After having checked in at a Scottish Highlands Hotel, after having served a delicious meal and had some rest, it is time to discover the best sights that Scotland has to offer. Ranked below are some of the attractions that made this charming land such a famous touristic attraction:
Also called the “Granite City”, Aberdeen is one of the places which offer great sights in Scotland. Here, one may gaze at the wonderful building, of which the one everybody likes to visit is Provost Skene’s House (built in 1545) as well as Marischal College, largely known as one of the greatest granite edifices in the entire world. The beach, the Maritime Museum as well as the Art Gallery are very popular and attract many tourists every year.
2. Pitmedden Garden
Only 15 miles north of Aberdeen, the beautiful Pitmedden Garden was first designed in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton, whose house was damaged by fire in 1818, when the plans of the garden were also lost. The garden was recreated in the ’50s and it stands today as an amazing example of a geometrically patterned 17th century garden. The shapes in the garden vary, the most notable being that of Sir Alexander Seton’s coat of arms.
3. Cawdor Castle
Cawdor Tower House is one of those castles in the highlands for which Scotland is famous. This beautiful construction is located 12 miles from Inverness, in the Highlands. It was built in the 14th century and it is best known for its 3 beautiful gardens and for the connection between Macbeth, Shakespeare’s character, who was named Thane of Cawdor. The connection, however, is purely fictive.
If you choose to accommodate into a highland hotel, the Cairngorms National Park area is one of the best. The enchanting Cairngorms are a mountain range located in the eastern highlands. If you are a traveler in search for pristine scenery, great views and an unreal atmosphere, this is the place in Scotland where you may get it. The entire range is of a natural beauty, but most travelers choose to explore the Cairn Gorm Mountain, which is the most popular, and the most famous or the Cairngorms mountains. These mountains are part of the Cairngorms National Park, where birds and animals sighting and winter sports are tourists’ favorites.
5. Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh castle was built on top of an extinct volcano as a fortress in ancient times. It is said that 3000 years ago, the Castle rock was already inhabited and that in the 1st century AD, the fortress, called Din Eidyn. Since then, this site suffered many modifications, but Edinburgh castle remained in place, a memory of the otherwise long forgotten past and the most popular paid touristic attraction of Scotland.