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47 Sights of Scotland That'll Make You Want to Join the Tartan Army ...

By Neecey

The sights of Scotland are among the most glorious in the UK. Known for its highlands and lowlands, lochs and glens, wildlife and nature, Scotland is one of Mother Nature's stunning tableaux. But the sights of Scotland also include vibrant cities, medieval towns, historical attractions and more castles than Disney could ever dream of.

1 Callanish Stones

Callanish StonesThe sights of Scotland include the country's version of Stonehenge. There are other stone circles of note, like the Ring of Brodgar on Orkney.

2 Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan CastleVia Cuento de Hadas....
Standing at the confluence of Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, Eilian Donan is one of the most picturesque castles in Scotland.

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3 Glasgow

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Glasgow is Scotland's second city but is larger than the capital, Edinburgh. As well as being a major Scottish cultural center, Glasgow has great shopping.

4 Edinburgh

EdinburghVia Google+
Edinburgh is home to the world famous castle, Holyrood Palace and h Royal Mile.

5 Highland Cattle

Highland CattleVia Isle of Skye - Scotland ...
The distinctive shaggy cows of Scotland.

6 Fingal's Cave

Fingal's CaveVia Fingal's Cave by Sergey Simanovsky
The cave on the uninhabited Hebridean island of Staffa is so melodious that it inspired composer Mendelssohn to write the Hebrides Overture.

7 Smoo Cave

Smoo CaveVia The 9 Most Stunning Cave ...
40,000 people visit the cave annually. And when you see the location (next picture) you'll see why.

8 Bay of Smoo

Bay of SmooVia Top 10 Mindblowing Landscapes – ...
Scotland's rugged coast is full of wonderful scenery.

9 River Garry

River GarryVia INDEX
The gorgeous colors of fall.

10 The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle

The Fairy Pools, Glen BrittleVia The Fairy Pools on the ...
A stunning sight on the Isle of Skye.

11 Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar CastleVia 50 Of The Most Beautiful ...
Dunnottar has played a prominent role in the history of Scotland through to the 18th-century Jacobite risings because of its strategic location and defensive strength. Dunnottar is best known as the place where the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's invading army in the 17th century.

12 Northern Lights

Northern LightsVia 16 Absolutely Breathtaking Photos Of ...
The Aurora Borealis is visible in many places in the north of Scotland.

13 Forth Rail Bridge

Forth Rail BridgeVia 53 Reasons Living In Edinburgh ...
One of the most iconic sights of Scotland, the bridge has the world's second longest single span.

14 Loch Ness

Loch NessVia Scotland Loch Ness _DSC10109
The ruins of Urquhart Castle overlook Nessie's home.

15 Isle of Mull

Isle of MullVia The Best Coastal Drives, Part ...
All of the Scottish islands are incredibly beautiful.

16 Balmoral

BalmoralVia Spring Break Trip to Scotland ...
Where the British Royal Family spend their summer.

17 The Kelpies, Falkirk’

The Kelpies, Falkirk’Via Scotland's huge Kelpies sculpture completes
Andy Scott's 30 meter structures near Falkirk pay homage to the working horses of Scotland.

18 Iona Abbey

Iona AbbeyVia Iona-Abbey
Duncan, the Scottish king murdered by Macbeth in 1140, is reputed to be buried here, along with 47 other Scottish kings.

19 Achmelvich

AchmelvichVia 33 Beaches You'd Never Believe ...
There are fabulous beaches in Scotland.

20 The Trossachs

The TrossachsVia Bandar Yousef's favorites
The Trossachs is a stunning area of wooded glens and braes with quiet lochs.

21 Cruden Bay

Cruden BayVia Where Sand Meets Stars
If you love tiny and rocky inlets, you'll love the Scottish coast.

22 The Robert the Bruce Statue and the William Wallace Monument, Stirling

The Robert the Bruce Statue and the William Wallace Monument, StirlingVia scot-image.co.uk
If you've seen Braveheart you'll know the story of these two Scottish heroes.

23 Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh CastleVia Edinburgh Castle grounds beyond Princes ...
One of the sights of Scotland that is world famous.

