Ah Scotland, ye beauty! Although no image in the world can justify thee allure, we will try to portray your scenic landscapes through 25 stunning pictures.
1. Bow Fiddle Rock, Moray
The oblique natural arch of the offshore rock in Portknockie, flocked by rare species like bottle-nosed dolphins and wedge-shaped ducks, is the most-photographed rocks around Scotland’s folds.
2. The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
The signature pinnacle of Isle of Skye, surrounded by one of the most beautiful, lush landscapes in the world making for the best pictures of Scotland.
3. Callanish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis
The cross-setting, Standing Stone of Callanish consist of 13 stones with a monolith in the centre, depicting the wonderful pre-historic era. These ancient ruins of the Neolithic Age have a magical enigma, fascinating each and every visitor.
4. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highlands
Become a part of the Harry Potter legend, taking a train to the magical land of Hogwarts! This route is most certainly celestial – breeze through Britain’s highest mountain- Ben Nevis, deepest freshwater Loch- Loch Morar and its shortest river- River Morar.
5. Ring of Brodgar, Orkney
The finest heritage of the Bronze Age, the Ring of Brodgar holds 27 stones covering a circle 104m wide! Originally built with 60 stones, this Neolithic monument is a UNESCO Heritage Site.
6. Tobermory, Isle of Mull
A picture-perfect children’s town, one of the best places to visit in Scotland -Tobermory is lined with colorful houses, twisting lanes and a postcard worthy hillside.
7. Glen Etive, Highlands
A landscape photographer’s dream, the tranquil narrow track of Glen Etive in Highlands of Scotland is overwhelming with magnificent mountain ridges, especially the Ben Starav and valleys that will leave adventure buffs flabbergasted!
8. The Three Sisters of Glen Coe, Highlands
Everything you have imagined about Scotland is present at the three glens of Coe which are set among the most dramatic in Scotland surrounded by deep greenery and crashing waterfalls.
9. Dunnottar Castle, North East Scotland
Sitting dramatically over a rocky cliff, dropping into the North Sea, the Dunnottar Castle is a romantic castle carrying a significant history of Scotland.
10. Crovie, Aberdeenshire
With settlement dating back to the 1200s, this Scottish Village is a Conservation Area whose front doors dangle at the tip of the North Sea giving you breath-taking views of dolphins and sometimes even the Aurora Borealis.
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11. Horgabost Beach, Isle of Harris
Feel like you’re walking on the moon at the vast white sand expanses on Horgabost beach as you set up a campsite, explore the lush island and witness a beautiful sunset.
12. The Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh
This 8000 plus feet massive steel structure was considered to be the eighth wonder of the world when it was built in 1890. Setting foot in historic towns of North Queensferry and South Queensferry, you’ll catch spectacular views as you walk and cycle across the bridge.
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13. The Red Cuillin (Red Hills), Isle of Skye
Rising like a mirage, the rocky mountain range of Black Cullin is divided by round-topped, granitic Red Hills, making it a destination for one of the awesome things to do in Scotland- trekking!
14. Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
The magnificent stone structure at the head of Loch Awe is a spitting image of true Scottish culture! With a grand setting of the 15th century tower house and 17th century military barracks, the beautiful Kilchurn Castle makes for one of the top Scotland tourist attractions.
15. Buachaille Etive Mòr, Highlands
Scotland’s post-card picture mountain stands tall in front of your eyes in the Glen Coe Valley – you’ll be in awe as you gaze at the classic mountains of Buachaille Etive Mor with steep lush grass pyramids.
16. Old Man of Hoy, Orkney
Every mountaineer’s dream, the Old Man of Roy is the highest sea stack in all of Britain. Standing tall at 449 ft, this natural stack in Orkney Islands, northern Scotland, is formed due to the erosion of the cliff a few hundred years ago.
17. Ben Nevis, Highlands
Witness the best views of Scotland from atop of the highest mountain in Britain. Unlike many other mountains in the country, the Ben Nevis has a stony ascent making the climb challenging, yet totally worth it!
18. The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
The beautiful, crystal clear water pools on River Brittle punctuated with waterfalls. A magical beauty, this destination in the Isle of Skye is a great place for wild swimming and capturing some unique photographs. Now stop wondering what to see in Scotland and leave for an adventure already!
19. Dugald Stewart Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Dedicated to the Scottish philosopher, Dugald Stewart, this monument gives amazing panoramic views of Edinburgh and has a strong influence of Greek architecture. This monument is a must see if you are in search of places to visit near Edinburgh.
20. Rannoch Moor, Highlands
This beautiful, vast, pure outdoor stretch is composed of lochs, rivers and rocky outcrops, defining the last few remains of Scotland’s wilderness. Home to plenty of animals, birds and plants, you’ll spot rare species like curlews, roe and red deer at the Rannoch Moor.
21. Fingal’s Cave, Isle of Staff
Sculpted by nature, you will be awed by what our mother earth can create at these sea caves located in the remote Isle of Staff. This hexagon shaped grotto is formed by basalt and you’ll find grey lava pillars and a roof jumbled with volcano debris as you venture inside the narrow pathway.
22. Eilean Donan Castle, Western Highlands
It is the patent Scottish icon featuring on calendars, paintings, movies, etc. Built at the meeting point of three lochs and surrounded by the magnificent Kintail mountains, the scenery at Eilean Donan Castle is more than awesome; a grand scenery that words can never do justice to!
23. Holy Island, Arran
A 6th Century spiritual heritage, the Holy Isle is a peaceful haven dedicated to World Peace and wellbeing. As you walk along this 3km serene stretch, you’ll find several areas reserved for birds and natural plantations.
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24. Puffin Bird, Isle of May
One of the most beautiful places in Scotland, the Isle of May is home to a beautiful mix of seals, seabirds and aquatic life. Having a history that boasts of vikings, monks as well as smugglers, be prepared to be swept off your feet in this magical and mystical land!
25. Sango Bay
Golden sands, turquoise waters, sheltered outcrops – Sango Bay is a beautiful cove offering breath-taking scenes and building striking sand castles. You will cherish the memories you make at this gorgeous Scotland tourist spot throughout your lifetime!