Must see 2017: Scotland

Friday means travelling! we told you we would name a few must-see places you should travel to this year and Scotland is also one of them!

The history of Scotland is as fascinating as it is complex. There were tribal Celts and ancient, face-painted Picts, Roman conquerors and audacious red-headed Vikings, fallen monarchs and powerful warrior-royals, noble clansmen, great explorers, pensive philosophers, bright inventors, and all that came with them and the remnants they left behind including astonishing signs of their presence and sophistication.

And just what makes Scotland so special and worthy of a place on your must-visit list?

Well, there aren’t many places like Scotland, where the ruins of ancient castles and extinct volcanoes lie only miles from a cosmopolitan capital city.

To begin with, Edinburgh must be one of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe. The cityscape is punctuated with ancient monuments and Edinburgh castle — built in the 12th century — acts as its centrepiece.

Steeped in history, it seamlessly blends old and new, providing locals with the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city.

Amazing, to say the least!
Amazing, to say the least!
Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Also, the city plays host to some bizarre but beautiful events, including the Celtic festival of Beltane, which reenacts​ the ancient tradition celebrating the coming of summer on Calton Hill, among many other activities.

Outside of Edinburgh, there are rolling hills and remote villages as far as the eye can see.

Glen Coe is one of Scotland’s most iconic natural landmarks. It was formed by a 16km-long ice age glacier and marks the remains of an ancient supervolcano.

Breathtaking landscapes: Glencoe
Breathtaking landscapes: Glencoe

From the top of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain, a snow-blanketed Scotland looks otherworldly.

Ben Nevis | On the top of the UK!
Ben Nevis | On the top of the UK!

The country is also the backdrop for some of the biggest films. Harry Potter fans can follow the route of the Hogwarts Express over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct.

Which movie?
Which movie?

And we could go on an on… but will not leave without talking about something more than its breathtaking scenery and old castles and history.

Its whisky is also world class. Amongst many, Laphroaig is certainly one worth trying.

200-year-old Laphroaig Distillery produces what they call "the most distinctive single malt in the world."
200-year-old Laphroaig Distillery produces what they call “the most distinctive single malt in the world.”

Cheers 🙂

 

 

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