Guest post by Scottish castle venue, Birkhill Castle
Scotland has a rugged beauty rich in history and stunning scenery. This is a list of five special Scottish wonders.
1. Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is a beautiful must-see scenic island located off of the west coast of Scotland. The location offers many attractions to visitors including a vast assortment of wildlife and a rich variety of birds. The picturesque mountainous landscape harbours a rich culture and history dating back to the Mesolithic period. Traversing the crags and lochs of the Isle of Skye is sure to be a breathtaking experience.
2. Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond, a freshwater loch located between the Scottish highlands and lowlands, is the largest loch in Great Britain. It contains numerous small islands within its perimeter. The Loch is famous for the Loch Lomond Golf Club, its aquarium and its variety of watersports. Visitors come from all over the world to kayak, canoe, jetski, and various other water activities on the loch.
3. St. Andrew’s
The university town of St. Andrews, Scotland is the spiritual home of the sport of golf with Scotland and Ireland being home to a number of the most beautiful and famous golf courses in the world. St. Andrews is the home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club which was founded in 1754 while the area of St. Andrews has been the home to settlers since the Mesolithic period. Other attractions include the historic university, the tower of Holy Trinity, the picturesque ruins of St. Andrews Castle (dating from 1200) and the Cathedral of St. Andrews, located in the east side of the town.
Although also being the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh boasts several historic attractions of its own making it another must-see for the visitor to Scotland. Edinburgh is located in the south east side of Scotland and is the second most visited location in Great Britain. When in Edinburgh, visitors should catch a glimpse of St. Giles Cathedral and the Royal Museum of Scotland located in Old Town Edinburgh as well as other locations including the imposing Edinburgh Castle from which one can see all of Edinburgh New Town.
5. Stirling Castle
Located atop Castle Hill, a volcanic hill in Stirling, Scotland, this castle is arguably one of the most awe- inspiring castles in all of Scotland. The buildings range in age from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century and have undergone numerous sieges and uses over the centuries but remains to this day, one of most notable locations in Great Britain.