Must see points of attractions in Scotland Like a fine single malt, scotland is a connoisseur of sceneries. Scotland is known for its spectacular sceneries , sophisticated cities with loch lomond, Kelvingrove art gallery, Riverside Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, Holyrood palace, Edinburgh castle and the famous Glenfinnan viaduct attracts numerous tourists every year. It lives in the Chronicles of Shakespeare's “ Macbeth”.
Lying calmly in the Glen Mor or Great Glen bisecting the Highlands is a deep dark lake called Loch Ness. The sharp rise and fall of the level of the loch is one reason for the scanty flora of the waters, while another being the great depths of the loch near the shoreline. Loch Ness covers more than 700 square miles with many rivers including the Oich and Enrick. This deep loch is said to be a home for an aquatic monster. If we are lucky enough , we might click some shots of this long-extinct plesiosaurs intriguing many visitors. The Loch became so famous which led to the making of the film “Water Horse”.
At a short distance from Loch Ness, there lies a castle on a stubby peninsula turning many heads with its coarse walls. The bizarre shape of the castle depicts the the irregular outcrop of rock on which it was built. The castle is shaped like a “B” structure. The narrow part of the castle is located beyond the gate which is erected slightly to the left and there is also a water gate which allows the access to pier. A grant tower, kitchen, great hall and a chapel can be seen by the tourists leaving our imaginations wild. The Grant Tower remains as the most preserved part of the tower with vaulted cellars , original wallhead and gable including the spiral staircase letting us to enjoy the spectacular beauty of Loch Ness.
This oldest surviving castle has played a significant role in Scottish history as a royal residence and also as a military stronghold. This mighty castle on top of a volcanic rock dominates the city of Edinburgh and visible from 10 miles at any direction. The brooding, black crags of Castle Rock is the very reason for the existence of Edinburgh. It remained as a much protected hilltop castle which saw huge numbers of Roman Legions and countless battlements to the Jacobite troops of Bonnie Prince Charlie which houses the Scottish crown jewels. The entrance is bounded by a statue of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace letting a cobbled lane. There is a famous event called 1 o’ clock gun located in the very end of Mills Mount Battery where a cannonball is fired as remembrance of the soldiers who fought in WW II.
It is a jagged grassy hill that is sprawled near the urban centre of Edinburgh. It is a short hike but a strenuous one through which the tourists are rewarded with breathtaking views of Edinburgh. It is located in the Holyrood park which is an extinct volcano which erupted 350 million years ago. The arthurs seat earned its formation due to the outpour of Lava and long outline can be spotted that is created due to the eruption exposing basaltic sill.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum features 22 themed art galleries which displays 8000 objects of natural history, arms and armor, art from many art movements and periods of history and many more. The Salvador Dali masterpiece ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’ can be found here and there is also a Spitfire LA198 that is a Mark 21 Spitfire built in 1944 with a Rolls Royce Griffon 61 engine and a five blade propeller hanging in the ceiling that raises our eyebrows in astonishment. There is Dutch gallery displaying 17th century works of Dutch and a French gallery with works of Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Van Gogh. Glasgow Style Gallery features furniture, decorative panels from Ingram Street Tearooms that are designed by Mackintosh. The Glasgow Boys Gallery, The Scottish Colourists Gallery and Fulton’s Orrery are other notable ones.
The crazy fans of Harry potter recognizes this place with a glimpse. Yes, this place has brought in a huge number of visitors from all over the world for its striking sceneries and special atmosphere. The Hogwarts Express shots took place in this very Glenfinnan for the Prisoner of Azkaban and Chamber of Secrets. The first and longest mass concrete viaduct in Scotland or England was built here in 1901 which still carries the rail traffic through a Jacobite steam train that runs from Glenfinnan to Fort William and Mallaig. Every year of August, Glenfinnan Gathering and Games take place and also the famous Bonnie prince association brings in tourists to this great huge 21 arched concrete crescent that are 1000 ft high.