When you’re thinking of taking a trip somewhere, most people have a tendency to assume that the further away you get from the home, the better. People have the image in their mind of disappearing away to some sun-drenched island where they don’t speak the language and can totally escape in order to have an amazing vacation. And, to be fair, that is a wonderful way of doing things. But it’s also pretty pricey and can involve a huge amount of planning. If you’re not quite so inclined to go to such long distances, then there are amazing vacation opportunities much closer to home. Scotland is one of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world, and it’s practically on your doorstep! With that in mind, here are just some of the amazing things that you can do in the highlands, the lowlands, and everywhere in between!
Not only are many of the cities in Scotland historical and filled with amazing architecture and history, but they’re also full of life and vibrant culture. There are so many things to do in Edinburgh that you could spend a lifetime just going back to that city over and over and you’d never find all of its little secrets. The same goes for Glasgow. Whether you want fine food, a quiet place to drink and chat, a night on the town, or some amazing boutiques and shops, the cities of Scotland have everything you could ever want and more.
Few places are more in touch with their history and culture than Scotland. While many places have a clear divide between the historic parts of their countries and the parts rooted in the present day, Scotland has no such division. You can go from ultra-modern architecture to gorgeous heritage sights in a matter of moments. Even many of the hotels in Scotland have more history in them than entire other countries! It’s the kind of place that genuinely lives and breathes its cultural heritage, and it’s something that really needs to be experienced first hand.
The natural beauty in Scotland really is like something out of a fairytale. From the mountains of the highlands overlooking the sea to the clear, still lochs, Scotland is the kind of place where getting lost is just going to make your experience even better. There’s a reason why Scotland is so often chosen as the location for a lot of Hollywood blockbusters, with so much incredibly natural beauty just waiting to be discovered, why wouldn’t you want to capture it on screen. Don’t’ be afraid to go off the beaten track and discover some of the Scottish landscape’s incredible hidden gems.
A lot of people tend to scoff at the idea of taking a vacation without going abroad, but you really don’t have to go to the other side of the world to experience some amazing natural beauty, vibrant culture, and long-standing history. Don’t write off experiences just because they’re a little closer to home.
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