Have you been planning a holiday to Scotland? If yes, then you have double reason to visit the land of the Loch ness monster as this July the Commonwealth games is moving to Glasgow. The Commonwealth games offers the perfect excuse to visit Scotland and discover its many and varied attractions. And even if you are not planning to attend the Commonwealth Games, you can still holiday royally in Scotland and enjoy everything from wonderful walks and atmospheric castles to world class golf courses and whiskey tastings.
If you do end up going to Scotland this summer, do not miss to visit these top 5 attractions:
Loch Ness: The largest lake in Scotland by volume, Loch Ness is most famous for being the home of the mythical Loch Ness monster. It is possible to find out all about the history of both Nessie and the Loch at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition Experience.
The Scotch Whiskey Experience: Scotland and whiskey go hand-in-hand, so naturally learning more about the production process and tasting different varieties is one of the top things to do in Scotland. Those visiting Edinburgh can kill two birds with one store at the Scotch Whiskey Experience.
Golf: Scotland is famous for its golf courses, and this year it will host the 2014 Ryder cup at its prestigious Gleneagles course in Perthshire.
Castles: The country is also well known for its castles, which are well discovered by following the caste trail. Based in Aberdernshire, this trail takes its visitors to 17 of the area’s finest castles.
Walk the Kintyre Way: Thousands of people head to Scotland to tackle its walks each year. The Kintyre Way, which runs from Tarbert to Dunaverty, spans 87 miles and takes between four and seven days to complete.