As a driving and motorhome enthusiast, I can genuinely recommend Scotland as one of the very best locations in the world. From modern, metropolitan cities such as Edinburgh to the scenic delights of the Highlands, Scotland offers a diverse and unusual landscape that must be seen to be believed.
There is far more too, with Scotland’s rural scenery also home to some ancient secrets that have stood the test of time. In fact, I would go as far as to say that you could spend two solid weeks exploring Scotland by motorhome and still not be able to see every point of interest.
3 of the Most Exciting Sights and Sounds around Scotland
With this in mind, let’s take a look at three of Scotland’s most diverse, fascinating and alluring points of interest: –
1. The Islay Show in Bridgend, Islay
If you really want to gain an insight into Scotland’s culture and strong, agricultural emphasis, you should visit the Islay Show in Bridgend. A traditional agricultural show featuring numerous classes of animals, this iconic event has evolved into a mainstream family occasion that welcomes families from near and far!
While it may have rained throughout at this years’ event, the Islay Show was still packed to the rafters while it continued to offer a true insight into Scotland’s heritage, history and cultural identity.
2. Skara Brae on the Bay of Skaill, the Orkney Islands
Skara Brae is one of the world’s most stunning ancient sites, and one that was rewarded with deserved status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the largest island within the Orkney archipelago and consisting of eight clustered dwellings. Believed to have been occupied in 3180BC, is the oldest and most complete Neolithic village in Europe.
In fact, not only does it remain one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets, but it has also been referred to as the Scottish Pompeii’ due to the incredible way in which the site has been preserved over time.
3. The Scottish Highlands
Finally, we finish with the Scottish Highlands, which traverse much of Northwest Scotland and cover more than 10 miles of breath-taking beauty. Overlooked by the towering (and somewhat melancholy) Urquhart Castle, it is home to numerous landmarks, points of interest and even the Loch that is said to be home to the mythical Nessie.
It is also home to a number of ancient, pre-historic landmarks, which underlines Scotland’s rich cultural heritage. Take the Achavanich Standing Stones, for example, which have been created in the shape of a horseshoe and stand on a picturesque hillside above Loch Stemster. It is open to visitors all tear around, and makes for an extremely education excursion.