Great Places to Visit When on Holiday in Scotland
No matter where you are in the UK or another part of the world, Scotland is a fantastic place to visit, with a rich history and some of the most stunning landscapes you will see in your lifetime.
Last year, Scotland was voted the third best place to visit in the world by travel guide Lonely Planet.
With so much to offer it’s fair to say that once you have visited Scotland you’ll want to visit the rest of it.
So if you’re planning to go on a little bit of a trip to take in the best of what Scotland offers, we’ve devised a killer list of the best places to visit in Scotland for your travelling pleasure. We have also included ways to get there, so that you don’t have to worry about anything but your luggage and accommodation!
Without further ado, here’s our list of the 4 best places to visit in Scotland.
1. Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is arguably the best example of Scottish architecture, ideology, and historical military tact located in one place. It is an extremely well-preserved castle, and because it’s located in Edinburgh, it’s easily accessible from almost anywhere in Scotland, and it is ideally located near hotels and holiday homes.
How to get there: The nearest train station to Edinburgh Castle is Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station, which is either connected directly or in-directly to all other major railway stations across the UK. If you book train tickets to this railway station, Edinburgh Castle will be immediately visible upon your exit.
2. Ben Nevis
The Scottish Highlands are one of the natural beauties of the world. No matter where you visit in the Scottish Highlands, you will be met with awe and wonder, but if you want to visit the best of them all, you simply must set your sights on Ben Nevis, the British Isle’s highest summit.
How to get there: To get to Ben Nevis, you should ALWAYS use the train, because this is the most scenic route you can take. Take the West Highland Line from Glasgow train station – this connects Glasgow to Fort William, and winds to the stunning Mallaig. This train will give you stunning views and plenty of photography potential.
3. Loch Ness
Will you find the monster? Loch Ness is the second biggest loch in Scotland, and it has secured its place in history through tales and folklore. It is around a mile wide and it’s one of the few places in the UK that can literally make your jaw drop. Stunningly beautiful no matter the season, Loch Ness is recommended for anybody.
How to get there: The nearest train station to Loch Ness is Inverness, and from here there are regular journeys by coach to the bottom of Loch Ness. The train station is around 15 minutes away from the top of Loch Ness by foot.
4. Broch of Mousa
Located on the Shetland Islands, the Broch of Mousa is a stunningly well-preserved broch that dates back to 100 BC. It is the only broch in the world that remains complete with its right to the top. There are no roads on Mousa, so make sure you take your walking boots!
How to get there: To visit Broch of Mousa, you will need to either catch a boat, or fly to Mousa from Aberdeen, Glasgow, or Inverness. Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, and Gatwick are among the airports that service Mousa in England.