Top 8: Cities and places to visit in Scotland

1. Edinburgh Castle

A must-see sight in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle is an iconic landmark across the UK. Discover its rich history by visiting various buildings in the castle, including the Great Hall, the Royal Palace, and St Margaret’s Chapel.

For more information, please see Edinburgh Castle.

2. Old town

The oldest part of Edinburgh, the area has many old buildings and picturesque street layouts.

The Old Town in Edinburgh
The Old Town in Edinburgh
3. Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market is full of Christmas decorations, various food stalls, and rides. It is quite a big Christmas market.

Christmas market in Edinburgh
Christmas market in Edinburgh
4. Stirling Castle

Discover Scotland’s past by visiting Stirling Castle. Try to take time to visit each building as it is worth the time. I would recommend you to join the guided tour so that you can get more information about the castle and its rich history.

Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
5. The National Wallace Monument

A national landmark, The National Wallace Monument is the place to find out more about the legacy and life of the martyr and patriot Sir William Wallace.

William Wallace Monument
William Wallace Monument
6. Loch Ness

The best way to experience the wonders of Loch Ness is to take a cruise or a boat tour. For further information about the cruise tour, please see Loch Ness by Jacobite.

7. Urquhart Castle

Located on the shore of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle has interesting yet dramatic history.

Urquhart Castle
Urquhart Castle
8. The Kelpies at Helix Park

Designed by Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, these Kelpies are each made of 300 tonnes of structural steel. They symbolise the horse power heritage important to the central Scotland’s early industry.

You can join The Kelpie Experience with a guided tour.

Kelpie in Falkirk
Some insights

Scottish are very nice and friendly.

The weather is unpredictable. It may be nice and sunny in the morning, but it may rain suddenly in the afternoon. After a few hours the rain stops for a while before it rains again. Make sure that you are well prepared with the right clothes before going out.

Try Scottish afternoon tea. It is very delicious.

Scottish afternoon tea
Scottish afternoon tea

If you need to go by bus, I would recommend that you have the right amount of money for the bus ticket as the bus driver will not give you any change. If you are lucky, you may be able to get some change from another passenger on the bus.

You don’t have to pay cash, though. There are other ways to get a bus ticket. Lothian buses, local bus services in and around Edinburgh, offers Ridacard and m-tickets.

When travelling by bus on public holiday, you should plan ahead. Remember that most shops and restaurants are closed, and some bus routes may be diverted.

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