Scotland is an incredible place to visit. Hopefully, it will remain as part of the United Kingdom when the referendum rolls around. But who knows? Maybe a split will be good for the tourist industry up there.
There are some vibrant cities in Scotland, such as Glasgow and Aberdeen. My favourite place to go, however, is Edinburgh. I find the people friendly, and there is plenty to see and do around the city.
If you are planning a trip north of the border, I recommend a tour of the country in order to take in the breathtaking scenery and incredible landscapes that were created by geological upheaval. Then, head for Edinburgh. It is possible to pre-book Edinburgh accommodation online, so that you will have a base from which to explore the streets and attractions that await you.
Here are a few places you may like to visit during your stay.
The National Museum Of Scotland
With a name like that, it has a lot to live up to. This museum does it with ease, however, and is the equal to many others around the country. There are incredible displays of technology, art and science, all under one roof. The staff are delightful, and the displays are well organised and labelled so there is a lot to read should you choose to. Car parking is ample, and there are full disabled facilities. The National Museum Of Scotland is my number one destination.
This modern masterpiece boasts the biggest stage in Scotland. Performed here are musicals, operas, and stage plays performed to international standards. There are several well appointed bars and the auditorium has almost 1920 seats.
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Have you ever wondered how the royals live? Hop aboard the royal yacht that was host to them for over forty years. There are five decks for you to explore, each one packed with luxurious fixtures and fittings. This is a lifestyle most of us will never experience. A visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia is an eye opening experience that you will never forget.
The Royal Mile
The Royal Mile is, without a doubt, the most famous street in Scotland. At one end stands the majestic Edinburgh Castle built on an extinct volcano, and at the other end stands Holyrood House. The castle offers incredible views over the city as well as being interesting in its own right. A Walk along this street will present you with many exciting shops and bars to frequent if you wish to. Good food is always guaranteed in Scotland and the Royal Mile has many exciting restaurants to tickle your tastebuds.
The Scotch Whiskey Experience
Who can visit Scotland and not sample the product for which they are world famous? There is more to whiskey than you may think, and many regional whiskies are available for you to sample when you are tutored in the art.
St Giles Cathedral
If you are a lover of cathedrals, the main church of Scotland will not disappoint. There is ample car parking and disabled access throughout.
So before you pack your bags and head off to Europe, stop and think of the treasures you have right here on your doorstep. Great things await you in Scotland.