Travelling Scotland by carWritten by Administrator
One of the great things about living in or near a country as compact and historical as Scotland is that you have a number of travel options that require very little effort or hassle. For many other people all around the world, the idea of travelling off to parts unknown involves a great deal of planning, and probably the purchase of plane tickets.
• Castles – One of Scotland’s main attractions for tourists, or even merely for those interested in history, is its plethora of medieval-aged castles, many of which remain in very good shape. Consider visiting famous locations such as Urquhart Castle, which still stands at the edge of Loch Ness as a picturesque and strong specimen of a castle. Or, for something a bit more modern, consider stopping by Balmoral Castle, which still exists as a place of residence, and which has been maintained and renovated throughout the years.
• Cities – Scotland is home to a number of cities worth visiting for their strong cultural centres and important places in history. For example, consider spending some time in Glasgow, which was once one of Europe’s largest cities, and which remains the most populous city in Scotland; or, stop by Edinburgh, the capital city sometimes referred to as the “Athens of the North” due to its historical significance during the Enlightenment Era. Both of these cities have a great deal of historical significance and modern personality that makes them well worth visiting.
These are just a few of the most noteworthy locations in Scotland that you may want to consider visiting if you have time to drive around the country. In truth, there are almost too many sites and locations in this country to mention easily, meaning that just about anywhere you go you are likely to find something beautiful, historical, and/or interesting. Scotland is home to numerous old cities and impressive castles, as well as picturesque settings ranging from mountains to beaches. You may be surprised just how much is in store for you on a quick trip to Scotland.