Scotland is well-known for its astonishing landscapes and historic cities that seem to have been chopped out of mountain sides, and ancient castles set against the backdrop of snow topped peaks. No doubt, most of the scenes of the larger than life series, Game of Thrones has been filmed here. So, let’s not wait and explore some really cool and astonishing places in this country.
The Ring of Brodgar
It is a neolithic Stonehenge in Scotland and one of the finest in Britain. It is the most iconic symbol of Orkney’s prehistoric past. Now only 27 stones remain; however, there were once 60 stones and a henge. It was once known as the Temple of the Sun. You can find ancient carvings on four of these stones.
A large and deep freshwater loch, Loch Ness is situated in the Scottish Highlands that extends 23 miles southwest of Inverness. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. There are a lot of activities to while away your time in this picturesque land such as castle visits, golf playing, fishing and hiking through exciting terrains.
One of the well known places in Scotland, Fingal’s Cave is located on this uninhabited island of Staffa. During the seasons of spring and summer, the cliffs and slopes of the island provide nesting sites for different exotic birds like puffins. You can reach the island by a ferry and enjoy stunning scenery during your ride.
One of the largest and most exquisite beaches on Harris, Luskentyre has white sands that stretches for miles with the emerald blue water flowing by the side. Tourists can tease themselves with the sand dunes on the beach and capture stunning pictures and visit the famous island of Taransay. Activities here generally include cycling and hiking.
Fairy Pools, Skye
If you are staying or backpacking in Scotland or happen to visit the Isle of Skye, you must check out the Fairy Pools. They are part of the stream flowing from the Cuillin Mountains. Although, you can try swimming in here, the pool is freezing even in summers. Wear goggles to enjoy the underwater view while swimming.
It took forty years to build this magnificent chapel and now, it has become an extremely popular tourist destination after being featured in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. The Rsosslyn Chapel has been inspiring artists and visitors ever since. Being one of the most remarkable places in Scotland, this majestic chapel has been conserved very carefully so this ancient beauty can be appreciated for generations to come.