Scotland

“Welcome to Scotland, land of legend, birthplace of golf, and home of Nessie!” This is what you would expect to hear from a Scottish native inviting a newcomer to his country and although all would be true, there is much, much more to Scotland than that. From sea to shore, it’s a country of diverse vacation adventures you’d be mistaken to overlook.With a history that dates back to 8500 BC, the journey in time you can take in Scotland has a strong lure for history buffs. Go as far back as prehistoric times if that’s your interest, or begin further along with a look at the Romans’ 700-year reign. Excellent museums can be found throughout Scotland to guide you on your investigation of this country’s tumultuous history, like the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Continue the journey right up through modern day to discover how different societies have shaped Scotland to become who it is today, a nation with a rich blend of folklore, tradition, and cultural uniqueness.”

With a history that dates back to 8500 BC, the journey in time you can take in Scotland has a strong lure for history buffs. Go as far back as prehistoric times if that’s your interest, or begin further along with a look at the Romans’ 700-year reign. Excellent museums can be found throughout Scotland to guide you on your investigation of this country’s tumultuous history, like the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Continue the journey right up through modern day to discover how different societies have shaped Scotland to become who it is today, a nation with a rich blend of folklore, tradition, and cultural uniqueness.

Naturally, such a long history lends itself to the birth of legends and while you can learn much at museums, castles and battlefields also certainly offer the stuff of legends, too. Both of those can be found by the thousands, but one favorite is Braemar Castle where visitors can experience a living history of 16th century castle life. The many castles of Scotland are also excellent sources of stunning architecture and even provide a glimpse of royalty, like Edinburgh Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels, or Balmoral Castle in the Highlands, where Royal Family still reside.Scotland also offers an array of outdoor activities sure to attract. Given the small size of the country this guarantees that within driving distance activities sure to please everyone are available. Scaling the Cairngorm mountain ranges, whitewater rafting, and sea kayaking touch on just a few most loved by vacationers. Still, with all the great outdoor adventures to be had, there’s no getting around it: Scotland is a land known for golf. Ask avid golfers and they’ll tell you without hesitation that visiting Scotland is the pilgrimage they all want to make. For 600 years, the sport has thrived. Today, more than 500 courses can be found in Scotland including the Old Course at St. Andrews, where the 18-hole design was created.

Scotland also offers an array of outdoor activities sure to attract. Given the small size of the country this guarantees that within driving distance activities sure to please everyone are available. Scaling the Cairngorm mountain ranges, whitewater rafting, and sea kayaking touch on just a few most loved by vacationers. Still, with all the great outdoor adventures to be had, there’s no getting around it: Scotland is a land known for golf. Ask avid golfers and they’ll tell you without hesitation that visiting Scotland is the pilgrimage they all want to make. For 600 years, the sport has thrived. Today, more than 500 courses can be found in Scotland including the Old Course at St. Andrews, where the 18-hole design was created.And last but far from least, the food and drink of Scotland! Long-famed Aberdeen Angus steaks, superb salmon, and the freshest of produces are sure to delight the palate. Excellent dairy is another culinary highlight to be found in Scotland. As far as drink goes, who doesn’t recognize that Scottish whisky is an inherent part of the culture? In fact, more than 100 whiskey distilleries operate in Scotland, many available to tour. And finally, there’s Scotland’s national dish, haggis. In haggis you’ll find a mix of sheep’s heart, lungs and liver combined with minced onion, spices, salt and, yes, oatmeal. To be sure, it’s a dish that’s just right for those up for a culinary adventure. The question is, are you?

And last but far from least, the food and drink of Scotland! Long-famed Aberdeen Angus steaks, superb salmon, and the freshest of produces are sure to delight the palate. Excellent dairy is another culinary highlight to be found in Scotland. As far as drink goes, who doesn’t recognize that Scottish whisky is an inherent part of the culture? In fact, more than 100 whiskey distilleries operate in Scotland, many available to tour. And finally, there’s Scotland’s national dish, haggis. In haggis you’ll find a mix of sheep’s heart, lungs and liver combined with minced onion, spices, salt and, yes, oatmeal. To be sure, it’s a dish that’s just right for those up for a culinary adventure. The question is, are you?

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