Thinking about your next vacation? How about a trip to Scotland ? This fairytale country will allow you to enjoy a wonderful culture, amazing traditions, famous legends, mysterious cities and, of course, spectacular natural landscapes that, by the way, are extremely varied. Thus, you can find rugged terrain, rugged mountains, soft green pastures, amazing coasts …
Although there are many landscapes that are worth contemplating in this idyllic country in northern Europe, today we are going to stay only with those that, for us, are the most beautiful. Of course, if you think there is another corner of Scotland that deserves to be on the list, do not hesitate to give us your opinion. We will be delighted to receive it. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about Loch Lomond which, at 8 kilometers wide and 38 kilometers long, is considered the largest lake in Great Britain. This is the heart of the Trossachs area, which is the lower part of the Highlands. We recommend that you take excursions on foot or by boat and that you walk around the place to contemplate the beauty of the area.
How could it be otherwise, we have to talk about the Orkney archipelago, 70 islands in which you cannot find elevated reliefs, although they do offer prehistoric menhirs, castles, fortresses … Skara Brae stands out, an area where you can discover settlements over 5,000 years old. Of course, their wild and rebellious nature is also striking.
Another landscape that could not be missing from the list is Ben Nevis, the highest elevation in the United Kingdom. Also known as The Ben, it is a true paradise for mountaineering enthusiasts, especially for its 700-meter-high cliffs on the north side. From the top you can see the beautiful city of Fort William.
Eilean Donan Castle
As you know, Scotland is a country full of castles, so it is not surprising that we include some in the list. In this case we are going to opt for the Eilean Donan Castle, a fortress built in 1200 in a strategic point, specifically on a small island in the middle of a lake. How could it be otherwise, it is the setting for many films. The interior of the castle is somewhat kitsch, but it is still worth exploring.
Another Scottish landscape worth seeing is the Glen Cloe Valley, dominated by three gigantic rock formations called Thrre Sisters. Located in the Highlands, this beautiful valley looks even more spectacular from the main road leading from the east. You will be amazed by the mountain ridges, the torrents that burst forth with deafening waterfalls, the low clouds and the silent and hidden valleys.
Nor could the famous Loch Ness be missing from this list, which beyond the monster, hides a truly spectacular landscape, with an impenetrable depth and a backdrop formed by silent and abrupt mountains. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that due to the fog and the cold the place acquires a most mysterious atmosphere,
Isle of Skye
Finally, we want to talk about the Isle of Skye, one of the main tourist destinations in Scotland. It is connected to the mainland by an arched peak and offers a great variety of landscapes. As if that were not enough, many Gaelic traditions are preserved here, including the language. Although there are many corners of this island that we should highlight, we are left with The Old Man of Stoor , one of its best known points.