24 Gardens at Dunrobin Castle

Gardens at Dunrobin CastleVia Gardens by the Sea
As well as being historically and architecturally interesting, some of the castles of Scotland have wonderful gardens and grounds to wander.

25 Red Deer in Lochranza, Isle of Arran

Red Deer in Lochranza, Isle of ArranVia Red Deer in Lochranza
One of the wildlife symbols of Scotland

26 Outer Hebrides

Outer HebridesVia flickr.com
You can't fail to be moved by awesome scenery like this.

27 The Elephant House, Edinburgh

The Elephant House, EdinburghVia The Elephant House
The birthplace of Harry Potter.

28 Glamis Castle, Angus

Glamis Castle, AngusVia Top 10 Most Fascinating Castles ...
This was the home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon who married King George VI and was mother to Queen Elizabeth II.

29 Glenfinnan Viaduct

Glenfinnan ViaductVia Train on Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
I'm sure you recognize the viaduct even if the train isn't the Hogwarts Express.

30 Piper

PiperVia If It's Hip, It's Here: ...
Make it your mission to see what a Scotsman really wears under his kilt.

31 St. Kilda

St. KildaVia The Little Hermitage
The weather adds to the wildness of the scenery.

32 Heather in the Highlands

Heather in the HighlandsVia Squarespace - Claim This Domain
Over 5 million acres of Scotland are carpeted with heather which blooms twice a year.

33 Sumburgh Head, Shetland

Sumburgh Head, ShetlandVia flickr.com
The Old Norse name was Dunrøstar høfdi, which means "The Head onto the Thunderous Noise", referring to the noise of Sumburgh Roost. The cliffs are home to large numbers of seabirds and the area is an RSPB nature reserve.

34 Tartan Heaven

Tartan HeavenWhat’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of things associated with Scotland?

35 Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn ChapelVia Rosslyn Chapel
You might recognize this from The Da Vinci Code.

36 Culloden Memorial

Culloden MemorialVia Culloden Memorial
The Battle of Culloden was fought on Drumossie Moor, to the north east of Inverness, on April 16, 1746. It was the last of the great Jacobite risings - popular attempts to reinstate a Stuart monarch on the throne of Britain - and was led by Charles Edward Stuart, also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or the Young Pretender.

37 The Auld Kirk, Alloway

The Auld Kirk, AllowayVia The Auld Kirk, Alloway (C) ...
This ruined kirkyard is near Burns Cottage and is the setting for the Burns' poem, "Tam o'Shanter"

38 Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton CoveVia Gilmerton Cove (Edinburgh, Scotland): Hours, ...
One of Scotland's most curious heritage sites. It's an archeological mystery that has baffled investigators for over 300 years.

39 Inverness

InvernessVia Inverness
The UK's northernmost city.

40 Loch Lomond

Loch LomondVia Loch Lomond Light
Loch is the Scottish Gaelic word for a lake or sea inlet.

41 Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow NecropolisVia Glasgow Necropolis
One of the oldest municipal cemeteries in the UK.

42 The Royal Scotsman Train

The Royal Scotsman TrainTrain travel is a wonderful way to see the stunning Scottish countryside.

43 Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Garden of Cosmic SpeculationVia Scotland's Incredible Garden of Cosmic ...
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a 30 acre sculpture garden created by landscape architect and theorist Charles Jencks at his home, Portrack House, near Dumfries.

44 Plockton

PlocktonVia Scottish Highlands Pictures, Scotland, UK

Located on the shore of Loch Carron, Plockton is often referred to the prettiest village in Scotland.

45 Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars BobbyVia Greyfriars Bobby
The 19th century Skye Terrier reportedly spent 14 years sitting on his master's grave.

46 Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow PalaceVia Where's the party
The birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

47 Ben Nevis

Ben NevisVia Scotland highlands in summer
The UK's highest mountain

Scotland is a fascinating and jaw-droppingly beautiful country. Every type of holidaymaker will find something to love here. I shared just a few of the sights of Scotland with you and hope you get to see some of them someday. Is it somewhere on your must-visit list?

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