How can you not visit Scotland if you enjoy history and beautiful architecture? The United Kingdom’s most beautiful country.
During the summer, we visited Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. The best time to visit Scotland is in the summer. We took the National Express bus from Reading. We drove from Reading to Edinburgh for about 11 hours. The bus ticket was priced at 70 GBP.
- Edinburgh Castle: This most famous of Scottish castles has a complicated construction history. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, was built in the 12th century; the Great Hall was built around 1510 by James IV; the Half Moon Battery by Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after World War I.
The Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One o’ Clock Gun, and the National War Museum of Scotland are all housed in the castle.
2. National Museum of Scotland: National Museum of Scotland, you can enjoy the pleasures of nature, learn about world cultures, and marvel at treasures from all over the world. The National Museum of Scotland is well-known among visitors. The museum houses a wide variety of art and design exhibits, interactive displays and games, and galleries and exhibitions, all housed in a visually stunning building.
3. Scott Monument
The Scott Monument, built to honour Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott, is the world’s largest monument dedicated to a writer. The Scott Monument, which dominates Edinburgh’s skyline with its gothic design, is a must-see during an Edinburgh tour. You can simply admire it from below, or visitors can climb the 287 steps to the top for a few pounds.
4. Lauriston Castle
This 16th-century tower house on Edinburgh’s west side, in the leafy suburb of Cramond, is just three miles from Princes Street. Explore the stunning grounds of Lauriston Castle, which overlooks the sea. The grounds include a stunning Japanese Friendship garden, which was donated by the Kyoto prefecture.
5. Panda and Sons: Panda & Sons is tucked away in Edinburgh’s city centre, but keep your eyes peeled – it’s worth a visit for a delicious tipple! Try the legendary boozy ice cream, vending machine treats, and slushies at Hoot the Redeemer on Hanover Street if you’re looking for more quirky bars to add to your pub crawl.