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Mar
31

Scotland Travel, Views, News, and Stories

Eilean Donan Castle Scotland

Ready your kilts and bagpipes because in this article, we are going to travel to Scotland!

Scottish people are stereotypically known for these things. Bagpipes, kilts, whiskey, porridge, haggis and the Loch Ness Monster. Every movie and every show that portrays a Scottish guy can be identified with these features.

Yes, it is true that the bagpipe still exists in Scotland but not actually as frequent as we know. There’s a show where they feature about 100 bagpipers at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the on Glasgow Green that happens every August that you should absolutely see.

Kilts are making a comeback with the help of the glamorous fashion designers that uses traditional Scottish outfit on their models to show them at catwalks.

Travel

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond. Beautiful. Innit?

There are many tourist destinations in Scotland. One of which is the Eilean Donan Castle. You can travel back through time by going to this marvelous castle, one of the most recognizable in Scotland. Amazing view, fresh mountain breeze. What more can you ask for?

You should also visit Loch Lomond (Loch stands for “Lake”). Considered as The Queen of Scottish Lakes. You can trek through it or through a boat trip. Captivating views, wonderful scenery. Definitely worth the time.

Food and Beverages

Scotland has been known for this famous dish. Haggis. Made of sheep’s innards (lungs, heart and liver) encased in an animal stomach. Sounds yuck? Yeah it might sound a little gross at first, but when you taste it, it is quite delicious. They say that it has a nutty and savory flavor to it. Yum!

They are also known for whiskey and ale. But they are also known for being health conscious at the same time. Juicing is widely popular in Scotland nowadays. Packed with essential nutrients and detoxifying properties, juice made its way to the hearts (and stomachs) of the Scottish people. If you want to learn more about the terrific benefits of juicing, you can visit this site : http://juicerkings.com/.

Most of their dishes are influenced by French cuisine. You should also try their porridge and meat pies. Perfect for the people who wants the savory taste on their tastebuds.

Thank you for reading. I hope that you learned something from it. Until next time, Guidbye!

Dec
11

10 of the Best Places to Visit in Scotland

To say that Scotland is stunning seems like an understatement. Its rich history and heritage, diverse terrains, and dramatic sceneries defy the imagination. It is a place of captivating sights and compelling tales – best experienced than heard or read. There are many reasons to fall in love with the country. And here are just some of them.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Top attractions: Calton Hill and the National Monument, Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Church, Holyrood Abbey, Holyrood Park, Museum of Childhood, National Library of Scotland, National Museum of Scotland, National Portrait Gallery, Our Dynamic Earth, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Princes Street, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, St Giles Cathedral, the Royal Botanic Garden, The Royal Mile, the Royal Yacht Britannia,

Glasgow
Glasgow
Top attractions: The Bagpipe Museum, Bellahouston Park, Charles Mackintosh’s House for an Art Lover, George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Green, Hunterian Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Kibble Palace, Mackintosh’s Art Academy, the National Piping Centre, the People’s Palace, Pollok House, Riverside Museum, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, the Tall Ship, the University of Glasgow

Inverness
Inverness
Top attractions: Beauly Gallery, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield and Visitors Centre, Glen Ord Distillery, Inverness Castle, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, St Andrew’s Cathedral, The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, the Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum, Urquhart Castle

Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Top attractions: Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Brig o’Balgownie, Castlegate, Cruickshank Botanic Gardens, the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Marischal College, Provost Skene’s House, St Machar’s Cathedral, the Satrosphere Science Centre, the University and King’s College of Aberdeen

Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye
Top attractions: The Clan Donald Centre, Coral Beach, climbing in Cuillin, Dunvegan Castle, the Fairy Glen, the Fairy Pools, Loch Coruisk, the Old Man of Storr, Neist Point Lighthouse, the Quiraing, Rubha Hunish, the Sea Eagles, Skyeskyns showroom, the Talisker Whisky, the Village of Boreraig,

Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Top attractions: The Caledonian Canal, Drumnadrochit village, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, Loch Oich, Nessie – The Legend of the Loch Ness Monster, Spean Bridge, Urquhart Castle

Fort William
Jacobite Steam Train
Top attractions: Ben Nevis, Jacobite Steam Train, Lochaber Geopark, Nevis Range, Road to the Isles, West Highland Museum

Cairngorms National Park
Cairngorms National Park
Top attractions: Atholl Country Life Museum, Balmoral Castle, Blair Castle and Gardens, Blair Castle Trekking Centre, Braemar Castle, Cairngorm Brewery, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Clan Macpherson Museum, Dalwhinnie Distillery, Drumin Castle, Funicular Railway, Highland Folk Museum, Inshriach Nursery, Loch an Eilein, Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Speyside Distillery, Strathspey Steam Railway Aviemore, Tomatin Distillery, Wild Mountain Garden

Shetland Islands
Shetland Islands
Top attractions: Broch of Culswick, Broch of Mousa, Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, Ness of Burgi Fort, Old Scatness, Out Skerries, Ronas Hill, Scalloway Castle, Scalloway Museum, Shetland Museum, Shetland Textile Museum, Tangwick Haa Museum, Unst Boat Haven, the Up Helly Aa Festival

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Top attractions: Ben Lomond, the Highland Boundary Fault, the Island of Inchmurrin, Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond Shores, the lochs, the Maid of the Loch, the National Park Centre, the National Route 7, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, the Rob Roy Visitor Centre, Rosneath Castle, the West Highland Way