Top 10 cities and places you must visit in Scotland (part 2)

3. Scottish Highlands

There are only few travel destinations that can capture the imagination of the magnificent Scottish Highlands. This space of outstanding natural beauty is where you can find some of the most romantic scenery which has been used as the backdrop to a lot of hit movies and TV shows, including the worldwide popular Outlander series.

Start your exploration of the Scottish Highlands in Inverness, then head to nearby Loch Ness. Famous for its monster and dramatic ruins of Urquhart Castle, Scotland’s most famous lake, a natural fault line that is marked by the Caledonian Canal, one of the most amazing feats of engineering in Scotland and an amazing way to spend a few hours on sightseeing by boat.

A few favorite places to visit in the country as you tour the Highlands feature the quaint coastal town of Dornoch with old castle ruins and cathedral and Aviemore, consideres as a perfect ski destination in winter. In warmer weather, Scottish Highlands is popular for the biking and hiking adventures in the Cairngorms National Park. This famous park is also great for other outdoor experiences such as sea kayaking, gorge walking, white-water rafting, and fishing.

4. St. Andrews

St. Andrews is regarded as one of the top golf destinations in the world. Golfers from around the world make the pilgrimage to its seven classic links courses, drawn by the prestige of playing the planet’s oldest golf course – the par-72 Old Course –  as well as the opportunity to play in so many golf greats that have teed off before them.

Don’t forget to visit the nearby British Golf Museum, which is something of a shrine to the greats who have played the St. Andrews’ courses, and detail the history of the sport over the centuries.

There are plenty of other fun things we can do in St. Andrews, which is also famous as a university town. Spend time exploring the fine old buildings in the University of St. Andrews, simply wander the university grounds, admire the well-preserved medieval architecture, and check out on-site attractions like its history museum and art galleries.

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