Over the course of history, Scotland has gained a unique identity across the world for its diverse culture, ancient traditions, medieval architecture and monster fables. There are several things that people instantly relate with Scotland. According to the official Scotland website, the country has even bred some of the finest Hollywood actors, including Robert Carlyle from Trainspotting, the legendary Sir Thomas Sean Connery, Gerard Butler, Tilda Swinton (better known as the ‘White Witch of Narnia’), Ewan Gordon McGregor from the Star Wars series, Robbie Coltrane or Rebus Hagrid from the Harry Potter series and more. There also are various events, cultural highlights and fables that are instantly identifiable with Scotland. If you are planning a holiday to this part of the UK, make sure you book yourself into one of the best boutique hotels in Edinburgh, near Edinburgh Castle, for easy access to all the major tourist attractions.
The moment someone says Loch Ness, the picture of Scotland and the infamous sea monster immediately pop up into one’s mind. There has been much discussion about this place for centuries now and the excitement over catching a glimpse of the fabled sea creature has not dampened. Loch Ness is essential a 1,000-feet-deep lake with inky black water. The entire area fosters an eerie and other-worldly atmosphere, given its rich legends and stories. This 26 mile lake is the longest in the country and its massive length gives the sea monster ample places to hide (if you believe there is one). The entire lake is dotted with small castles, ancient abbeys and small, quaint villages. The north road of the lake is the famous area where the monster had been first spotted in the 7th century and several “sightings” continue till today. Tourists can stay at some of the most comfortable hotels in Edinburgh Scotland, such as Hotel Indigo Edinburg, and take a moonlight drive to the north road of the Loch Ness gate and figure out the mystery for themselves.
Scotland and Whiskey
It is said that whisky has been around since there have been Scottish people. Drinking fermented beverages in this country is so popular that, at this point, it can even be considered a fine art. Throughout the country, you will find bars, distilleries and small shops that serve you the most exquisite alcoholic beverages. Order a few snacks and do not forget to visit one of the many distilleries to knock back a few great whiskey drinks.
Sky lining the capital for over 800 years, this is probably the most visited tourist spot in the country. Its immense popularity has turned it into a Scottish icon with the name of “Stronghold of Eidyn.” This castle is a symbol of identity for the country folk, since it has played many roles, including being a prison, a royal palace, house of parliament and more. Do not forget to visit this major Scottish attraction on your holiday with accommodation at a hotel near Edinburg Castle.