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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.