Cities in SCOTLAND

Popular destinations UNITED KINGDOM

Basic information
   Official national languageEnglish
   CapitalEdinburgh
   Area78,772 kmĀ²
   Populationca,5,425,000 (2017)
   Currencypound sterling (GBP)
   Web | Code | Tel..uk | GBR | +44

Tourism is an important livelihood in this country, which offers a lot of natural beauty of high and unspoilt quality. The tourist industry has now become one of the most profitable parts of the Scottish economy. With a few exceptions, there is no question of large scale.

Whiskytrail ScotlandPhoto:Peterdhere Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International no changes made

Well-known are the visits you can make to the whiskey distilleries (Malt Whisky Trail). There are more than a hundred distilleries open to visit. The taste difference in whisky can be from mild to smoky. Especially the Single Malts are popular and can be quite expensive in terms of price.

Highlands ScotlandPhoto:Brian Holsclaw Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic no changes made

The Highlands are known for the natural beauty and the beautiful walks that you can take there. It is a rugged natural area where hiking can quickly turn into rock climbing on one of the Munros or Scotland's tallest mountain Ben Nevis, which can be climbed from Fort William at the foot of the mountain. Very special is also visiting the Highland games where tough men throw logs meters away and Clans fight each other with tug of war.

Loch Ness ScotlandPhoto:Paul Hermans Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported no changes made

In Scotland there are many lakes such as the famous Loch Ness (monster) where boat trips can be made. The lake is 37 kilometers long and 1.6 kilometers at its widest. No one has ever been able to capture the monster in a photo, but locals are happy with the myth that brings a lot of money.

Jacobite Train ScotlandPhoto:96tommy Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic no changes made

A trip with the Jacobite train is also popular. This is an old steam train running on the Westhighlandline between Malliag and Fort William. It is known as one of the most beautiful train journeys you can take in the world. The fact that the train appears in Harry Potter films has boosted fame and you have to book well in advance nowadays.

Edinburgh ScotlandPhoto:Jie Yang Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported no changes made

Edinburgh is the impressive capital of Scotland. You can see all of Edinburgh from the top of Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano, which is one of the city's major tourist attractions in every way. The image of the historic old town is defined by Edinburgh Castle with rocky battlements. The castle is built on Castle Rock. The new district is very elegant, with beautiful Georgian terrace houses. The main street is called the Royal Mile. Edinburgh is known for the large theater festival held every summer.

George Square GlasgowPhoto:Eightofjanuary Creative Commons-licentie Naamsvermelding-Gelijk delen 3.0 Unported no changes made

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has a strong industrial past. The city is famous for the transformation of its riverside neighborhood, the historic city of Glasgow sees its future in the service sector, particularly in tourism and business conferences. It is one of Europe's first post-industrial cities and Glasgow has received the impressive accolade of British City of Architecture and Design. The city's architecture is certainly an attraction in itself, especially the impressive Victorian buildings and of course the unique masterpieces of one of Glasgow's most celebrated residents, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Last updated September 2020
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