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Not the NC500

Everyone raves on about the NC500, but there is more to Scotland than just a 516 mile route around the Northern and Western Coasts. Dont get me wrong, it is a fantastic Route, but its not the 'be all and end all' There is so much more to see and breathe in





Below are list of some more places that are must see if Visiting Scotland, but arent on the NC500


  1. Edinburgh - the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is famous for its historic landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and Holyrood Palace. It's also a cultural hub with plenty of museums, galleries, and festivals.

  2. Glasgow - the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is a vibrant and eclectic city with a rich industrial history. It's home to several world-class museums, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the Glasgow Science Centre.

  3. Isle of Skye - located off the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Skye is known for its rugged and dramatic landscapes, including the Quiraing and the Fairy Pools. It's also a great place to spot wildlife, including red deer and golden eagles.

  4. Loch Ness - located in the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness is famous for its elusive monster, but it's also a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. You can take a boat tour of the loch or go hiking in the surrounding hills.

  5. Stirling - located in central Scotland, Stirling is a historic city with several important landmarks, including Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. It's also a great base for exploring the nearby Trossachs National Park.

  6. Orkney Islands - located off the north coast of Scotland, the Orkney Islands are a group of rugged and remote islands with a rich history dating back thousands of years. Highlights include the neolithic village of Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar stone circle.

  7. Cairngorms National Park - located in the Scottish Highlands, the Cairngorms National Park is a vast wilderness area with plenty of hiking and outdoor activities. It's also home to several charming villages and historic sites, including Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the British royal family.

  8. Glencoe - a stunning valley in the Scottish Highlands, Glencoe is known for its dramatic scenery and history. It's a great place to go hiking or skiing, and it's also home to several historic sites, including the Glencoe Massacre Memorial.

  9. Fort William - a charming town located at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, Fort William is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It's also home to the West Highland Museum and the Jacobite Steam Train, made famous in the Harry Potter films.

  10. Aberdeen - the third-largest city in Scotland, Aberdeen is known for its historic architecture, including the stunning Marischal College building. It's also a great place to enjoy fresh seafood and explore the nearby Dunnottar Castle.

  11. Dundee - a vibrant city located on the east coast of Scotland, Dundee is home to several world-class museums and galleries, including the V&A Dundee and the McManus Art Gallery and Museum. It's also a great base for exploring the nearby Angus Glens.

  12. St Andrews - a charming coastal town in Fife, St Andrews is known for its historic university and the famous Old Course golf course. It's also a great place to enjoy the stunning beaches and explore the nearby fishing villages.

  13. Perth - located in central Scotland, Perth is a historic city with several important landmarks, including Scone Palace and the Black Watch Museum. It's also a great base for exploring the nearby Perthshire countryside.

  14. The Borders - located in the southeast of Scotland, the Borders region is known for its rolling hills, historic landmarks, and vibrant towns. Highlights include the stunning Melrose Abbey and the charming town of Peebles.

  15. Dumfries and Galloway - located in the southwest of Scotland, Dumfries

We are so fortunate to live in these wonderful lands. And however long you stay will never be enough !!

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