Walking along the picturesque mountain hills and uninhabited beaches of the Scottish coast will fill you with tranquility and tranquility. The restaurants offer delicious game dishes and the freshest local seafood, in particular the famous local smoked haddock from Arbroath. Add to that the rich nightlife, excellent golf courses, modern shopping centers, vibrant festivals, and you will see that Scotland is not only bagpipes and whiskey.
Attractions in Scotland
As in any metropolitan city, all major museums and galleries are located in Edinburgh. Here you can visit the National Gallery of Scotland, the Edinburgh Museum, the Scottish Whiskey Museum. Be sure to look at Edinburgh Castle, which is located in the old city. Scotland’s National War Museum Opened Today.
Try to come to Scotland in August to attend the Edinburgh Military Band Parade. A tremendous musical and theatrical performance lasts for three weeks, in which military bands, drummers and pipers from around the world take part.
If you traveled to Scotland but did not go to Loch Ness, your friends are unlikely to believe that you were in this country. So, you must definitely go to the village of Dramnadrouchit, where the legendary lake is located. You will see the Loch Ness monster alive – it’s not known, but its huge statue, they say, is life-size, you can see here.
Not having personally met the mysterious monster, it is worth going to the Shetland Islands to be touched by real live fur seals and walruses. Here is a natural park of these interesting mammals.
On the islands you can also see miniature Scottish ponies that live in natural conditions..
When you look at cute animals and walk around the nature reserve, you can already go back to civilization. Be sure to visit Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Glasgow is the country’s cultural center. There is a huge number of museums and galleries, the most interesting are the gallery of modern art, the Scottish National Museum of Rural Life, the Museum of Scottish Football. In June, Glasgow hosts the massive West End festival of the year. Street musicians perform on the streets and squares of the city and carnival processions move in an endless stream.
Modern Scotland is a country of centuries-old culture and ancient traditions. Even if you go to a modern shopping center or a nightclub, a national Scottish note will be your eternal companion. And this will be expressed in the fact that next to the latest electronics souvenir bagpipes will be sold, or a young man will come to a disco in a national kilt.
Have a nice trip!