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Scotland has a combination of lovely cities and a few of the most sporadically populated countryside in the island of Britain. The country has mountains forming the Northern Highlands and lakes. Ben Nevis, which is the highest mountain in Britain, can be found in Scotland. Below are a few of the most famous destinations in Scotland.
Edinburgh Castle is a great example pertaining the political tact, architecture, ideology and military reputation of Scotland. The castle is standing high on the summit of a dormant volcano. The structure can be seen from miles in every direction. Threatening all who will challenge them, the Scots used the castle for almost all their big battles and military planning. A firm standing figure of their determination and fight for their independence, Edinburg Castle can be considered as the top tourist attraction in Scotland.
The Zoo started its operation in 1913 and is still among the top attraction in Scotland. Edinburgh Zoo has over 1000 animals and is the most thrilling wildlife Scottish attraction.
Of the many things to do and places to visit in Scotland, this should be on your top list. The zoo’s highlight is the Penguin Parade.
The lake of Loch Ness has a depth of 1,000 feet and its waters are inky-black. The lake’s out of this world atmosphere is filled with feeling and legend. The lake span over 26 miles, this is the longest in Scotland. On the opposite side of the lake are mountains. There are ancient abbeys, castles and old-world villages that dot around the lake. The northern road was the area where the Loch Ness monster was seen. The “monster” was first sighted during the 7th century, and sightings continue to this day.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow underwent a restoration program and is considered as among the top attractions in Scotland. It was also able to take the number one spot away from Edinburgh Castle. For those visiting Glasgow, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is a must see with its free entry policy and a vast collection of paintings and natural history. Its galleries feature the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which is the celebrated son of Glasgow. The gallery is situated in Kelvingrove.
Glasgow Science Centre
The Glasgow Science Centre has over 300 hands-on exhibits, live science shows, and interactive workshops. The institute was given a five-star rating award by the Scottish Tourist Board under the attraction category.
The Isle of Arran
The Isle of Arran is famously known as “Scotland in Miniature”. It only has a land area of 166 square miles; Arran is an exact reflection of the landscape that’s on the mainland. Just like the mainland, it has great mountains, sandy beaches, amazing wildlife, moorland, castles, fishing harbors and a lot of friendly locals. The Isle of Arran can be reached in a ferry ride for 30 minutes from Glasgow, and there are buses that run regularly on the island. Its highlights are the Goat Fell Mountain and the Brodick castle.
With diverse attractions and activities at hand, without a doubt, Scotland has a plethora of reasons for which you should visit. You can take a commercial flight or private flight when going to Scotland; however, we suggest that you take the second option. Perhaps the private jet charter cost discourages you from taking one, don’t be. In fact, a private flight is usually more cost-effective as you can choose the right aircraft for your itinerary and group size. For more details, contact us!