgh and has served as the seat of Parliament since the 15th century. The city has heaps of things to see and do and is the second most popular tourist destination after London in Great Britain.
One of Scotland’s popular glens or valleys, Glencoe is just awesome and beautiful in its sometimes harshness. Located 26 km south of Fort William, Glencoe is nestled between hills and mountains, including the pyramid-like Buachaille Etive Mor.
The wolf is a crowned animal in the central Scotland city of Stirling. According to local legend, a wolf howled when Vikings were about to attack, thus alerting villagers to the invade so they could save their residents. Stirling is an eye-catching place to see a medieval Scottish town, complete with imposing fortress, 12th-century castle, and the church where Mary Queen of Scots’ son King James VI was crowned in 1557.
Inverness is the most northern city of Britain is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Situated in the north end of Loch Ness, Inverness is a beautiful place to visit in Scotland if you like to walk. Walk along the River Ness to the Ness Islands, the Caledonian Canal or the Churches Along the River.
Glasgow is the greatest city in Scotland, dates back to prehistoric times on the River Clyde. The largest seaport in Britain, it was once a necessary hub for shipbuilding and trade with North America. It’s an amazing place to visit, where you can imbrue yourself in friendship, charm, and music – the city hosts 130 musical events on average per week.
You can easily take the sleeper train from London, and wake up to everything that a Scotland holiday has to offer. Deserted mountains are glittering with silvery threads of icy rivers, waterfalls tumbling from highlands to lowlands, small villages with stations where you need to put your hand out to request the train to stop and casually, out of nowhere, a remarkable gleaming loch. You have to swob the sleep from your eyes to believe it.