Scotland – The Country of Ancient Heritage

Scotland boasts many stunning. The Urquhart Castle overlooks Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The castle has been handed many times in history and witnessed many bloody battles, since the 17th century the castle was only a ruin.

Scotland occupies one third of the northern area of ​​the British Isles. In addition to the mainland on the British Isles, the country has more than 790 islands, including the Northern Archipelago and the Hebrides (according to wikipedia). Mull is the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago. From Fionnphort on Mull Island, you can take a ferry to the small islands of the Iona archipelago, considered as the historic center of Christianity in the country. Come to Iona, visitors enjoy the peaceful setting of Hill of the Angels, where Columba is said to have prayed. Columba founded a monastery on the island and he was considered a Christian evangelist in Scotland.

The Isle of Skye – also known as the cloud island – is the largest northernmost island of the Inner Hebrides. The most attractive attraction in Skye is the spectacular natural landscape. Kilt Rock is considered a popular spot in Skye. This 200m high cliff looks like the folds of a traditional Scottish kilt and the name Kilt Rock was born there.

Many of Scotland’s freshwater lakes are known for their crystal clear water and are often covered in fanciful fog.

The most famous of the lakes in Scotland is Loch Ness, where many still say that there is a giant monster living in deep water.

In addition to owning many of the islands and freshwater lakes, Scotland is also known as the land of ancient castles and villages. Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland has been home to the aristocracy since the 13th century. The work is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the country. Guests are welcome to visit the castle as well as the land of the gardens owned by it.

Skara Brae of the Orkney Islands is one of the best preserved prehistoric villages in Western Europe. These ancient homes are part of the Orkney Stone Heritage World Center. Also recognized as a World Heritage Site, the Ring of Brodgar is a large, circular reef dating from about 2,000 BC to 2,500 BC. Callanish stone is the pride of the Scottish people. It is estimated that the main pillars were erected about 4,500 – 5,000 years ago. Just like Stonehenge in the south of England, this rock can be a place where important rituals take place.

Coastal St. Andrews is also famous for being the birthplace of golf. This place is known for appearing in several scenes of the movie “Chariots of Fire” and where Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton meet at St. Andrews.

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