Your trip to Scotland can’t be completed without visiting the attractive North Sea port city of Aberdeen. Considered as one of the country’s top destinations, Aberdeen is a delightful place to explore on foot since lacing up the walking shoes will not only help you be able to explore its so many fine examples of old, well-preserved architecture, but also to spend time in its pleasant parks and gardens.
A highlight of a self-guided walking tour is St. Machar’s Cathedral, which was built in the 1300s and one of the best-preserved examples of medieval architecture construction in the country, and also one of the many fine examples of old homes and merchant buildings that are made from the unique local granite sparkling in sunlight, giving the town its “Silver City” nickname.
The town has a second, equally complimentary nickname: “The Flower of Scotland”, which it is certainly well-deserved thanks to its lovely green spaces such as the David Welch Winter Gardens at Duthie Park, where you can wander one of the biggest indoor gardens in Europe and is home to numerous species of domestic and exotic plants.
Other places for an exiting walk include Aberdeen’s two miles of beaches or simply up and down the Old High Street popular for its shopping and dining experiences.
7. Loch Lomond
Easy to get to from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Loch Lomond is a convenient destination to visit in Scotland for those who need a glimpse of some of the country’s most iconic scenery. Loch Lomond is also the largest body of fresh water in the UK. It is so picturesque that Walter Scott, one of the country’s leading writers, famously labeled this magnificent stretch of water the “Queen of Scottish Lakes.”
Visiting Loch Lomond, you can do gentle activities and pursuits including boat tours and cruises as well as visiting attractions like the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, or shopping at the modern Loch Lomond Shores entertainment complex with its famous SEA LIFE Aquarium.