Top Tourist Attractions In Scotland
Scotland is a unique country popular for a number of attractions for the tourists, it is laden with scenery, and the place is known as the birthplace of golf and popular for its bagpipes and the mythical monster loch Ness. Scotland is also famous for the castles and fabled battlefield and some celebrities like Sir Walter Scott and Robbie Burns.
These are the most popular spots visited by the tourists.
- Edinburgh Castle
This is the most famous fortress from the 13th century and presently A national monument in Scotland. Edinburgh Castle is located on the top of black basalt rock. The entrance of the castle is through a drawbridge on old moat. There are bronze statues of the legendary heroes who fought fierce battle and defeated the English.
- Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
The game of Golf is construed as an invention of the Scots same as many other inventions claimed like the invention of the bicycle, postage stamps, telephones and steam engines. The place which draws maximum tourists to the famous Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. The place is located 12 miles away from Dundee, and is known to have been created in 1750 and is acclaimed internationally. There is old clubhouse and British Golf museum which is worth visiting.
- Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond is the largest lake in Briton, located near Glasgow and popularly known as the Queen of Scottish lakes. The lake is full with a high bounty of fishes like trout and Salmon. The spot is very popular with water sport lovers and hikers so also the wonderful scenery. The fresh lakeside air and the number of outdoor activities available always tempt the tourists.
- Loch Ness
Loch Ness is the mythical monster existing for countless centuries. There are plenty of stories in the exhibits at the Loch Ness Exhibition at the Drumnadrochit Hotel. There is Urquhart Castle on the strip of the adjacent span of land which, along with the Loch Ness continues to be one of the strongest tourist attractions in the tour Scotland.
Stirling is a famous battlefield located between Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is the place, known where there were plenty of famous historic battles were fought such as the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when English invaders were defeated by Robert the Bruce, Then the Battle of Stirling Bridge, battle for Scottish independence. The majestic Wallace monument is also located in this area which is a grand 246 step tower where the visitors can have a fantastic view of the entire area. The Stirling Castle, built on the 250 feet high volcanic crag dates back to the 12th century. This Castle has played a pivotal role in the history of Scotland.
- Robbie Burns Country
This is a prime spot in the tour of Scotland. The birthplace of the famous poet Robbie Burns, there is Birthplace Museum in Alloway in the outskirts of Ayr. There is a thatched house where the poet was born and has spent the time of his childhood. There is the Robert Burns House, where the famous poet spent his last four years of life, this is now maintained as a museum displaying memorabilia related to the famous poet Burns.
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