There are many essential places to visit in Scotland, more than monuments and cities it is a place that amazes by its impressive landscapes dotted with lakes and fairytale castles. Renting a car in Scotland, whether in Edinburgh or Glasgow and touring the island is the best way to enjoy it, though, taking into account and remembering that in Scotland you drive on the left, something that after a couple of hours, we assure you you will have by hand.
Having the freedom to stop where and when you want, from the shore of a lake, in front of a waterfall, a castle or a ruined abbey, is priceless and is something that only allows you the freedom to travel by own car or rental . During our trip to Scotland in 11 days we toured much of this incredible land visiting many of its wonders.
If you are going to see many castles, as we did, we recommend you book the Explorer Pass of 5 or 14 days with which in addition to saving money on tickets, you will take a nice book-shaped souvenir with the stamps of each castle you have visited .
We leave you a list of what we believe are the 10 most amazing places to see in Scotland. We start!
1- Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is one of the jewels and one of the most essential places to visit in Scotland. Located in the Highlands, on a small island of Lake Duich, it is only accessible by a small stone bridge, which makes it even more scenic.
In addition, this castle was the scene of several films, including The immortals or Braveheart and it is the image of Scotch whiskey Cardhu.
You can take the best photos from the lake shore and after the visit, from the back. On a route through Scotland you will pass by when you cross the bridge to go or come from the Isle of Skye, so that may be a good time to include it on the route.
Visiting hours: from February to October from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. From October to December from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. January closed.
2- Neist Point on the Isle of Skye
Neist Point is our favorite place on the fantastic Isle of Skye. Known as the end of the Scottish world, it is a place where you drive on roads of a lane avoiding sheep and, very occasionally, a car. A lonely island and hard to forget.
Upon reaching Neist Point you can climb a small hill and sit on the edge of a cliff, from where you will enjoy stunning views of the sea tongue that separates it from the Outer Hebrides. At this point there is also a beautiful lighthouse that will make the place even more memorable.
Map of the places to visit in Esocia
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