Thursday , 8 December 2016

Scotland

Scotland is found In the northwestern part of Europe, encircled by the waters of the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Scotland is blessed with more than 700 islands mostly found in the west and north portions of the country. Tourism in Scotland is very well developed, there are so many tourists visiting this beautiful travel destination. Even with just a small area, this county has amazing landscapes comprised of woodlands, rolling hills, green fields, thick forests and jagged coastlines. Scotland may be known for its Highlands, but the Lowlands of the country gives out dramatic scenery as well.

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Most of the historic sites are managed by the two prestigious bodies, the National Trust of Scotland and the Historic Scotland. Edinburgh Castle which is perched atop a volcano is no doubt one of the country’s most important historic structures. Floors Castle is also a must-see when in Scotland, built in 1721 for the leader of Roxburgh and now serves as the country’s largest inhabited castle. Settled along the banks of the majestic River Tweed, the interior, gardens and exterior of this castle is simply breathtaking. There are more historic sites to explore in Scotland, all highlighting the relevant past that shaped its present.

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Scotland is divided into regions and cities, each has its own share of remarkable assets to be proud of. Edinburg plays as the proud host of the world’s largest Art Festival that happens every August and with a good number of world-famous events it holds, this city has been named as the countyr’s “Festival City.” When it comes to shopping, the city of Glasgow is the most famous for it. As the country’s second largest city, it is the best place for shopping spree, dining out and night parties. The Aberdeen is known for being the “Granite City” of Europe, while Dundee is called the “City of Discovery” due to the line-up of universities with a quite-high population of students. Inverness has been the famous city because of the “monster” in which tourists always fail to find, while Stirling has high concentration of castles and fortresses that play as lovely contrast to the city’s modern vibe.

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The vast wilderness, nature reserves, and natural formations of the country are all worthy of the trip. The Lochaber region has the Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis and the famous valley in the Highlands, Glencoe. The Torridon and Wester Ross areas are popular destinations for mountaineering and hiking trails, but what seems to be the most popular among mountaineering enthusiasts is the Black Cuillin of Skye. Other natural attractions include The Cairngorms, Scotland’s largest national park; Loch Lomond & the Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park; and of course, Loch Ness, arguably Europe’s most-famous loch.

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Scotland celebrates its wealth of attractions by welcoming tourists around the globe.  This country is not just proud of its well-preserved castles and historic places, unspoilt natural wonders and picturesque sceneries and vibrant shopping and dining destinations—it equally takes pride of its warm and friendly people. With all these features combined, every tourist leave Scotland with an anticipation of coming back.

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I am a passionate travel and home decor blogger. I have graduated Sociology and I enjoy to explore the social issues in the Society.
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