In short about Scotland
When you think about Scotland, it is possible that words such as kilts, bagpipes, or tartans come up into your mind. From the fascinating scenery and rich history to the culture and people, the one-of-a-kind features of Scotland are alluring so many around the world.
As you delve a little bit more into all Scottish stuff, you will encounter much significant things that will leave you in awe. Of course, we all heard about the Loch Ness Monster, but have you heard of Nessie’s pal Morag?
Also, Scotland is the place for some of the darkest skies in Europe, and you can try sleeping under the stars because camping is allowed almost everywhere.
Here are the most intriguing facts that they will make you for sure fall in love with Scotland:
- Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn
- it has the highest rate of redheads worldwide
- the country is home to one of the most significant hedges in the world
- Morag is Nessie’s pal, the monster of Loch Morar
- a trip with an airplane is very short within the country (only 47 seconds from Westray to Papa Westray)
- for island lovers and searchers, Scotland offers you the chance to explore all of its 790 islands
- Scotland is proud of its three officially established languages such as Scottish Gaelic, English, and Scots
So, you don’t have to be tricked by the size of the country, because Scotland even if it’s small, it represents a gold mine of most intriguing and fantastic places and stuff. The country is blessed with one of the most beautiful views, and you won’t get bored at all, because you will encounter some unusual yet significant experiences.
Let’s see what could suit you well for a trip to Scotland! Here are 5 things you can genuinely enjoy.
Embark on a vintage cruiser
Can you imagine sailing on a classic yacht? Well, Scotland can offer you that and even more. An adventure around the sea Isle of Skye, for example, would bring you an unforgettable experience.
Also, you can embark on other trips and enjoy exploring the west coast of the country, too. The charming Inner Hebrides or the Knoydart peninsula will surprise you with one of the most beautiful wild mountains and forests.
As for the yachts, you can choose from 1892 ones to 1907, very authentic and unique.
Reminisce the past by visiting a geopark
Scotland’s geoparks are a must if you’re a history and biology lover. From seeing and learning more about the remains of seas, deserts, or volcanoes, to observing the ancient oceanic layer, a geopark could surprise with its uniquity.
It is said that the natural magnificence of Scotland needed almost 3.5 billion years for developing itself.
Ride on an actual viaduct
Glenfinnan is a viaduct that displays the railways to the Glenfinnan Station. You can find it at the top of Loch Shiel and it spreads for almost 20 miles to Acharacle.
It succeeds in attracting many people annually, providing a one-of-a-kind experience, sitting 100 ft above the ground. The railway is available for the Jacobite steam trains only in summer.
For Harry Potter lovers, here was the place of the filming the second and third movies of the series. Also, on August 19 a significant event takes place, dubbed the Glenfinnan Gathering and Games.
Eat traditional food
From Aberdeen Angus beef, hand-dived scallops, soft fruits of Fife, to Ayrshire potatoes, Scotland’s chefs could surprise you with some genuine dishes or inspire you for some great recipes.
Also, take your time and meet some local butchers or fishmongers from food festivals, farm shops, or farmers’ markets. Scotland has one of the unique dishes that they’ve been designated as Protected Geographical Indication by the EU.
By tasting the Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar, the Stornoway Black Pudding, Scottish Wild Salmon, or the Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheese, you’ll realize there’s no other place like Scotland to eat them.
Celebrate with Scotland
Plan your Scotland holiday right in time for one of its public holidays. From Burns Night, Pancake Tuesday to Autumn Holiday. Burns Night, for example, celebrates Scottish poet Robert Burns, very famous in the country, every 25th January.