Five different options to enjoy Scotland

Scotland is a country that offers multiple possibilities for sightseeing and being traveled. Despite being small, it is one of the best destinations to live unforgettable experiences that are somewhat different from those in other countries. In addition, they are options that have nothing to do with the typical tourist routes that are made by Scottish lands. And what can be done? Take note of these alternatives to live and know a quite different Scotland.


Scotland is known above all for its castles and beautiful landscapes. But, their lands are much more. Few people know that it is an ideal place to observe stars and, furthermore, to do so without the need for a telescope .

This observation can be done from Galloway Forest Park , which is one of only four Dark Sky Parks in the western world and the only one in the UK.

In addition, it is possible to visit one of the Dark Sky Discovery Points scattered around the Highlands or go to the island of Coll , also known as the Dark Sky Island of Scotland. Any of these locations is a good option.



Continuing with the observations, Scotland is an ideal place to contemplate the Aurora Borealis . The best area to see this nocturnal phenomenon is the northern part of Scotland, although it is possible to see it from anywhere in the country.

When planning your trip, it is important to know that the autumn and winter months are the best time of year to observe the Aurora Borealis. And it is worth waiting for these dates because the show is truly amazing.


One of the main charms of Scotland are the estuaries and its islands. And, to observe them, nothing better than taking a sailing trip through the estuaries of the Isle of Skye and the archipelago of Samll Isles .

The route must take us to the west coast of Scotland to experience all the charm of the Inner Hebrides or the Knoydart peninsula . During navigation, the backdrop of unspoiled islands and high sea cliffs should not be missed.


Traveling by train in Scotland also has its charm. Specifically, on the Jacobite steam train , whose route is considered one of the most spectacular in the world. There are only 135 kilometers of circular route in which the landscapes are observed, which are characterized by their great contrasts.

The tour leads to visit Fort William, the shores of Loch Eil, Loch Morar and Mallaig. There is a ferry there that takes you to the Isle of Skye. But, without a doubt, one of the best moments of the trip is when you cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct – one of the best works of engineering in the world – as you can see the views of the Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Siel.


Scotland is also an ideal country for walking and, specifically, between islands . One of the best itineraries is the island of St Ninian , whose beaches are compared to those of the Caribbean. This island is linked to the Mainland , in the Shetland archipelago.

Another option for walking is to go to the Forth Road Bridge , which is one of the most iconic in the country and through which thousands of people travel daily between Edinburgh and the Lothians.

When crossing this bridge, there are spectacular views from both sides, that is, whether you look at the landscape towards the railway bridge or towards the Queensfery Crossing area. And, of course, we must not forget to see the bridge , which is another of the best engineering works that exist in the country and in the world.