Due to the recent credit crunch many people are choosing to holiday more locally than ever before, and why not? The UK has many Beautiful spots to discover, relax and unwind in whilst on holiday.
One of the most popular destinations people from across the UK are visiting is Scotland, with its magnificent scenery and friendly locals it’s no wonder people are flocking here for their annual leave. With so much to see and do in this northern land you will never once be bored.
Generally Scotland is seen as an unspoilt and clean land with a long and complex history, combined with hundreds if not thousands of historic sites and attractions, a holiday in Scotland is surely going to be one to remember. From the bustling cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the tranquil glens and lochs of the north there is something for everyone. Whether a keen rambler or a city lover Scotland can be sure to cater for all needs.
Below I have listed some of the best attractions and events to do in Scotland in 2015.
Attractions and sites
Edinburgh Castle: By far one of the most visited attractions in Scotland is that of Edinburgh Castle. This historical Fortress dominates the skyline of this vibrant city, built in the 12th century this is must see for any history fanatic or for people who just enjoy awe inspiring sights.
Loch Ness: This large and very deep Loch (lake) stretches almost 23 miles long and is located in the Breath taking Scottish Highlands. Probably the most famous thing is the legend of the Loch Ness Monster which is supposed to dwell in these deep and murky waters.
Falkirk Wheel: Opened in 2002 this rotating boat lift is a marvel of modern engineering which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.
Ben Nevis: Ben Nevis stands 1,344 meters above sea level making it the highest mountain in the British Isles. Located in the Grampian Mountain range in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands is a must for the mountaineering and outdoor enthusiast.
The Golf Open Championship: Well no trip to Scotland would be complete without visiting the home of golf. The famous St Andrews golf course hosts this event which attracts some of the world’s best players. And by clicking here you could be in with a chance to win tickets to attend this event.
Edinburgh International Film Festival: This world famous event is held between the 17th of June to the 28th of June and is a festival that promotes the best in international and local film.