Category: Scotland

Glasgow Zoo

Glasgow Zoo, also known as Calderpark Zoo, was a once renowned zoo within Scotland and a favourite day trip for animal enthusiasts and tourists. Although the zoo closed its doors on the 25th August 2003, during its peak this zoo attracted an approximate of 140,000 visitors a year and was home to over 600 animals.…

If you’ve never explored the South West corner of Scotland, then Whithorn is the place to change that. Home to some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, alongside the rich history and culture, this is a hidden gem that should top your bucket list. Whithorn Centre The centre of Whithorn is the place to start, with…

Maeshowe, Scotland

It should come as no surprise that Maeshowe, Scotland draws in the history buffs each and every year as it is home to the Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, which has been dubbed one of the best chambered tombs in all of Europe. The ancient site is able to transport visitors to another time and place, and…

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…