Scotland (United Kingdom): what to see


What to see in Scotland, attractions and places to visit in this state of the United Kingdom, where interesting castles and Loch Ness are located.

Tourist information

Scotland has Edinburgh as its capital and Glasgow is the second largest city.

Originally it was an independent kingdom called Caledonia and even today it retains a certain degree of legal autonomy and enjoys its own parliament.

In Edinburgh, it is worth visiting the Castle, located in a dominant position, from which you can see an exceptional panorama of the city.

Royal Mile is the road that divides the old part of Edinburgh in two and connects the Castle with Holyrood Palace.

Going through it you can admire the Church of San Giles, in Gothic style, the Parliament and the Old Town, an old neighborhood that has preserved the ancient medieval structure, and several buildings built during the Protestant Reformation era.

In the National Museum of Scotland, the famous work of the sculptor Canova, entitled "the three graces", paintings by Raphael, Poussin, Van Gogh and other Scottish painters are preserved.

What see

Stirling, is a city located north of Edinburgh, famous for its medieval castle and the monument to William Wallace, proclaimed city hero for defeating the British in 1200.

Inverness is the capital of the Highlands, a mountainous region of Scotland.

Nearby are the remains of Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, famous for the legend of the monster who would wander around the lake.

In the town you can see the castle and the cathedral.

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  • Glasgow (Scotland): what to see
  • Great Britain (United Kingdom): useful information

Glamis is famous for the Castle of the same name which, in fairytale style, is said to be haunted by ghosts.

Inside you can view the furnishings, while outside there is a grandiose park.

In Scotland there are also other castles, with different characteristics and different sizes, sometimes used as houses of the sovereigns, in other cases as military outposts.

Of most of them only the ruins remain.

England, Edinburgh and Ireland tour summary (September 2021)

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