Travelling the world can be an amazing experience. Seeing unbelieving cities and views that are picture perfect. Getting to know different cultures can give you a humbling experience. However, travelling the world and seeing beautiful sights can be right on our doorsteps. Scotland offers breath-taking scenery that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The highlands and islands of Scotland have stunning landscapes that go on for miles. This Scottish travel guide will show you all the best places to visit in Scotland.
Mull of Galloway
This is Scotland’s most southerly points, but it is not be missed. Visiting the Mull of Galloway will reward you will dramatically stunning cliff top walks among the RSPB Reserve and a site of special scientific interest. You can climb the 115 steps to reach the top of the stunning whitewashed Robert Stevenson designed lighthouse. Once you reach the top you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking Scottish views.
The Mull of Galloway is one of Scotland’s biggest secrets as it is an unspoilt paradise for visitors to enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Scotland has to offer. The stunning countryside surrounding the Mull of Galloway is located in the Rhines of Galloway, joined together by sandy beaches. The splendid views from the cliff top walks allow appreciating the wildlife that Mull of Galloway has to offer. This spectacular location is one of the best places in the UK to view dolphins, sea birds and porpoises.
Fairy Pools, Skye
This enchanting place is located in Skye, near the village of Carbost on the West of Skye. The beautiful crystal clear blue pools on the river Brittle can be seen at Fairy Pools. These pools have become famous due to their charming and captivating appearance.
People come from all over the world to visit these enchanting pools. They also make for a great wild swimming location for those brave enough to swim in the cold Scottish water. If that isn’t your idea of fun, the Fairy Pools make a stunning location for some fantastic photos.
The Finnich Glen is a stunning but strange natural gorge. The Finnich Glen is said to be used for Druid rituals and secret meetings by Covenanters. The walls surrounding the gorge is covered in bright green moss. The copper colour of the water can resemble as a river of blood. Making the mythical location even more exciting and captivating.
This mythical location puts Scotland on the map as it is the third largest whirlpool in the world. It is located between the isles of Jura and Scarba. The potential dangerous location has specialised boat tours that know their way around the whirlpool. This is also the best way to visit the extraordinary location.
The whirlpool has become a legend in Scotland with many stories and myths being associated with it. One of the myths comes from Scottish mythology, where they believe that the hag goddess of winter uses the whirlpool to wash her great plaid. The whirlpool was the washtub for the goddess of winter. Another story surrounding the whirlpool involves Norse King, Breacan. Where is it is believed that he was trying to impress a local princess by mooring his boat near the whirlpool but unfortunately was dragged into the rushing waters?
Scotland is one of the best places to visit if you love the outdoors. The unspoilt, stunning locations that Scotland has to offer makes Scotland an amazing place to visit. Explore your wild side today by visiting one of these mythical locations in Scotland.