Category: Scotland

Up Helly Aa

Up Helly Aa is an annual fire festival held in Shetland. The festival takes place every last Tuesday of January, in Lerwick, Shetland. During the festival, squads carrying their Vikings torches in the night march across the town wearing Viking themed costumes. Up Helly Aa is usually held annually to mark the end of the…

The Italian Chapel

Located on the tiny uninhabited island of Lamb Homb in Scotland’s memorable Orkney Islands, The Italian Chapel is an inspiring Catholic church that was constructed by prisoners of war during World War II. The site has become a popular tourist destination, attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually. The chapel was started as a makeshift structure…

Smoo Cave

Smoo Cave is a unique and magnificent sea cave that merges with a freshwater cave complex to create an underground haven that every tourist will find impressive. The grand entrance to the cave has been enlarged by corrosion to a massive 40 metres wide and 15 metres high, making it the UK’s largest cave entrance…

Arthur’s Seat

In a group of hills located in Edinburgh, Scotland, sits Arthur’s Seat. This is the main peak in the hills which make up Holyrood Park. Known for their natural beauty, these hills attract many tourists, located just outside of the city centre. The name for Arthur’s seat is unknown although it is thought that it…

Edinburgh Festival

The Edinburgh Festival, also known as Fringe, runs through the summer for three weeks each year, meaning you have a large window in which to visit and enjoy the festivities. Hosting thousands of great artists including magicians, musicians, comedians and street performers, you will see something new and amazing for every day that you spend…

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura is one of the most unique attractions in the United Kingdom. Located in the beautiful capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, Camera Obscura is a collection of illusions which visitors experience through a range of interactive exhibits. Among the many dazzling exhibits at Camera Obscura, the beautiful views of the city available from the rooftop…

Irvine

Irvine is an industrial town in North Ayrshire, just south of Glasgow. The town was made a Royal Burgh in 1372 and is now a busy place with plenty of history to explore. Irvine harbour is a major seaport on Scotland’s west coast, as well as being the site of the Scottish Maritime Museum. Whether…

Stranraer

Stranraer is an attractive town in south west Scotland. The Rhins of Galloway is Scotland’s most south-western point. The climate in this part of Scotland is surprisingly warm. You will even see tropical plants growing here! It’s a peaceful, extraordinarily beautiful part of the country, with gorgeous landscapes, ancient Iron Age settlements, and plenty of…

Located next to the Isle of Iona, the Isle of Mull lies just off the West Coast of Scotland. This island has become well known by watchers of popular BBC TV programmes Springwatch and Coast, with the presenter, Gordon Buchanan who is from and lives on the Isle of Mull. Mull is also the setting…