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Scotland is a country that is full of beautiful places. These range from mountain tops touching the clouds, Lochs soo deep no one knows whats on the bottom to unbelievable landscape and scenery throughout the whole country. So for me to sit here and tell you what and where the most beautiful places in Scotland are would be impossible. However, I am going to give you some very amazing recommendations. Before I give you my first recommendation, I want to include that my home nation was voted the most beautiful country in the world on the 04/09/17 by tourist travel book ‘Rough Guide’ and beat the likes of Iceland, England and even Thailand to the top spot.
The Scottish Lowlands is primarily from South of Edinburgh and also runs up the East Coast to Aberdeen. The furthest south county to neighbouring country England is know as the Scottish Borders. This is the part of Scotland we are from and have grown up in this amazingly beautiful area. Along with the Scottish Borders being incredibly beautiful there is also a lot of history to be seen from different centuries. Our small hometowns of Innerleithen and Walkerburn are only two miles apart but let me share with you the beauties of these towns.
Both of these towns are within valleys, so surrounded by hills. These hills offer fantastic hikes through the woods to amazing viewpoints. One of these hills in Innerleithen is home to a very famous, world renown Mountain Biking track where championships happen every year. So for kids growing up, Mountain Biking is just as popular as Football and Rugby. Innerleithen is also home to an award-winning Ice-cream shop called Caldwells Icecream Shop. One of the most beautiful places in Scotland I have seen is Grey Mares Tale. This is a waterfall in the middle of nowhere on the way to Edinburgh from Innerleithen on the B709.
This is somewhere I haven’t been an awful lot however you only need to go once to see how beautiful the highlands really are. The Scottish Highlands is home to the very famous route 500 that many tourists come to do in Scotland. Route 500 is a road that starts and finishes at Inverness Castle and takes you all the way round 516 miles of the beautiful Highlands seeing many amazing little villages and some breathtaking landscape.
Also in the Scottish Highlands that is open to tourists is the very popular Fort George in Inverness. Fort George is a star shaped fort packed full of history and is still home to active soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, Black Watch, Royal Regiment of Scotland. I find it amazing that tourists can come into the fort and interact with soldiers and see how they live day to day.
I find the Western Isles are beautiful in a very different way to the mainland. The majority of these Isles haven’t got a huge population and has masses of land that is mother natures. These lands are home to many different species of wildlife. The Western Isles also host a great course from Primal Bushcraft & Survival that teach people lifelong skills in-case they end up in the worse case scenario. I have personally attended one of their daily events in Dalkeith and it was amazing what they taught me.
Lastly, the most appealing attraction to me on the Western Isles is the popular Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye. These crystal clear pools of water really are a must see if you are on the Isle of Skye and well worth travelling to Skye if you are on mainland Scotland. Why not take an epic Scottish Roadtrip to see all of these in one go? Make sure to check out these Scotland travel tips before you go.
Where do you think the most beautiful places are in Scotland?