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Mysteries of Scotland

Despite its small size, Scotland certainly has many treasures crammed into its compact territory. Whether you spend time in the bustling city and walking through museums, visit the ancient University of St Andrews or admire the view of Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat you’ll find yourself occupied with rich culture and history.

When headed north the Scottish highlands boast a magical landscape of gigantic mountains, rugged terrain, isolated beaches, glaciers, lochs, and kilt wearing Scotsmen. Tucked away in these remote parts are some of Britain's finest hideaways offering stunning scenery, gourmet meals and plenty of peace and quiet.

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Head for Edinburgh's Old Town's Royal Mile, stretching from the Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood house. Walk down the fabled Princes Street for some shopping, a pint and a sample of some local life.
  • Get loaded with history at the Stirling castle, Eilean Donan Castle, National Gallery and National Museum of Scotland.
  • While in the Trossachs, take a boat cruise to soak in the panoramic views of the lochs Lomond and Katrine surrounded by mountains. Head to the highest mountain of the region, Ben Venue, the traditional meeting point of the goblins.
  • Visit the ancient port of Oban. Take a circular walk round the island of Kerrera, absorbing the splendour of Mull, the largest of inner Hebrides and the island of Iona.
  • Take the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig (voted by Wanderlust Magazine as the 'Top Rail Journey in the World’), crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct.
  • A spectacular journey through Inverness, capital of the Highlands and magical Isle of Skye. Dive into a diverse range of classic Highland scenery, including many 'must see' sights: dramatic Glencoe, mighty Ben Nevis, mysterious Loch Ness, haunting Culloden Battlefield and world famous Eilean Donan Castle.
  • Follow the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail through Speyside, each with its own warm welcome and an invitation to see, smell, taste and absorb the magic of whisky.

DID YOU KNOW

  • In 1909, the Scots were the tallest race in Europe. But due to the World War I, the average height of the men in Scotland fell by 9 inches in 1930
  • Scotland has over 790 islands; less than a quarter of them are populated and over 300 Castles - one per every 100 square miles
  • Edinburgh, like Rome, was built in 7 hills.
  • Bagpipes, haggis, kilts, whisky and tartan: none of these originates in Scotland. Bagpipes are from Asia Minor; haggis was eaten in Ancient Greece. Kilts and whisky are an Irish invention. Even the Scots themselves were an Irish tribe.
  • There are two seasons in Scotland: June and winter.
  • University of St Andrews is the birthplace of golf and also know for the fact that Prince William went there.
  • Scots have their own terms for lakes, hills, forests, and other natural formations. A small stream is called a "burn"; an estuary in the sea is called a "firth"; a valley is called a "glen"; a meadow or island is called an "inch"; a lake is called a "loch".

WHEN TO TRAVEL

Most people think of Scotland as the greenest, and also the wettest place on earth.Scotland is not the destination with the best weather, but it has its wetter and drier regions
Summer in Scotland is just plain gorgeous, although the hotel fares and just about everything else will be a little more expensive, you should consider it as the cover charge for the good weather.
Fall is probably the most underrated time to visit Scotland. The weather is not too bad although you will still get some rain especially on the Islands. Everything will be a little bit cheaper.

Many tourist consider Spring the best time for visiting Scotland, as the snow melts and it is a very good time for fishing as the Salmon swims upstream.

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