Geographically, Scotland occupies the northern section of the island of Great Britain, and is surrounded by the Irish Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. A little known fact is that Scotland is comprised of more than 600 islands including the Hebrides and famous coastal areas such as Isle and Man. Scotland is divided into approximately three dozen regions or council areas. ...
Scotland boasts an absolute abundance of castles and castle ruins, and the Hebrides are certainly no exception. Several islands of the Outer and Inner Hebrides are home to fascinating structures dating back many centuries. Be sure to include some of these fascinating historical buildings on your tour of the Hebrides.
The Scottish Borders region boasts an absolute abundance of attractions and activities. From hours spent walking amidst the natural beauty of the area, to exploring history at various museums and historical attractions, Borders will keep you well occupied and send you home with abundant memories.
Ayrshire is a fascinating region with a rich history and numerous tourist attractions. The area’s chief natural feature is the beautiful Firth of Clyde. The main towns in Ayrshire are Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock. It was in the 11th Century that Ayrshire came to form part of the Scottish kingdom, thus history buffs will certainly enjoy exploring this fascinating region.
Dumfries and Galloway is a region rich in natural beauty, historical attractions and fascinating activities. A varied landscape of hills, moorland, coastline, forest and rivers is just waiting to be explored, as is the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly point of Scotland.
The town of Stoneybridge is located in South Uist, and is situated close to the noteworthy sight of Cnoca Breac. Stoneybridge was an unknown destination in Scotland for quite some time, until the release of the television comedy show "Absolutely". The show portrayed a small and isolated community with their own views on politics and everyday life. Even though it was not ...
The architecture in Scotland can be traced back till before the Bronze Age. Visitors will be stunned at the diversity of the Scottish architecture that drew off various styles across the world, influencing the construction and style of the buildings.
Rothesay is the main town on the Isle of Bute, located on the eastern side of the Isle. The town is built around one of the main attractions that makes Rothesay a popular destination in Scotland - the Rothesay Castle. A ferry service from Wemyss Bay can safely transport you to a town that is filled with historical sights and relaxing activities.
The town of Inveraray is the oldest royal burgh in the Argyll region and was founded in the year 1648. The Marques of Montrose destroyed the original fishing village in 1644 and the town of Inveraray that is still visible today was constructed by the third Duke of Argyll.
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If you are traveling around to lesser-known corners of Scotland, Edzell is definitely a good place to start. Upon arriving here it is difficult to tell that this attractive little village really isn’t as old as it looks. Built as late as 1839, many of the buildings are still quite new though the nearby Edzell Castle is much older than that. Edzell is easily reached by road and is situated ...