Oh - and it is free entry! We heard from writers, photographers and selected members of the tourism industry with a love for all things Scottish, in naming their three favourite towns in Scotland. The stone-built houses, lovely gardens, small shops along the High Street and the fantastically warm people make the smaller places much more attractive than larger cities like Edinburgh or Glasgow. See next… Glen Torridon, Wester Ross Yes, in the picture here of the mountain called Liathach, you spotted that I'd been messing about with those tempting special effects. It has to be one of the most functional small squares I've ever seen. Portree is famed for its natural beauty.
Peebles Scottish Borders Gorgeous little towns on the banks of the River Tweed are a common thing in the glorious Scottish Borders, and perhaps none are as pretty as Peebles. If you do travel by bus expect them to be slow and very infrequent, more so in the more remote areas, it is a good idea to add extra travel time into your itinerary if travelling by bus. Skye The largest of the Inner Hebrides deserves its own entry. The town itself is not too old, despite, like many parts of Scotland, there being evidence of human habitation in the region dating back to the Bronze Age. In Macduff in Aberdeenshire, the whole family can enjoy the Macduff Marine Aquarium macduff-aquarium.
In Pittenweem however, unlike some of the other ports, fishing is still commonplace, with a fish market each morning, and shoals of colourful fishing boats moored in the protective harbour. If your idea of pleasure is to seek out and drive the by-ways of Britain, then don't miss Fortingall. Perth and Kenross Time your visit to Blackford in Perth and Kenross for May, when you will see the Blackford Highland Games blackfordhighlandgames. Visitors and Tourists to Scotland If you are taking your holiday or vacation in Scotland you will find details of accommodation, attractions and events throughout this website. Catlodge is a small settlement 7 miles 11 km north of Dalwhinnie, near the junction of the Allt Breakachy with the River Spey.
By car The Forth Road Bridge connects Edinburgh to North East Scotland by the M90 which runs until Perth where it meets the A9 heading to Inverness and the Highlands and becomes the A90 heading to Aberdeen. Only a short distance from Edinburgh, it is certainly no ordinary town, with its spectacular scenery, shopping, cafés, events and outdoors activities. Orkney Come to Orkney for the wildlife, the beaches and the history, and we reckon that you'll fall for the culture and the creativity too. Home buyers wanting to be beside the seaside may want to consider focusing their search on Scotland, which has nine out of the 10 least expensive coastal towns. It acts as a gateway to the rolling hills of Perthshire and a moderate walk up to the top of Knock Hill is the best way to appreciate the surroundings.
Perthshire Perthshire is a region of breathtaking variety, from its serene glens and endless expanses of lush forest, to its bleakly beautiful moors, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls. The earliest records of Kirriemuir date from the 13th century, but it is possible that there has been a settlement on this site since prehistoric times. Trains to the north from Edinburgh and Glasgow are regular, with both Edinburgh and Glasgow being directly connected by rail to Aberdeen, via Dundee. Although the industries with which Broughty Ferry was once associated are now gone, the town remains a lovely holiday destination and a pleasant waterfront suburb of Dundee. Tummel bridge or simply 'Tummel' if you are a local, is carved in two by the gentle river Tummel. My absolute favorite part is the beach which stretches for miles along the coast. Cullen Skink Cullen skink is a thick Scottish soup made of smoked haddock, potatoes and onions.
Scotstoun not Scotstown as listed, is a tiny hamlet situated above the village of Strontian overlooking Loch Sunart on the edge of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Loch Ness and Loch Lochy, with their connecting waters, were joined in 1803 by canals with locks so as to make a continuous waterway the Caledonian Canal 62 miles long across northern Scotland, from the Moray Firth, an arm of the North Sea, to the Firth of Lorne, which opens to the Atlantic Ocean. Should have had the at hand. Today, Pittenweem is an active fishing port, and popular tourist destination. Consider timing your visit to coincide with Up Helly Aa, the traditional midwinter fire festival, which features torch-lit processions and the burning of a galley. Explore a thriving culinary scene, lively pubs and bars, great shops and the spread of galleries and cultural attractions, all set close to the pretty banks of the River Ness.
Follow this canal all the way to the west of town to reach a juxtaposition of modern and old with the Falkirk Wheel, an engineering work of art that rotates boats to lift them up to a separate canal, the Union. Before being baked, the bridie's filling is placed on pastry dough, which is then folded into a semi-circular or triangular shape; finally, the edges are crimped. By Air North East Scotland has two airports offering commercial flights, Aberdeen and Dundee. Reader offer: A five-night escorted archaeological tour of Shetland and Orkney costs from £885 per person. Although the exact battlefield location is contended, the grave of Sir John Stewart of Bonkyll, who commanded the Scots bowmen in that battle, can be found in Falkirk Trinity Church in the town centre.
It's popular with both walkers and golfers, as well as those seeking more historical attractions. While the population of the Flow Country is sparse, it is a popular home for numerous rare plants, insects and birds. The River Shiel runs through the area which no doubt led to the village name of Shiel Bridge. Located on the shores of Loch Carron, Plockton is, I believe, also called The Highland Riviera thanks to its palm trees -- a common, but strange occurrence here you don't expect the Scottish climate to suit palm trees. At its best in late spring when there is still plenty of snow higher up. The West Highland Way and Great Glen Way, both popular hiking routes, have Fort William as a terminus.