Why visit Scotland?
Is it the party-animals of Edinburgh? Is it the wealth of historical amenities? Is it the serenity of Loch Ness? Which specific aspect of Scotland I have most preferred I do not know but I must say it is an incredible place. There are castles, distilleries, pubs, clubs and technological strokes of genius and I must say that it is imperative that you put Scotland on your bucket list. In this article I will describe for you what I have done each day I have spent here and I hope that it gives you a true flavour of Scottish culture and the reasons that I think will make you want to visit.
We arrived in Edinburgh at about 6 o clock and the weather was absolutely incredible. The people I was travelling with just wanted a quiet evening so I decided to take the bull by the horns and head out on the town by myself. Amid drunken double-vision I finally realized I was in the Gay district of Edinburgh and even though I am not gay I must say I had a lot of fun. What a beautiful city. Paracetamol was very much required the next morning!
Today begin our cultural experience of Edinburgh in sweltering heat and despite my hangover I must say I was in high spirits. We visited Edinburgh castle which has great tour guides and a multitude of fantastic historical points of interest including the Scottish Crown Jewels and some very large canons. We went to a Weatherspoons which has excellently priced food and drink. I awoke with sunburn. Sunburn in Scotland? Yes, it is one to tell the grandchildren!
DAY 3Today was a very chilled out day as a result of serious hangovers. We travelled as far as Inverness (not before a journey to the Falkirk wheel, a real example of British technological genius) and had a lovely relaxed evening. Well needed I think. If you’re looking for something to enthrall that is reasonably priced a visit to the Falkirk wheel is a must.
Today we visited Loch Ness which is in my opinion serenity personified. The calmest of waters, the calmest of people, it really is a place to go if you want to just switch off and reflect. I don’t think there is much more I can say, all I will say is it’s somewhere you simply have to see.
Today a serious drive to the West of Scotland to the Isle of Skye. A place with a truly incredible landscape, hospitable people and stunning mountains. I must say that this has been my favourite part of the holiday so far because of the amazing people that we have met and the incredibly tasty food we have eaten.
Scotland truly is one of those places you have to see before you die. Do not wait until you are too old; come and see it here and now. As I have previously stated – amazing people, culture, food and drink. What else do you need?