We all know that Great Britain is home to a huge number of castles, of course, but there’s something particularly splendid about Edinburgh’s magnificent centre-piece. Located at the top of the impressive Royal Mile, highlights include the Royal Scots Museum, the Governor’s House and the One o’clock Gun Exhibition. The castle offers the perfect day out for all ages.
If you love golf, you’ll love St Andrews. If you don’t love golf, you’ll still love St Andrews. This charming city on the east coast is synonymous with the game, of course, and plays host to the most famous course in the world. But there’s plenty more to see and do that’s not related to golf. The remains of the castle retain a mystical and somewhat eerie atmosphere.
Isle of Skye
No mention of tourism in Scotland would be complete without mentioning the stunning islands that surround the coastline. Skye is perhaps the best of the lot, thanks to a delightful collection of rugged seascapes, sandy beaches, secluded inlets and charming villages. If ever there was a location in which time didn’t really matter, it has to be the Isle of Skye.
Cairngorms National Park
Even if you’re an experienced traveller, nothing will have been able to prepare you for the splendour of the Cairngorms National Park. Here you’ll find spectacular vistas and then some. Whether you’re looking to hike through unspoilt forests, ski down wonderful slopes or simple wander through the rustic beauty, this is the place for you. Be sure to bring a camera!