Loch Ness, William Wallace and Tartan could only mean one thing. You are off to travel Scotland. Regardless of its small size, this treasure trove of history and natural beauty packs a powerful punch with people the world over. As part of Great Britain, this remarkable country shares its southern border with England and is otherwise surrounded by oceans. The mighty Atlantic, the North Sea and Irish Sea have all been busy shaping this amazing coastline over millions of years.
The Scottish highlands would have to be on any traveler’s to do list. Discover a land untouched by time, steeped in history where ancient mysteries and mysterious myths abound. This area of Scotland is full of misty lochs, a bounty of native wildlife and majestic castles standing like sentinels weathered from centuries of endless guard. Time your highland visit to watch the legendary Inverness Highland Games and maybe putting your feet up of an evening in your private loch side cabin waiting for a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster.
Edinburgh is the country’s capital and begs to be discovered. Filled with quirky old world charm, she asks you to dive deeper into her depths to unravel the myths and mysteries within. Edinburgh Castle is quite justifiably poised at the end of the Royal Mile, sitting atop Castle Rock. Offering unparalleled views of this amazing city. Coming down from the heights of the castle could see you heading into the warren of The Real Mary’s King Close, hidden 17th century streets frozen in time. The street walls whispering blood curdling tales of ghosts, murders and plague victims from a time long past. Numerous Museums and National Galleries gives the intrepid traveler a chance to indulge himself in this country’s ancient Celtic past.
With stunning a coastline dotted with quaint villages and the natural beauty of the Hebrides beckoning you, this wondrous country will see you coming back over you lifetime of travels.