25 Stunning Pictures Of The Most Scenic Place on Earth – Scotland

25 Stunning Pictures Of The Most Scenic Place on Earth – Scotland

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Bow Fiddle Rock

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.

Landscape view at Old Man of Storr rock formation, Scotland

The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

The signature pinnacle of Scotland surrounded by one of the most beautiful, lush landscapes in the world making for the best pictures in the Isle of Sky.

Callanish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis

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.

Steam train on a famous Glenfinnan viaduct, Scotland

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.

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney

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.

Tobermory isle of mull scotland

Tobermory, Isle of Mull

A picture-perfect children’s town, the prettiest port of Scotland -Tobermory is lined with colorful houses, twisting lanes and a postcard worthy hillside.

Glen Etive, Highlands

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!

The Three Sisters of Glen Coe, Highlands 

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.

Dunnottar Castle, North East Scotland

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.

 Crovie, Aberdeenshire
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 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.

Horgabost Beach, Isle of Harris

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.

The Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh

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.

The Red Cuillin (Red Hills), Isle of Skye

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 popular trekking haven among avid climbers.

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe

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 an ideal picnic spot.

Buchaille Etive Mor Glencoe

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.

Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

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.

Ben Nevis, Highlands

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!

fairy pool of Isle of Skye

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.

Dugald Stewart Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh

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.

Black Rock cottage, Rannoch Moor, Scottish Highlands at sunrise.

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.

Fingal's Cave, Scotland

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.

Eilean Donan Castle, Western Highlands

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!

Holy Isle, Scotland

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.

Glen Coe, Highlands

Glen Coe, Highlands

The most historic as well as the most romantic glen in Scotland, the Glencoe Highlands boasts of mountains and ridges and rivers and waterfalls. Be prepared to be swept off your feet in this magical and mystical land!

Sango Bay

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 and views of this magnificent destination throughout your lifetime!

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Chandni has been an avid traveler exploring places across the world, namely London, Singapore, Bali, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Germany by herself and with family and friends. Apart from being an adventure buff, she is passionate about Bharatnatyam and is an ardent disciple of this Indian classical dance form for twenty years.

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