Scotland is a beautiful country well-known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and valleys, rolling hills, green fields and forests, and rugged coastline. While everyone knows the Highlands for this, Scotland is beautiful in the Lowlands, islands and the flat lands of the North-East as well. There are over 700 islands, most in groups to the west (the Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides) and north (Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands).
Scotland has lively and friendly cities specifically Glasgow and Edinburgh, often of great architectural significance, and a rich history and heritage dating back thousands of years with many ancient and historic sites. Aberdeen on the northwest coast is considered the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’ due to its proximity to the North Sea oil Industry. Other characteristics that attract droves of visitors include golf (the game was created in Scotland), whisky (many distilleries can be visited), family history (of those who emigrated from Scotland), hiking, wildlife and winter sports. Then of course there’s Loch Ness in the north of the Highlands, where you can also hunt for the Monster...
While the sun may not always shine, the warm welcome and wonderful diversity of places, landscapes and experiences mean that Scotland has much to offer any traveller. - Adapted from Wikitravel.
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