Scotland is famous for its brooding castles, sweeping lochs, and rugged mountains. Its complex history too makes it one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. It offers something for almost every type of tourist. If you are looking to visit this beautiful country, you might be interested to know about the top attractions and places to visit in Scotland. Here are the top 5 places to visit in Scotland with key attractions in those destinations:
Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, is famous for medieval old town. It has a good blend of historic and ultra modern architectural treasure along with green natural settings. Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Old Town, National Museum of Scotland, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Royal Botanic Garden, Royal Mile, the Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scottish National Gallery, and Inchcolm Abbey are some of the top Edinburgh attractions. Checking out all these is highly recommended but exploring the Edinburgh Old Town might be the best of the things to do in Edinburgh. The Scottish Parliament too is located in the old Edinburgh. Edinburgh organizes the world’s largest arts festival in August. So, if you are in Scotland in August, make sure you don’t miss the arts festival.
Glasgow should come next to Edinburgh in any list of top places to visit in Scotland. Glasgow offers a wide range of electrifying experiences whether your taste is for Tall Ship or Tearoom, Dinosaurs or Dali, Science or Scottish Football, Mackintosh or Modern Art. The Kelvingrove Museum of Glasgow is the most visited museum in the UK outside of London. Glasgow’s elegant Georgian city centre has been redesigned with slick shopping malls and boutiques. Major Glasgow attractions include Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow, Pollok Country Park, Kelvingrove Park, the Necropolis, Glasgow West End, and Glasgow Cathedral.
Aberdeen, known as “Europe’s Oil Capital” and called “the Flower of Scotland”, boasts of a number of Scottish castles, beautiful beaches, green oasis bursting with parks and flowers, and a sprinkling of museums, making it one of the top places to visit in Scotland. Craigievar Castle, Balmoral Castle, Crathes Castle, and Provost Skene’s House are some of the most notable Scottish Castles you would find in Aderdeen. St Machar’s Cathedral, the University and King’s College of Aberdeen, Balmedie Beach, Marischal College,the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Linn O’ Dee, Cruickshank Botanic Gardens, Castlegate and The Mercat Cross, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Brig o’Balgownie – Scotland’s Oldest Bridge, and Aberdeen Art Gallery are some of the most popular attractions in Aderdeen.
Stirling boasts of Scotland’s most extraordinary castles amd swathes of unspoilt countryside. Doune Castle, Stirling Castle, Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre, National Wallace Monument, Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, Church of the Holy Rude, Wallace Statue, Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Stirling.
Dundee, located on the banks of the River Tay, boasts of wonderful natural setting. The McManus, The Dundee Law, Discovery Point, Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee Museum of Transport, and BrewDog Dundee are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Dundee.
Author: Tajirul Haque
Tajirul Haque is a travel enthusiast and freelance travel writer on Upwork. Having written hundreds of travel articles on so many travel destinations around the world for his clients, Tajirul started Top Travel Lists back in September 2014. Travel writing is his passion and he always loves to write about a new destination as it allows him to know about more beautiful places the planet has to offer. He is always available for freelance travel writing opportunities.