Scotland: A European Holiday Destination With A Difference

If lazing on the beach or idling hours away in the sun has become a bit stale or you feel you need to experience a side of Europe that’s filled with lovely lochs, crumbling castles, and world-famous whiskey, Scotland is your best choice. Renowned for its charm and character, this corner of Europe offers an exceptional holiday destination for those who love the great outdoors or exploring the heritage of a land that’s steeped in a rich and varied history.

Haggis and horse riding

Scotland is a wealthy nation and according to a recent article, the country makes more than £11.6 billion in tourism annually. The massive tourism industry and the money it generates make it clear that this European destination is a favorite with many, and there’s so much to see, do – and eat– when visiting. Traditional Scottish fare has long been a fascination with many, and dishes like Haggis, cranachan, and stories are on offer at many traditional pubs and restaurants. Salmon is also Scottish favorite and salmon fishing opportunities are available in abundance. Local whiskey distilleries also offer tours and tastings, and visitors can sample their favorite tipple while learning how it’s made.

For those who want to enjoy Scotland’s natural beauty, there are many hikes, gentle walks, and horse riding trails, or you can enjoy a carriage ride around some of the smaller towns in traditional horse-drawn buggies. Outdoor activities in Scotland are numerous and the meandering rivers, large lochs, and beautiful broad estuaries, there is something for everyone to explore. Marching through the boggy wetlands surrounded by the gentle rolling lowlands and the striking highlands is both invigorating and relaxing, and there are outdoor pursuits suited to visitors of all ages.

History and heritage

A visit to Scotland should be enjoyed at your leisure and with the vast amount of historical buildings and interesting heritage sites on offer, the best way to see everything that interests you is to stay in accommodation where you don’t feel rushed or pressured to join in early breakfasts or guided tours. Timeshare is perhaps one of the most preferred ways to see this stunning country and at many online sites, you’ll find some wonderful accommodation options. They offer many benefits and you simply being able to do what you want, when you want, and with so much to see in Scotland, being able to do it at your own pace is a treat.

There are numerous places of historical interest that deserve to be on your itinerary, and with timeshare, you can always go back and visit some of those you may have skipped, or revisit those that captivated you. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum, Holyrood Palace, Glasgow Botanical Gardens and Glasgow Necropolis are just some of the most fascinating places, and each offers something special for everyone to enjoy.

From fantastic outdoor activities to sublime local dishes and whiskey straight from the aged barrels of the distillery, Scotland is a wonderful slice of Europe that deserves your attention. No matter how much time you spend here, you’ll never run out of things to do or places to go.

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