5 Best Places to Visit in Scotland

If you’ve seen the TV series, Reign, who’d know how rugged yet beautiful Scotland is. The European country is famous for mountaintop castles, beautiful beaches, and Queen Mary of Scots. Scotland is a place of romance and treasury and has placed an important role in the history of Europe. And if you are wondering, yes real Scottish men do wear skirts out there.

Source: VisitScotland

Here are five best places to visit in Scotland:

1. Glasgow

The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow sits on the banks of River Clyde. It was earlier used as a port to trade goods with North America. Today, the city is a paradise for shopaholics and music lovers. The city hosts at least 130 music events in a week.

2. Inverness

If you love exploring things while walking, you should definitely visit Inverness. Start your stroll alongside River Ness, and pass through the the Caledonian Canal and the Old Town. the town has several medieval-aged stone buildings and a very old Victorian-styled market. End your stroll by visiting the Inverness Castle.

3. Stirling

It is a mid-century Scottish town famous for a 12th century castle. In this castle, Queen Mary’s son, King James VI was coronated in 1557. One of Scotland former kings, Robert the Bruce also belonged to Stirling.

4. Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital since the 15th century, there are many things to see in Edinburgh. The city has been the set for some of the most famous movies like The Da Vinci Code and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. It is also very famous for its international art festival, Fringe.

5. Loch Ness

Most people visit Loch Ness to find the Ness monster in its lake, Nessie. Even though you won’t be able to find it, visiting Loch Ness is a rather thrilling experience. After spending some time at the lake, visit Drumnadrochit, a city that homes the Loch Ness exhibition centre.

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