With ever changing scenery, there are no monotonous journeys on Scotland’s 13 national driving routes. It offers a 68-mile Angus Coastal route, which runs past cliffs and beaches on the northeast coast. Or you can complete the ‘North Coast 500’ which explores 500 miles of coastline, and stop off at the Whaligoe Steps, a man-made staircase of 330 steps where fisherwomen would carry the days catch from the harbour.
Scotland also offers the most astounding beaches along its stretching coastline. Argyll and The Isles are home to 23 islands which each offer tranquil beaches and their own unique island cultures. The islands are some of the ultimate places in Scotland to relax and spot the wildlife that lives there, such as puffins, eagles and red deer.
Visiting the Isle of Skye will fulfil all your hopes of natural beauty, history and wildlife whilst visiting Scotland. You can embark on a 2.4km walk from the carpark to the Fairy Pools, which are beautiful rock pools of crystal-clear spring water that are fed by a series of waterfalls in the Cuillin Mountains. Perfect for any adventurous swimmer brave enough to get in the ice-cold water! TripAdvisor feature the Fairy pools as a must-see destination.
A trip to Scotland is incomplete without a visit to Glasgow, its largest city. It has loads to offer by way of architecture, nightlife and a vast array of restaurants and bars. It is also renowned for the friendliness of its people! The city was deservingly crowned European City of Culture in 1990 for producing cutting-edge productions all year round.
Most importantly, Scotland is one of the only places in the UK where wild camping is still legal as long as the countryside is respected!