With its untamed highlands and windswept islands,
spectacular lochs and glens, intriguing cities and
amazing hospitality, Scotland has much more to offer
the tourist than the cliché of kilts and bagpipes.
Although part of Great Britain, located north of England,
Scotland is a land and culture completely contrasting
and historically in conflict with its southern neighbours.
Scotland shows the extremities that Great Britain
has to offer. The ragged Highland landscape
and isolated Hebrides islands can rarely be
matched and its dramatic landscapes have proved perfect
sets for epic films like Braveheart and
Local Hero, and an inspiration for Romantic poets.
From the culture capital of Edinburgh (more
akin to a little London) to the urban energy of Glasgow,
and more castles that you can imagine - Scotland is
possibly the most beautiful and diverse land to visit
in this pocket of Western Europe. Snow capped mountains,
heather covered hills, graceful lochs and fresh water
streams all make this one of the underrated natural
gems of Europe.
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