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|Scotland travel guide
The charisma and aura of the European country Scotland is
unknown to none. It is the land, which was a surface to numerous
significant historical battles, is the mother of cherished sport
'golf' and is globally appreciated for its Balmoral Castle (a
vacation spot for Queen Elizabeth and her family) and Scotch
whisky. Scotland is blessed with a rich history, culture and
scenic splendor. It is one amongst the most admired places on
the globe today. Geographically, Scotland is bifurcated into
three regions- Southern Uplands, Central Lowlands and Highlands.
These regions adjoin different places and comprise of different
landforms for instance by way of river valleys the Southern
Uplands act as a link between the country's central plain and
The Scotland Activities
* Since time memorial golf is an immensely crucial activity in
Scotland. Infact the golf sport originated from this very
European country. The Highlands region of Scotland nestles some
of the prominent golf courses in the world. There are around 540
golf courses in Scotland. These are variously scattered in
Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Historic Heartland and Central
areas of Scotland.
* Cycling and bike riding is another cherished pastime in
Scotland. The enthusiasm for cycling is such that many tourists
hire bikes to explore this divinely beautiful place. The
Glencoe, Galloway region and the Isle of Skye are perfect
spectacular riding places.
* The exclusive Scotland attractions are the Heavy and Light
Athletics. Heavy Athletics includes games that demand muscle.
These games are stone, weight and hammer throwing, sheaf tossing
and so forth. Dancing, sprinting, running and jumping are the
light athletics sports that basically require an impregnable
City Look The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is a perfect
blend of contemporary and archaic Scotland. The traditional
reflected from the ancient Edinburgh castles and
buildings. While the marvelously constructed hotels, restaurants
and thrilling nightlife are the emblems of present-day Scotland.
Edinburgh is swarming with people every year for more than one
reason. The foremost attractions are the museums of this place.
The Royal Museum that houses the first cloned sheep named Dolly,
the National Gallery of Scotland along with quite a few national
museums are paradigmatic cases in point. Next there are the
famous Edinburgh castle, the Royal Mile Street that conjoins
this castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the garden of
medicinal plants i.e. the Royal Botanical Gardens and the
Princes Street, worldwide famous for shopping.
If you want to experience the mind-boggling Scottish Opera and
Scottish Ballet, the city of Glasgow is a place ideal for that.
Apart from being a home for some of the most noteworthy Scot
museums such as St. Mungo Museum Religious Life, the largely
acclaimed Museum of Transport and the Scotland Street School
Museum; Glasgow is endowed with ample of other lures to woo its
visitors. For instance there are primitive constructions like
The Pollock House, the Country Black, the Glasgow Cathedral and
the Bothwel Castle. These places hold immense significance not
just as tokens of an abundant history but also in incurring
tourist wealth. Not to forget are Glasgow's eminent pedestrian
shopping streets- Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street etc. Some
The best feature of Scotland is an easy access to it. Americans
can throng this place without any passport. April to September
are the ideal months to visit Scotland. So make sure that you
get your reservations done beforehand. Scotland does not accept
Euro currency. The visitors must get it exchanged prior to their
About the author:
Mansi gupta writes about Scotland travel .