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The Best Places to Visit in Scotland

Scotland has a vast array of stunning unspoilt landscapes that are just waiting to be explored. There are hidden getaways and beautiful countryside’s in Scotland that are perfect to visit. With things for all the family to love, Scotland is one of the most gorgeous places to visit. Here are some of the best places in Scotland at our fingertips that you need to visit. Soak up the culture and history when you visit these extraordinary places.

Loch Ness

Test your eye sight out in Loch Ness while hunting for the mythical Loch Ness monster that roams the Loch. Only a few people have every spotted the great sea creature. The stunning Loch stretches for 23 miles, surrounded by picturesque villages and sleepy towns. The gorgeous mountains that edge the Loch are perfect for hill walkers. The scenery from the top of the mountain gives you an overview of the whole loch and the villages around it. It is definitely not to be missed.

The lovely town of Drumnadrochit in Inverness is located right next to Loch Ness and offers visitors the chance to explore some of Scotland’s history. The town has old ruins of Urquhart Castle. The large ruins of the castle date back to 1509 and overlook Loch Ness. The castle also has a visitors centre where you will learn all about the history of the town, as well as a café.

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Cairngorms National Park

There is nowhere else in the Cairngorms National Park, with stunning scenery and home to a variety of wildlife it is not to be missed. This national park is the largest nation park in the UK. It is known for its unspoilt beauty and native Scottish wildlife. The national park is also home to five of the six highest mountains in Scotland.

The national park established in 2003 by the Scottish Parliament after they opened the Lock Lomond and the Trossachs National park in 2002. If you are a keen mountain walker or love the great outdoors, the Cairngorms National park would be the perfect location to visit in Scotland.

Culloden Moor

Learn all about the history of our country and Scotland by visiting Culloden Moor. This now conserved piece of land was the site of the last battle fought on British soil. The battle Culloden was fought on this land. The land has been restored by the National Trust for Scotland to look just like it would have during the battle. Feel eerie shivers as you explore the battleground and the headstones. There is also a visitor centre, which has become a huge tourist attraction. This visitor centre includes an interactive battle experience as well as a battle experience film.

Along with the battleground, another activity to do in Culloden is visiting the Clootie Well in the Culloden woods. Bright coloured rags are hung as an offering from people wishing to be cured of ailments. This mythical well is a popular spot for tourists from all over the globe.

Ring of Brodgar

The Ring of Brodgar

Travel up North of Scotland and visit the ring of Brodgar, in Orkney. The stones in the ring of Brodgar are the third largest in the UK. They are also one of the finest stone circles in the UK and date back to around 2500-2000 BC! This ancient and mythical icon is the island’s main features as the reason for its existence still remains a mystery. Become a detective and explorer for the day as you visit the legendary ring of Brodgar.