Places to visit in Scotland
Ever thought of visiting mountains, wildlife, extensive greenery as well as glacial glens and not to forget the lochs or the lakes. It is a part of the United Kingdom (U.K) and is the Northernmost country. The major cities of Scotland are Edinburg and Glasgow.
Scotland is one such place which every individual might enjoy and when traveling to Europe, do not forget to miss this amazing experience. Below is the list of exotic places to visit in Scotland.
1. Cairngorms National Park: Termed as Mhonaidh Ruaidh, is a national park in Scotland established in the North-Eastern part of the country. Opened in the year 2003, it is the second of the National Park that had been established by the Scottish parliament after the initial 2 parks which are Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, which was set up the previous year 2002. Based on the statistics the population of tourists visiting the place is around 1.8 million per year. When spoken in terms of the percentage, around 25% are domestic tourists while 21 % are from different parts of the world. It is termed as the largest National Park in the Isles of British, which got expanded to Perth and Kinross in the year 2010.
People visiting this place can view some of the interesting animal species. Birds like Golden, Eagles, ring ouzel, red grouse among others are majorly found in this national park. Red Deer and Mountain Hare are the mammal species found here. You can also find the only visible species of Reen Deer in the entire British Isles, and the best part is that the herd has reached up to 150 due to its improved habitual surroundings.
People coming to Scotland who loves being with nature should consider making the Cairngorms National Park as the first one of the lot.
2. Ayr: A Southwest town in the Scottish Country is famously known for it is located at the mouth of the River Ayr. In 1205, Ayr was established as the Royal Burg. With only 46,000 as the entire population, the place manages to awe the tourists with its magnificent Ayr beach, Burns cottage, and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Galloway National Park, Alloway- a conservation village, the beach in Ballantrae- Known for its beach that offers the views of Alisa Craig, the Arran, and Kintyre.
3. Aberdeen: Known as Obar Dheathain located in the North-East part of Scotland has a population of 196000. It is the third most populated city in Scotland, People visiting Aberdeen, need to surely consider visiting Duthie Park, St. Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, The Gordon Highlanders Museum, last but not the least the Art Gallery Museum. These are the prime places that will be worth every penny for the ones visiting Aberdeen, Scotland.
4. Dundee: It is the fourth largest city in Scotland and is known primarily for its exotic museums. The McManus Dundee’s Art and Gallery Museum and Broughty Castle Museum are the places where the tourists can get an experience of Scottish culture and their artistic culture. Other places that people can think of visiting while in Scotland are Camperdown Wildlife center, Craigtoun Country Park, Dundee Science Center, Tentsmuir forest, Monikie Country Park, Mills Observatory, Slessor Garden, Dundee Museum of Transport are amongst the many places that one can think of visiting while at Dundee.
5. Falkirk: Found in Central Lowlands, this city is full of surprises. It is 23.3 miles north-west of Edinburg and 20.5 miles of North-east of Glasgow. Some of the places that one can visit while at this place are Falkirk Wheel, Callender House, and the Kelpies.
6. Glencoe: It is the village located at the Glencoe Valley, in the Scottish Highlands. The place is known for waterfalls, thatched cottages, trails to climb peaks such as Buachaille Etive Mor and Bidean Nam Bian. The wildlife parks in Glasgow is known for red deers and golden eagles.
7. Invergordon: it is a town with a port in the Eastern Ross, Scotland. Places that people can visit while in this town are Donkey Bridge, Cromarty Firth (Wildlife and scenic views), Invergordon Museum, Balnagown Castle.