Sharing a border with England, Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom along with Wales and Northern Ireland. It is the country of bagpipes, kilts and occupies a vibrant culture that is different and unique. Scotland is the country of origin for Golf, which is a major part of their tourism industry. Scotland has contributed to English Literature by producing many celebrated including but not limited to Lord Byron, Arthur Conan Doyle and J.K. Rowling. The population of the country is very low compared to its neighbour, however, the Scottish people are well known for their warmth and cordiality.
Why visit Scotland
Scotch whisky is always a good reason to visit anywhere, of course, but that is not the only thing Scotland has on offer. This country has always had an alluring sense of mystery which attracts tourists from all over the world - Loch Ness is a good example hereof. Scotland’s strikingly beautiful coastline and the surrounding islands are popular locations especially in the summer. Scottish Northern highlands, the well-known Edinburgh Castle and Isle of Skye are some of the most visited destinations in Scotland by tourists.Scots have adventurous blood, hence the amount of opportunities they have to live your wildest wishes in Scotland such as bungee jumping, surfing, kayaks or even just riding downhill on a mountain bike as the Atlantic wind caress you!
How to get around Scotland
Getting around Scotland can be tricky for the low budget traveler since it is more expensive when compared to many other countries. Public transport can also be scarce in here especially in the rural corners of the country. Hiring a car and driving it yourself seems the most convenient way to get around, and in between islands there are boat services which again can be rather expensive.