If you know me, you know I really like Scotland.
Based on my experience living there for 9 months, I’m pretty set in my belief that it’s the best place on earth. There are a lot of fantastic reasons to come to Scotland. Here are a few that I came up with late at night when I should have been sleeping.
1. Castles – Scotland has so many of them. From refurbished museums to rocky ruins, there are beautiful castles spreading all across the country. Each one has its own unique history and architecture. You can visit the former homes and birthplaces of Kings and Queens of yore. Not only are the castles themselves beautiful, many of them are surrounded by absolutely breathtaking views.
2. Hairy Coos – AKA: Highland Cows. AKA: The world’s most magnificent beast. You’ll find these fluffy creatures wandering around the highlands enjoying their comfortable life in the cold. The best description I can come up with for the animals is just a more cuddly yak. They’re awesome and if visiting Scotland, taking a highland tour so you can see some hairy coos is of utmost importance. I’m very passionate about these cows. Just look at them!
3. Home of Harry Potter (sort of) – For Harry Potter fans, Scotland should be your next destination. It’s the home of Hogwarts after all. Fun fact: J.K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh. She wrote Harry Potter surrounded by all things Scottish. When you’re vising Edinburgh, check out the Elephant House Cafe, an old writing spot she used to frequent before she got ridiculously famous and it became a Harry Potter tourist hub. You can also go take a ride in the Hogwarts Express. The Harry Potter train bridge is located in Glenfinnan, Scotland. You can take a ride on a steam train and cross the iconic bridge.
So, are you ready to hop on a plane and have a Scottish adventure?
I know I am.
Thanks for reading! Happy traveling.