Scotland is a perfect holiday destination with its dramatic scenery, amazing wildlife, and picturesque villages. With the medieval architecture in Glasgow, the northern isles with breathtaking landscapes, rugged mountains, lively cities and quaint tea shops, Scotland is worth being on your wishlist. In this blog, we’ll help you to explore how wonderful Scotland is, and what incredible things you can only do in Scotland.
Best place to stay in Scotland:
Scotland has the perfect blend of sceneries, activities to do and sights to see. But a holiday can’t be perfect without having the best place to stay in Scotland. MGM Muthu Hotels offer 9 gorgeous hotels in the most happening locations like Oban, Glasgow, Nairn, Tyndrum, Thurso, and Fort William to make your stay a memorable experience. Visit the link to check MGM Muthu hotels in Scotland and book your stay.
Enjoy a train journey on the Glenfinnan Viaduct
If you’re a Harry Potter fan then Scotland has the real-life Hogwarts Express ‘the Jacobite steam train’ for you. The train runs from Fort William to Mallaig, crossing the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct and running through rugged mountains and stunning lochs. The Glenfinnan Viaduct is a 380m long bridge which is made over the River Finnan at an elevation of 30m. It is an incredible piece of architecture with stunning surrounding scenery.
After getting featured in Harry Potter, the Glenfinnan Viaduct became a highly visited tourist spot in Scotland.
Land on the beach at Barra
Did you know that the world’s scheduled flight landing happens only on Traigh Mhor beach? You can experience an incredible flight landing between tides on the beautiful white, sandy beach of ‘Traigh Mhor’, a runway like no other. Barra airport is located at Eoligarry. It is fascinating to watch the flights land on the beach. There are special safety precautions for visitors who come to observe.
Enjoy Marine Life – Hebridean Whale Trail
Scotland’s Hebridean Whale Trail is a must for wildlife fans. It has 30 unique sites across the west coast including lighthouses in the Isle of Lewis, Isle of Scalpay and the mainland, beaches in the Highlands, the Isle of Harris and Ullapool. It’s the most sustainable, responsible and unique whale-watching experience from land. When visiting Scotland you must not lose this amazing opportunity to catch a glimpse of more than a quarter of the world’s whale and dolphin species.
Meet Highland cows
Meeting the most loveable highland cows is one of the most sought-after experiences for visitors. Cute, photogenic and very hairy, highland cows are the icons of Scotland. You can see these highland cows, or coos lazing and grazing all over the country. However, you’ll especially spot this docile animal in picturesque locations like the Cairngorms National Park, Stirling Castle, etc. The best way to catch a glimpse of the best of the Scottish highlands is to book your stay in the best hotels in the Scottish highlands.
Take off from the water with the seaplane airline
Did you ever have a seaplane flight? Scotland gives you an opportunity to explore the spectacular West Coast by seaplane. It is a breathtaking and awe-inspiring experience that will always give you goosebumps. There’s a seaplane airline operating in Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond Seaplanes will pick you up from the shores of the loch for a tour of the breathtaking national park, the famous mountains, glens and lochs. When a seaplane picks up speed it feels like you’re in a very fast-speed boat. Once it lifts off the water, the glorious Scottish landscape begins to unfold before you.
Walk across an iconic bridge
The Forth Road Bridge is among Scotland’s best-known sights and an enduring icon of Scotland. It transports thousands of travellers to the Kingdom of Fife and Edinburgh & The Lothians every day. It was opened in 1890 and holds the record as the world’s longest and most famous cantilever bridge. The Forth Bridge is the world’s first major steel structure and in July 2015, UNESCO inscribed it as the sixth World Heritage site in Scotland.
You can enjoy a walk over the bridge with spectacular views of both the Forth Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing.
Marvel at the Northern Lights
When in Scotland, who can miss a natural wonder that has fascinated mankind for ages? Yes, we’re talking about the Northern Lights (also called the Aurora Borealis), nature’s very own theatrical performance. Nothing could be as magical as catching a glimpse of the beautiful Aurora Borealis and Scotland offers a good chance of seeing this incredible night-time phenomenon. Autumn and winter with long periods of darkness are the best seasons to spot these mesmerizing lights. It can be seen from anywhere in Scotland.
Try your hand at land yachting
This holiday season, get ready to challenge your fellow land yachters to a race along the sands. Land yachting offers a combined experience of sailing and motor racing that results in a high adrenaline thrill. It requires no previous sailing experience and the basic skills can be mastered within 15-20 minutes. If you have never experienced this amazing sport, then get ready for an exhilarating fun experience. For the best land yachting experience, you can head to St. Andrews in Scotland.
Hitch a ride on a husky sledge
A husky dog sledge ride against the backdrop of the mountains, or in the stunning Perthshire country, in Blairgowrie can be enjoyed in winter. As you speed along the scenic trails you’ll experience spectacular views of the Scottish countryside. Sledging with a group of well-trained huskies among breathtaking mountainous and snow-covered landscapes is certainly a memorable experience.
Touch The Callanish Standing Stones: Stonehenge of the North
A visit to Scotland’s most intriguing archaeological site, the Callanish Standing Stones will certainly leave you with a sense of wonder, awe and curiosity. Located on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, the 5,000-year-old Callanish Standing Stones are accessible to the public. Visitors are allowed to freely meander among the stones and even touch the towering monoliths respectfully. If you’re an Outlander movie fan, then you can’t resist laying your hands upon the stones.
Take a Haunted Edinburgh Tour
Edinburg city is full of strange history and taking a haunted Edinburgh tour will take you to the city’s darker and stranger spots. In these tours, the guides provide insightful commentary on the history of Edinburgh. If you feel like watching something Scottish, then you must spare a few days and explore the details of this colourful country.