Scotland Tourist Information, Recommended Things To Do and Pictures
Scotland offers one of the most diverse range of holiday options you can think of. Whether you are interested in exploring historic cities, lakes, mountains, valleys or castles, Scotland can cater for all you can imagine to get out of an ideal holiday.
From historic castles such as Guardian Castle of Stirling, or the spectacular sceneries across Loch Fyne from the Castle of the Duke of Argylle in Inveraray, you will be craving for more time to spend and keep coming back to Scotland.
Some interesting facts about Scotland
Population – 5.29m (2011 Census)
Area – 30,414 sq. mi
Capital – Edinburgh
Major Airports – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow Prestwick
Scotland – Second Largest Country in Great Britain
Golf – Regarded as the homeland of Golf!
Shortest Street in the World – Ebnezer Place, Wick, Caithness recorded by Guiness Book of Records in 2006
Sean Connery – Born in Edinburgh!
Highest Mountain – Ben Nevis at 1343 Metres
Best known for – Scotch Whiskey
Oldest Building in Britain – Skara Brae (3100 B.C.)
Loch Ness Monster – First sighting reported in 510 A.D
Worlds first city to have its own Fire Brigade – Edinburgh
Television by John Logie Baird in 1925
Telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and
Penicillin by Alexander Flemming in 1928
Scotland is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world
Scotland is the land of extraordinary mountains, whiskeys and mesmerising history.
Only 300 out of the vast number of 800 islands are inhabited in Scotland which provides a fantastic opportunity to discover beauty of tranquil and peace.
Through many of its attractions, Scotland’s exciting and diverse history can be observed. Scots are very much proud of their history as the whole land is covered with historical landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle dominating the older part of the city, and great artists such as sculptors, musicians, writers and poets have stemmed from the land of Scots.
Whiskey distilleries are a must see as that fancy Scotch you had in the popular bar in your town may have just been produced in one of the Scottish towns you are planning to visit. And also why not visit world’s shortest street according to Guinness Book of Records, Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness, Edinburgh at only 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)!
Shopping and City Life
Glasgow is regarded as the second largest shopping destination after London and offers a spectacular shopping experience with a combination of fashion and historic buildings all in one.
Murraygate in Dundee is the place to find all the bargains and Edinburgh also plays host to some of the best designer shops in the world.