Every year on June 24 Scotland celebrates the national holiday – Independence Day. June 24, 1314, at the Battle of Bannockburn Scottish, King Robert the Bruce defeated the army of King Edward II, restoring the independence of their country.
We believe that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Ancient castles and ruins, picturesque plains, virgin forests, crystal clear lakes fully reflect all the splendor of this wonderful country, filled with contrasts.Let’s have a look at the most popular attractions among tourists, thoughout Scotland. Crowds of people from other countries of the world come here to enjoy watching these landmarks and taking a lot of memorable photos.
1. Melrose Abbey is one of the oldest monasteries in Scotland. The Cistercian monastery was turned into ruins in the 1500s.
2. Boats in Newquay East’s harbor, a fishing village in Fife.
3. Sky is an island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago, with famous green hills and majestic mountains.
4. The Ruins of St. Andrew at dawn.
5. Mini Highland cows walking around the Trossachs reserve.
6. The Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress, located in the Scottish region of Aberdeenshire.
7. Royal Mile is the most famous series of streets in the center of Edinburgh.
8. A common occurrence for the residents of Edinburgh – musicians playing bagpipes.
9. Located at the top of the Castle rock, the Edinburgh Castle can be seen perfectly from Holyrood Park.
10. In the middle of the XVIII century, New Town was built in Edinburgh, thanks to which the overcrowding problem was solved.
11. The small house at the foot of a hill in the town of Lockerbie in southern Scotland.
12. Castle Kilhurn at Loch Awe to the north of Glasgow is now just ruins of the 15th and 17th century.
13. The Glamis Castle in Angus was the home of the Mother-Queen Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
14 Shetland ponies in sweaters have become the hallmark of Scotland.
15. The brightly lit bridge Clyde Arc Bridge in Glasgow.
16. One of the best golf courses in the world, Old Course at St Andrews.
17. Great Loch Ness – the refuge of the legendary “Loch Ness Monster“.
18. On the shores of Loch Ness you can find the ruins of Urquhart Castle.
19. Competitions of piper bands and drummers at the annual Games of Mountaineers.
20. Some trees grow right in Loch Lomond, southwest Scotland.
21. At low tide you can see the rocky shore of East Newquay in Fife.
22. Ben Nevis is the highest point of the British Isles.
23. Skara Brae is one of the best preserved Neolithic era settlements in Europe.