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Plan your trip to Scotland with these 5 crucial blog posts!

I guess many times when planning a trip to Scotland you had to browse almost the entire Internet in search of information worth your attention concerning attractions and places that you should visit.

This process not only takes a lot of time but also requires reading a lot of similar posts. That’s why I’m here to help you.

I decided to create this post for all of you who want to find the information that interests you the most. So I will start with a post in which you will find the best places in Scotland, then a post about unknown places but worth visiting, another one presents places of historical importance.

Glencoe Lochan

I will also add information about a post in which I will suggest what you can see visiting Scotland in just 3 days and finally useful tips for those of you who already pack their backpacks and set off on a trip to visit fantastic Scotland.

Prepare yourself for all the necessary information gathered in one place.

1. Best Places to Visit in Scotland

When you visit Scotland for the first time, there are a few places you need to see, there is no escape from it, that is why the post of the best places to visit in Scotland will definitely get your attention.

This post will take you on a journey:

  • through the cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen,
  • through the stunning Scottish Landscape from which it is possible to distinguish places such as Quiraing, Glencoe, Fingal’ Cave, Old Man of Storr, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond and the Isle of Iona,
  • thought beautiful kept Scottish Castles such as Dunnottar Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle, Stirling Castle and Melrose Abbey,
  • and through spectacular Scottish Monuments such as The National Wallace Monument, The Standing Stones at Callanish, Skara Brae, The Kelpies and Forth Rail Bridge.

This list may seem overwhelming but to be honest, it is just a list of the most popular places which are absolute must see when visiting Scotland however there are a lot more to see than just those above-listed places.

Aberdeen Beach

Nevertheless, I understand that not everything can be seen at once so I encourage you to read the post carefully where each of the places is described in detail and you will probably get a clear idea of what really sparks your heart and what you would most desire to see.

2. Top Hidden Places Around Scotland

If during your adventures you try to avoid those obvious places that are commonly mentioned in most guides and you would like to feel like an explorer going to places unknown to most tourists, I think that the post about hidden places will meet your expectations.


This post will take you on a journey:

  • through picturesque Parallel Roads in Highlands,
  • thought fascinating phenomenon which can be found on the Electric Brae in Ayrshire,
  • through colourful Buddhist Temple of Kagyu Samye Ling in Dumfries and Galloway,
  • through the oldest tree of Britain in The Fortingall Yew, Perthshire,
  • thought the lovely garden of Little Sparta Trust in South Lanarkshire,
  • through the amusing pineapple shaped dome of the Dunmore Pineapple,
  • through the largest hedges of Meikleour Beech Hedges in Perth and Kinross,
  • through exciting dinosaur footprints in Staffin Bay on the Isle of Sky,
  • through cliffs of Fast Castle,
  • through marvellous Whaligoe Steps,
  • through ruined Badbea Clearance Village,
  • through prehistoric Tomb of the Eagles,
  • through the whirlpool of infamous Corryvreckan,
  • and through abundant isle with the Ship of Death.

If you think that this list is quite extensive, I would like to inform you that Scotland has probably more hidden gems and non-obvious places than the obvious ones. This country is full of incredible, unique and mysterious secrets so it’s worth seeing at least some of them.

3. The Oldest Places in Scotland

For those of you who like to visit historic sites with a great amount of history, the list of places mentioned in the post about the oldest places in Scotland will surely delight you.

If you want to discover:

  • the Oldest Pub in Scotland,
  • the Oldest Golf Course in the World,
  • the Oldest Inhabited House in Scotland,
  • the Oldest Tree in Britain,
  • the Oldest Museum in Scotland,
  • the Oldest Hill Fort in Scotland,
  • the Oldest Village in Scotland,
  • the Oldest Capital of Scotland.

It’s true that there are some of the oldest places in Scotland, but it only adds a little bit of charm, magic and mystery to it. Visiting at least one of the places that I have presented to you, you can always be proud that you have seen something called the oldest. By the way, it may also be the beginning of an extraordinary journey for enthusiasts of Scottish history and tradition.

4. Best of Scotland in 3 Days

For those who are constantly on the move and for those who want to see everything in one trip, I invite you to my post about the best places in Scotland which you can visit in 3 days.

This post will take you on a journey:

  • through Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Fort William, Neptune’s Staircase, Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct, Arisaig on day one,
  • through Fort Augusts, Loch Ness Cruise, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Carrbridge on day two ,
  • through Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum, Aberfeldy, The Scottish Crannog Centre, The Falls of Dochart, Callander and back to Edinburgh on day three .

There are many different ways to travel in Scotland, the ones I have suggested are just examples and you can modify them any way you like. It is worth to choose the places that interest you the most and try to connect their location so that something economic comes out of it and at the same time extremely interesting. Believe me, it’s really fun and at the same time, it gives a lot of satisfaction.

And if I have already persuaded you to pack your backpack and set off on a trip to Scotland, you must familiarise with my next post.

5. Top Tips in the post called I wish I would have known THIS before heading to Scotland

This post includes all the necessary information about Scotland that you should read before you visit Scotland.

Sandwood Bay. Photo by Sheila

This post will tell you all about:

  • the location of Scotland,
  • the Scottish weather,
  • the fantastic Scottish nature,
  • the necessary equipment in Scotland,
  • the Scottish food,
  • the transport through Scotland.

All details in one place. Especially for you, I have included all the information to help you prepare for the journey of your life to the extraordinary place which is Scotland.

I hope that each of the above posts will provide you with locations which are worth visiting and will also give you pieces of information which may be useful to know before coming to Scotland.

As a matter of fact, Scotland is a country of many extraordinary places and the most important is to have an open mind and positive attitude and even the weather does not spoil your exploration of the beauty of this remarkable place on Earth.

I invite you very warmly because it is really worth to visit Scotland at least once in your life.

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