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Scotland

 

Scotland is in United Kingdom and the first thing that comes up in the mind when somebody says UK are the grand castles and Cathedrals. But Scotland offers much more than those beautiful historical monument.

 

Mellon Udrigle Beach

 

When in Scotland one can have a great time lazying around the sandy beaches and equally good time for pet owners at the pet-friendly Mellon Udrigle Beach. Adventure sports lover can participate in extreme water sports like Kayaking.

 
   

 

Edinburgh Castle

 

In Scotland, dominating the capital city's skyline, is the Edinburgh Castle. It sits on an extinct volcano and is part of Edinburgh's World Heritage site. It is the most popular castle of Scotland and has also been a centre of military activity. This place has produced earliest evidence of human habitation dated in the 9th century.

 

Robert Adams - Culzean Castle

 

The amazing work of Robert Adams, in form of the mind-blowing Culzean Castle should also be visited. It has historical association with the Clan Kennedy.

 

Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse

 

Another worth mentioning castle is the Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse on a headland to the north of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. It is actually a castle built into a lighthouse overlooking the Fraserburgh Harbour.

 

Yell Island

 

To the north of the mainland is the Yell Island which is one of the largest island of the Shetland group and houses the heathery moors which is a home to a number of breeding birds. It proves to be a dream destination for nature lovers.

 

In 1672, Robert Tyrie, a proprietor and fish merchant, built a building on the island called Da Haa o’ Brough for trading with merchants from Hamburg.

 

When it comes to enjoyment Scotland has a number of fun activities for all kinds of people.

 

The Loch Insh Water sports Centre, opened in 1969, offers sailing, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, fishing, rowing, biking, archery, rafting and walking.

 

Another such place meant for enjoying the outdoor activities is the Landmark Forest Theme Park.

 

Mountain Biking in Scotland

 

Mountain Biking is one of the most famous adventure sport of the Scotland. The rugged terrain of Scotland is a natural aid to the spoert and covers beautiful mountain passes to dense forest single tracks.

 

There are seven stanes which are the seven mountain biking centres. Each centre is so called as each one features a stane i.e. a stone at a point along the forest trails. Glen Trool, Kirroughtree, near Newton Stewart, Dalbeattie, Mabie, Forest of Ae, Tweed Valley - Glentress and Innerleithen, and Newcastleton are the 7stane centres.

 

Another popular adventure sport are available on the wild and muddy hills of the Scottish Off Road Driving Centre is the Extreme and off road driving. The Centre offers the driver a thoroughly comprehensive 4x4 training within a driving range covering five hundred acres of good natural terrain.

 

Quadmania is another such place offering many similar activities, including quad biking and mountain-biking.

 

Scotland has a offers adds a new dimension to one's dining experience while having food in the award winning restaurants that let tourists experience dining on a skyline, under a line vessel and at a "boat hotel". Scotland can also add some extra glitter to your shopping bags, leaving you with a very satisfying shopping experience. Celtic jewellery, textiles and knitwear and much more can be purchased in the Scottish shops.

 

Scotland has room to accommodate everyone without any over-crowding or whatsoever that can spoil your vacation. The country is quite famous in the tourism scene, so you can get the chance to deal with a massive pool of rental resources and get big discounts, thus proving to be a less taxing on one's bank balance.



 
   
 

Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 24 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes.

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