Scotland

Scotland

Scotland is the northernmost country of Great Britain, sharing a border of almost 100 miles with England to the south. Ireland is only 13 miles across the Irish Sea from Scotland. A dramatic and breathtaking landscape of lochs, rivers, peaks, mountainous highlands, 790 islands, broad valleys, and southern lowlands. From early hunter-gatherers to neolithic villages, chiefdoms,┬ápre-Christian ritual structures, Pictish, Gaelic, Viking, and Norse cultures – the early human history of Scotland is still visible today and makes for a fantastic trip of exploration! As a difference in wealth between the Highlands and the industrializing lowlands grew, Highlanders adopted tartan and the Great Highland bagpipe. Celtic culture and festivals are enduring in Scotland, as are symbols such as Saint Andrew’s Cross.

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Isle of Lewis: Mystery and History

Isle of Lewis: Mystery and History

MoniqueNov 1, 202013 min read
Isle of Lewis sites: Calanais Standing Stones, Dun Carloway Broch, Blackhouse, Norse Mill, Harris Tweed, Butt of Lewis, Uig Chessmen and more
Amazing Standing Stones of Callanish

Amazing Standing Stones of Callanish

MoniqueOct 25, 20209 min read
Learn why the Callanish Standing Stones are a must-see experience in the Scottish Outer Hebrides: history, mystery, what to see, how to visit
Best Scotland Landmarks for History and Culture

Best Scotland Landmarks for History and Culture

MoniqueApr 28, 202012 min read
From ancient standing stones to palaces and ruined castles. Travel bloggers reveal their favorite cultural and historical Scotland landmarks to visit.