Bucket List Locations in Scotland
Scotland is located at the most northern point of the United Kingdom and mainly consists of mountain ranges such as the Northwest Highlands and the Cairngorms, scattered with lakes and Icey valleys.
This culture-rich country with its bagpipes, wool clothing and famous whiskey has a major impact on the world and gives travelers many reasons to place Scotland on their bucket list.
• The Loch Ness
First on everyone’s list is the Loch Ness. This mysterious 37-kilometre freshwater lake, located in the Scottish Highlands, is famous for the alleged Loch Ness monster that lurks in these waters, also known as “Nessie”. The Loch Ness lake is the second largest lake in Scotland after its big brother Loch Lomond.
• Edinburgh Castle
The Edinburgh Castle was voted one of the top heritage attractions in Scotland among tourists and it is not hard to see why. With its sophisticated 12th century architecture it is mostly used as a museum and ceremonial events.
• Mary King’s Close
This historic close is located under buildings in Royal Mile, an old town in Scotland. In the 18th century, a section of the close was buried after the outlying buildings were demolished. After thousands of years, there are many urban legends and myths tied to this close and labeled as haunted due to the murders that often occurred in this close.
• Donnottar Castle
This ruined medieval castle is located on the northeast coast on the rocky headland of Scotland and originates from the 15th and 16th century. It is believed to play a great role in the history of Scotland when the crown jewels were hidden in the castle from Oliver Cromwell’s that invaded the army in the 17th century.
• The Scott Monument
The Scott Monument was erected shortly after Scott’s death in 1832. John Steel was appointed to design a monument for Scott in the area between the tower’s four columns. The foundation was laid in 1840 and shortly after followed the permission by the Parliament to start the construction that was only completed in 1844.
• Wallace Monument
The Wallace Monument towers on the Stirling hilltop that was built in memory of Sir William Wallace in the 13th century. The Victorian statue of Sir William Wallace, sculpted by David Watson Stevenson, stands in one of the corners of the tower.
These are only a few of the mesmerizing landmarks in Scotland that will keep you intrigued and wanting more. These items should definitely be on your bucket list to visit before your day’s end.