Scotland is not the place to go to relax by the pool in a five-star hotel and occasionally take planned excursions. This country is famous for its stunning ancient castles, stunning landscapes and even beautiful ruins.
Which castles in Scotland are worth visiting
There are over 3,000 castles in Scotland - both small and large, dilapidated and well-preserved. Of course, it takes a lot of time to visit them all in person. If you want not to waste your precious time in vain, but immediately see a truly luxurious and majestic castle, go to the town of Stigrling. Lovers of narrow, winding cobbled streets and medieval-style buildings will love the city itself, but you shouldn't stop looking at it, because the castle towers 75 meters above the city streets. This is one of the most protected structures in the country: it is incredibly difficult to storm Stigrling Castle due to its location, so it is well preserved. There you will see halls built in the 14th century, stunning 16th century fortifications, medieval cuisine, chapels of the country's rulers and much more. Moreover, you can enjoy the amazing view from the castle to the valley.
If you want to see a fabulous palace, head to Glams Castle (Glemis). This is one of the most beautiful state castles not only in Scotland, but in the whole world. For centuries, it was the seat of the royal family. You will be able to see not only luxurious architecture, but also classic interiors, rare books, paintings and sculptures, stunning gardens. By the way, they say that even a few ghosts live in Glams. Just remember that this castle is not always open to tourists: you can visit it only from April to November, only when ordering a special tour.
Best places to visit in Scotland
Not only is there a wonderful castle not far from Aberdeen, but also a small whiskey distillery. It is there that they prepare a drink for members of the royal family. There is also the estate where Queen Victoria often rested, and you can even see it from a special platform. Some of the best rivers for fishing and hunting grounds are located near Aberdeen.
If you want to immerse yourself in a medieval atmosphere, go to the village of Braemar, which is famous for its wonderful landscapes, miniature and very comfortable hotels, wonderful cozy cafes. By the way, there at the end of summer you can see representatives of the upper classes who come to rest. Literally half an hour's drive from this village, you will find a wonderful shopping center where you can buy a variety of goods, including very rare ones.