Scotland is a destination that for many years was underrated by travelers, but is now climbing up the ”popularity- ladder” of European destinations to visit.
Exploring The Best Of Scotland
The Scotts often praise and thank Mel Gibson for making both tourists as well as their own people interested in Scotland’s heritage and history with the blockbuster movie ”Brave heart”.
In fact, when traveling in Scotland today, you will notice how proud the Scottish people are of their culture, traditions and nature, which are all three very different from neighboring England.
Scotland is one of those places which takes you a lot longer to explore than most other places; there is something to see around every corner, from the beautiful highlands, to the islands and beaches to the beautiful towns.
Two weeks is far from enough to see everything that Scotland has to offer – but it’s enough to see a good bit of it and enjoy some of the highlights.
For us the best of Scotland was Edinburgh and up in the Highlands:
Edinburgh is making a name for itself as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – the old town, which sits on top of an extinct volcano, is very special.
The mideval architecture and closes (alleyways) are well preserved and there are tons of attractions, from ghost walks and Greyfriar’s Bobby’s graveyard, to royal buildings and viewpoints.
We recommend spending a few days in Edinburgh staying in one of the many Edinburgh cottages featured on: Scottish-cottages.co.uk – close to the Royal Botanic Garden, another place you must visit, to really get the best experience.
After spending some days in the beautiful city, you might want to see some of the nature and landscape that Scotland is so famous for.
The best way to see this area is to head into the Highlands for a couple of days, staying in traditional highland cottages like the ones you can find on: Scottish-cottages.co.uk and go for walks or drive around the area.
The highlands is a very popular place to go hiking, and while some people choose to spend several days hiking, you can base yourself in one place and take day hikes around the area.
Fort William is a good base for nature lovers, as you can also enjoy some mountain biking and in winter even some skiing.
There is also a pretty famous whiskey distillery and cruises that take you to see the highlands from the water.
Have fun in Scotland!
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