What is there to see in Scotland, part 2
The most romantic places in the UK are Scottish castles. Often, they were placed away from the world, on the shores of the lakes. These powerful strongholds were very important in the history and culture of the Highlands, where the Scottish clans’ feuds seemed to have no end. Example of such object is, above all, Edinburgh Castle, built around the tenth century. Another stronghold , which became famous thanks to the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is Castle Stalker. It is located about 3 miles northeast of Port Appin. This four-storey castle is located on a tiny, picturesque island in Loch Laich. It is private property and can be visited under the condition of advance booking. It is also worth to visit Balmoral Castle, belonging to the most beautiful castles not only in the whole of Scotland, but also in Europe. This granite building is located within walking distance of the River Dee. Balmoral Castle was built in the years 1853 - 1856, and today serves as the main summer residence of the royal family. The next defense objects worth seeing are: refined castle on the cliff edge, the Culzean Castkle, which is also an integral part of Culzean Country Park; considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in all of Scotland - Medieval Castle Campbell Dollar located in the valley of Glen; haunted Glamis Castle is situated in Forfar in the county of Angus, Baroque and neo-Gothic castle Inveraray located to the north of Inveraray, Fyvie Castle near Turiff lying in Aberdeenhire; castle on the island-Eilean Donan Castle, proud of the capital of the Highlands from the twelfth century - Inverness Castle, located on a hill on the right bank of the river Ness; located on the volcanic rock of Stirling Castle, on the Forth River.
To feel truly Scottish climate, you should go to one of the local islands. We can choose beautiful and peaceful island of Skye, enchanting with numerous castles, mountains, cliffs and beaches of the island of Mull, basalt island of Staffa, an island of whiskey and Orwell, the Isle of Jura and the island of snakes-Isle of Bute with the Polish prison camp.
History lovers can go to a number of museums in Scotland. It is worth to mention Maritime Heritage Museum in Aberdeen, lying on the east coast of Scotland Montrose Museum of British Military Aviation, Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow, Toy Museum in Glendale and the National Civil War Museum, the Museum of Medicine and the National Gallery of Art in Edinburgh.
Tourists who cannot do without exploring the most beautiful natural places Scotland offers many attractions of this kind. Fans of idling can visit, surrounded by islands and rocks, Sandwood Bay beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Next points in the trip to Scotland should be: located in the west of Scotland, in the place of the historic Glencoe River - Valley of Glencoe-called "Valley of Tears", Scottish National Park with the largest inland body of water in Britain-Lake Loch Lomond, as well as other parks (e.g. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park and Kelvingrove Park, with Victorian garden in Glasgow and the Royal Park in the center of Edinburgh - Holyrood Park) nature reserves-such as a nature reserve located on a volcanic hill-St Abb's Head or Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, situated in the range of Lawers in Western Grampian. For tourists looking for entertainment we can recommend such places in Scotland as: Wildlife Observatory placed 30 minutes away from Edinburgh, the largest tropical forest under the roof - Discover Amazonia, near Glasgow, the Scottish National Aquarium, near Edinburgh, the largest amusement park in Scotland located near Glasgow - Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell, Integrative Science Center with interactive exhibits - Sensation Dundee, zoo in Kincraig - Highland Wildlife Park. Younger travelers will enjoy the Storybook Glen, which is an amusement park of a fairy tale for children. The great attraction for children will also be an Active Kid Toys and Adventure Par located near Perth in Tayside or Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge.
While in Scotland, we must not forget to buy the local whiskey and Scottish kilt, as well as eat traditional dishes called haggis or spotted dick.