As we approach the days of cozy autumn, I know I am not alone in daydreaming about what I am going to do during the holidays this time of year. There are so many possibilities, after all! I have a passion for travelling abroad, so as I started to do some research on where I wanted to go next, I landed on Scotland.
Why is that, though? Well, as I am sure you can imagine, there are a myriad of reasons that someone might want to visit. You can learn more about it in general on this page: https://www.scotland.org/about-scotland/facts. As a part of the United Kingdom, it has a lot to offer.
One of the biggest reasons that Scotland caught my eye is that the landscapes are gorgeous. Take a look at any pictures and it becomes quite clear why so many tourists visit each year. What specifically is there to see, though?
I never realized this, but Scotland is actually made up of eight hundred islands. Of course, not all of them are traversable, but it certainly gives you a lot to explore if you decide to take a visit. Now, that is not all.
Many consider this part of the UK to have seven “natural wonders,” including mountain ridges, caves, beaches, parks, lakes, moors, and “sea stacks.” If any of that sounds exciting to you, this might just be the place for you to visit!
Lodging Opportunities: No Need for Hotels
When I decide to travel, one of my main concerns is where I will stay each evening. Hotels are expensive and difficult to book sometimes, especially if you want to have a flexible schedule. Staying at other people’s homes via booking websites has fallen out of fashion lately, considering they charge as much as a hotel without any of the benefits.
So, what does that leave us with? Well, one option is to rent a cottage. You see, Unique Cottages in Scotland are fairly easy to find if you know where to look. Why might you want to stay in one?
Most of them offer your choice of amenities when you decide to book, depending on where you go. This means that you have more agency in what your trip will cost you. Additionally, it makes cooking less of a pain – no need to eat out for every meal.
Other Sights and Attractions
If you are not familiar with the other attractions that can be found in Scotland, I do not blame you. It feels like it gets overlooked sometimes in terms of its European neighbors. However, I think we should stop sleeping on it! There is so much to see and do.
As with most nations, it has a national museum in its capital city, Edinburgh. It features many permanent as well as rotational exhibits and is a huge draw for tourists in the entire United Kingdom. In fact, it is commonly seen as the most popular museum in the country outside of London.
Besides that, though, you could check out lists like the one in this article. Something like that can help you get your bearings and decide where to visit. There are castles as well such as the Edinburgh castle, and many beautiful parks.
Thanks to the variety in what you can do, it is unlikely that you will find yourself bored if you do end up booking a trip to Scotland. If nothing I have mentioned so far strikes your fancy, do not worry. There is still more!
For example, you could take a trip to one of the multitudinous cathedrals spread throughout the cities and rural landscapes. Some of them date all the way back to the medieval age even, meaning you get to experience a real and tangible part of history.
If you do not fancy walking everywhere, there are bus tours. They are quite similar to the famous ones in London, except in Edinburgh of course. There is a zoo in the city as well, along with many other tourist attractions.
So, if you have been on the fence about where to visit, make sure you don’t count Scotland out! It has so much to offer!