Things To Do in Scotland
Scotland is a fabulous destination to visit all year long, irrespective of whether your idea of fun entails scrambling amongst craggy peaks, exploring historic castles, or playing some of the world’s best golf links courses. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in Scotland’s stunning scenery, whereas the cosmopolite jet-set will not be able to resist the bustling theatres and art galleries of Edinburgh, and the stylish bars and restaurants of Glasgow.
Scotland’s temperate climate, outstanding natural beauty, and relatively small size make it the ideal destination to tour by car, cycle, foot, or even canoe. Fishermen and huntsmen will find the lodges of the Highlands irresistible, golfers will fall in love with St Andrews and Ayr, and those that arrive in Scotland with a thirst will be captivated by the distilleries dotted along the whisky trails. For those that want to embrace their intellectual inclination, historic Scotland is superbly displayed in the museums, tourist information centres and souvenir shops of this most Celtic country. There’s an endless list of things to do north of Hadrian’s Wall; don’t delay, visit Scotland.
The Braemar Gathering
The Braemar Gathering has been run by the Braemar Royal Highland Society since 1832, and it is still attended by keen spectators, including the Royal Family, every year.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is on the north west coast of Scotland and is the most photographed of castles in Scotland. As a consequence, it is recognised as one of the most iconic images of Scotland.
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews is the original home of golf, and is widely known as the most prestigious golf course in the world, despite still not offering women the opportunity of membership.
The Loch Ness & Inverness
The Loch Ness and Inverness is perhaps most widely known for the mysterious Loch Ness Monster that legend indicates inhabits the largest lake in Scotland. Over 20 miles long, a mile wide and 700 feet at its deepest, the loch is an impressive sight to behold.
The Loopallu Festival
The Loopallu festival enjoyed its first year of life, laughter and music in 2007, and has since enjoyed the status of being an attractive and intimate but quirky festival that attracts top acts such as Franz Ferdinand, The Lightning Seeds and The View, as well as local bands and lesser known artists.
Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail
Initially, whisky was seen as medicinal, often used as a cure for ailments such as colic, smallpox and palsy, but also for ‘prolonging life’ and aiding people through the cold winters that unfailingly touch Scotland.
There are plenty of things to do on and around Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, which rises 4,406ft above sea level. It sits majestically at the head of the Loch Linnhe, dominating the scenery for miles. The small town of Fort William rests cosily at its base.
Coastal Sea Life
The sea life around the Isle of Skye and the coast of Lochalsch is remarkable. It is home to a variety of sea life and birds, including seals, dolphins, whales, Arctic Skua, Gannet, Puffin and many more.