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Top Must See Places In Scotland

Thursday, Aug 20, 2020, 9:48 am

1.Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art

Opening in 1960, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. It became home to the national collection of modern art in 1980, perviously held at Inverleigth House at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The building completed construction by William Burn in 1828, for John Watson's Hospital.

2.Ring Brodgar

The Ring Of Brodgar is located on the mainland of Scotland and is a Neolithic henge and stone circle. It is know as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Brodgar is unique in that most henges do not contain stone circles and is ranked as one of the greatest sites on earth.

3.Broch Of Mousa

The Brosh of Mousa is the tallest standing round tower in the world and is among the best most well preserved prehistoric buildings in Europe. Constructed around 100 BC, it is though tto be one of 570 brochs that were built throughout the country. It is now managed by Historic Scotland.

4.National Museum Of Scotland

When you visit the National Museum of Scotland you get two museums in one shot. In 2006, the merger of the Museum of Scotland and the Royal Museum, formed the National Museum of Scotland as we know it today. Consisting of the two museums that stand side by side, they are connected to each other, residing on Chambers street at the intersection of the George IV Bridge.

5.Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne is a forty mile sea loch located on the west cost of Argll and Bute in Scotland. It is the longest sea loch and has a reputation for its oysters. It is also known for its herring fishing industry. A popular tourist destination, great for sport diving and fishing, as well as visiting the nearby ruins of Castle MacEwen.

6.Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located in Glasgow, Scotland and houses one of Europe's greatest civic art collections. This museum has been the most visited museum in the United Kingdom since its refurbishment was completed in 2006. The free-to-enter museum is a major tourist attraction located on Argyle Street.

7.Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo was founded in 1909 and opened in 1913. Owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the sloping parkland spans 82 acres located three miles west of Edinburgh. With over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, visitors are able to see the wonder of living animals as well as the conservation of threatened species.


8.Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle was once the home the Marquess of Ailsa, but now belongs to the National Trust for Scotland. Located on a cliff top, the castle is on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland and is part of Culzean Castle Park. It is open to the public, attracting many visitors worldwide.

9.Eilean Donan

The small island of Eilean Donon is located in Loch Duich on the west side of Highlands of Scotland. The island is connected to the mainland by a footbridge. The name means "Island of Donnan," named after a Celtic saint, Donnan of Eigg, who was martyred in the year 617.


10.Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle sits on the volcanic Castle Rock in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a landmark in the Edinburgh skyline, and is cared for by Historic Scotland. A big tourist attraction, it receives 1.2 million or more visitors per year. It has been sitting on the rock since at least the 12th century.

11.Ben Nevis

When visiting Scotland, Ben Nevis is one of the places that is a must see. Ben Nevis is the highest British Isles' mountain found at the west end of the Grampian Mountains. It is known affectionately to the locals as Ben, and even the 100,000 visitors that it draws each year, refer to it as Ben.


12.Loch Ness

You might think you will see the Loch Ness Monster when you visit Loch Ness in Scotland, but chances are you won't. Loch Ness is a freshwater loch located in the Scottish Highlands. Locals call the monster "Nessie," although no one has really ever seen the mythical creature up close and personal.


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