Top 10 locations to add Scotland to your Travel List

We’re sure you’ll agree that Scotland is home to hundreds of truly magical locations up and down oor wee country from ancient Caledonian landscapes in the north to fascinating historical castles in the south. Let’s not forget the enchanting waterfalls and tropical islands. To celebrate World Tourism Day, we thought we’d share our top 10 favourite places to visit in Scotland!

1. Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire

One of Scotland’s most magical Castles and truly one of the most beautiful locations to visit, Dunnottar boasts a truly dramatic and evocative landscape. Perched atop a cliff edge on the North Sea, get ready to marvel at the stunning panoramic views of the sea as you explore centuries of history.

2. Isle of Iona

Scotland’s islands are famed for their beauty and are the Isle of Iona is a perfect example of this beauty. A small, picturesque island, just off the coast of Mull, with strong historical ties to Christianity, explore Iona Abbey and prepare to step back in time. If you’re after a truly unforgettable view, make sure to visit the beautiful bays on the island’s northern coast.

3. Loch Ken, Galloway Forest Park

This magical gem is found in the south east corner of the Galloway Forest Park and is a favourite amongst walkers, cyclists and watersport enthusiasts. Sunset is when this spot truly comes alive!

4. Mealt Falls, Isle of Skye

Skye offers some of Scotland’s most magical and majestic spots to explore, so it’s no wonder people flock to this island on holiday and Mealt Falls deserves a special mention. Partnered with the famous Kilt Rock, they create a fantastic viewpoint.

5. National Wallace Monument, Stirling

We’re sure you’ll agree that these snow-capped hills provide an impressive backdrop to oor famous National Wallace Monument in Stirling. Prepare to discover more about everyone’s favourite Scottish patriot, Sir William Wallace at this iconic national landmark.

6. Eoligarry Beach, Isle of Barra

Stretching as far as the eye can see, Barra’s Eoligarry Beach is truly spectacular. This white sand oasis is a must-visit spot if you’re exploring the Outer Hebridean islands!

7. Glenfinnan, Fort William

Set amid gorgeous Highland scenery, the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct has been used in many famous Hollywood scenes – most notably in the Harry Potter films. A must-visit for any photography enthusiasts!

8. Devil’s Pulpit, Finnich Glen

This one’s for the Outlander fans! Venture to the Devil’s Pulpit and admire the blood-red water that runs through Finnich Glen.

9. Loch Lomond

If it’s peace and quiet you’re after, Loch Lomond’s tranquil shores offers the perfect location to relax amongst oor countries natural beauty and breathe in the country air. If it’s views you’re after, make sure to take a walk to the top of any of the summit’s in the area and prepare yourself for awe-inspiring scenery!

10. Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Our list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Scotland’s most recognisable town! Tobermory’s bright and colourful houses along the harbour-front was the inspiration for the popular children’s TV series, Balamory.

We’d love to know your favourite places to visit in Scotland. Let us know in the comments Heartboxers!

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