Travel to Scotland - See Glasgow, Edinburgh Castle, Aberdeen
Scotland, one of the 4 constituent countries of the United Kingdom (along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland), is located in northwest Europe.
It shares a border to the south with England and comprises the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, North Channel and Irish Sea.
Full of castles and cathedrals, Scotland provides a medieval atmosphere. Between the months of April and September, the weather is the most agreeable for sightseeing.
Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, blends the ancient with the modern in a fascinating way. Old churches, ancient battlements, mansions, and dance clubs all exist together along with volcanic peaks and rolling hills. On top of Castle Rock stands Edinburgh Castle, an ancient fortress that is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scotland. This dominant position affords
spectacular views of the city of Edinburgh from the castle, while also causing the castle to tower over Edinburgh's skyline.
Aberdeen has a busy harbor, one of the largest offshore oilfields, and a maritime museum. The city is a marvel of granite with almost all of its roads and buildings being constructed from granite.
Glasgow has numerous restaurants, museums, art galleries, pubs, and bars, as well as a happening art scene. This lively city includes many fine examples of Victorian architecture and terraces. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Scotland's most popular tourist attraction, comprising one of Europe's foremost art collections.
St. Andrews is a town that seems to draw international
students and golfers alike. Located nearby, Kellie Castle sits as a fine example of a Scottish palace. The Lorimer House provides accommodations for travelers. Tours on the Old Course for golf take visitors to places like the Road Hole Bunker and the Swilcan Bridge.
Enough of Melrose Abbey, constructed from red sandstone, has survived the English attacks in the 14th century to portray the decorative artwork that graced its walls. Today, a museum features some of the stonework and pottery that remain from the time period between the 12th and 15th centuries.
The Aviemore area of Scotland may very well be a skiing, hiking, and fishing paradise. Located in the Cairngorm Mountains, a variety of rare animals can be seen as well including osprey, red squirrel, pine marten, and wildcat.
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