Scotland is one thirteenth the size of Ontario, full of history and filled with spectacular sites and destinations. The yearlong moderate climate with lush green landscape and wonderfully friendly and happy people, make Scotland a truly great place to add to your bucket list of adventures.
With spectacular views, incredible food and magnificent wild life, Scotland does not disappoint as a holiday destination.
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Here are three areas that will give you a good overall taste of Scotland, including some of the best places, old and new, that one might choose to fit into an enjoyable holiday.
Voted the 4th most beautiful city in the world. The old and new towns are both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The top attraction isEdinburgh castle which is right in the centre of the city. Other things to see in the city – Holyrood Palace and National museum of Scotland. Nearby places include The Forth Bridge and Rosslyn chapel (from the film ‘The Da Vinci code’).
Stirling Surrounded by and the centre of much of the history of Scotland, Stirling castle was the most strategic of Scotland’s castles. Beautifully restored by Historic Scotland, it is another must see, as is the Wallace monument on Abbey Craig, and the battlefield site and visitor centre at Bannockburn. The area also boasts the Kelpies, many Roman remains and the Falkirk Wheel which is a modern version of the popular Peterborough Lift Lock in Ontario.
The Isle of Skye is geologically diverse and one of the most beautiful of all the Scottish islands. Strange rock formations stretch up its east coast along an ancient landslip known as the Quiraing. There is much to see on the way to Skye including stunning views over Glengarry, Eilean Donan Castle, and the beautiful village of Plockton, nestled in a lovely bay with palm trees along the shore.
For fans of the popular Outlander Series, the Kingdom of Fife to the north of Edinburgh has the villages of Culross and Falkland where much of the series was filmed and it also contains St. Andrews Golf Course – known as the birthplace of golf, for devotees of the game of golf.
Let the knowledgeable travel experts at Merit Travel plan a trip to remember in beautiful Scotland, or anywhere else you can dream of. Contact your local Merit Travel expert in Peterborough on 1.705.743.1635 or visit www.merittravel.com.