Scot­land has always stood apart among the coun­tries of Great Britain due to its spe­cial col­or, his­to­ry, archi­tec­ture and nature. Of course, the sights of Scot­land are incal­cu­la­ble. In this selec­tion, I have includ­ed both man-made and nat­ur­al won­ders of this extra­or­di­nary coun­try.
scotland attractions

Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Unit­ed King­dom

The main wealth of Scot­land is its nature, numer­ous islands, beau­ti­ful sea, hum, fields and forests. Among the nat­ur­al attrac­tions of Scot­land, Loch Ness and its envi­rons are famous. It is here that the largest num­ber of tourists is observed, not least due to rumors about the famous Loch Ness mon­ster.
loch ness lake
The most beau­ti­ful city in Scot­land is Edin­burgh, with its cas­tles and one of the most beau­ti­ful streets in the world — the Roy­al Mile. Many muse­ums and sou­venir shops of the city are always glad to every vis­i­tor, and there are more than enough of them here. Read more about the sights of Edin­burgh in our sep­a­rate arti­cle.
scotland attractions
The most famous cas­tle in the coun­try is Edin­burgh Cas­tle. It’s not just called the main Land­mark of Scot­land, and the key to the coun­try. It was here that the most impor­tant state deci­sions were made for cen­turies.
Edinburgh castle
You can read about the oth­er most famous cas­tles in Scot­land in our sep­a­rate selec­tion at the link pro­vid­ed. Among them are such mas­ter­pieces of cas­tle build­ing as Stir­ling Cas­tle, Dun­no­tar, Glamis and many oth­er out­stand­ing build­ings.
scotland castles
As men­tioned above, Scot­land is famous for its islands, among which the Hebrides are the most impres­sive — this is an arch­i­pel­ago of sev­er­al dozen islands of dif­fer­ent sizes. The local land­scapes will amaze even sea­soned con­nois­seurs of nat­ur­al beau­ties.
The small­est, but one of the most beau­ti­ful islands of the arch­i­pel­ago is the island of Staffa, with its unique geo­log­i­cal for­ma­tions — basalt columns.
staffa island
Among the major cities of Scot­land, Glas­gow is also worth not­ing, with its orig­i­nal archi­tec­ture and many green parks. A lot of archi­tec­tur­al styles are mixed here — Baroque, Goth­ic, Gre­go­ri­an and Vic­to­ri­an styles. Among the many muse­ums, cathe­drals and gal­leries of Glas­gow, it is dif­fi­cult to deter­mine which are the most wor­thy of atten­tion, it is bet­ter to take and vis­it them all.
Among the engi­neer­ing mar­vels and archi­tec­tur­al land­marks of Scot­land, the Forth Bridge, built in 1890, stands apart. This is one of the first can­tilever bridges in the world, about 200 trains pass here every day.
bridge fort
In this list, I includ­ed only the most famous sights of Scot­land, in the future this list will be sup­ple­ment­ed. If you have some­thing to add, please unsub­scribe in the com­ments. See also the most beau­ti­ful lakes in Scot­land in a sep­a­rate selec­tion on Life­Globe.

See also
Sights of Crete. Top 17 most beautiful places