Scotland – the jewel in the crown of the British Isles

Scotland – the jewel in the crown of the British Isles

Mist covered glens, snow capped peaks and rivers where the salmon fishing is the best in the world. These are just three reasons to proclaim Scotland as the jewel in the crown of the British Isles. Some might say it is St Andrews, the ‘home of golf’ which is the jewel in the crown of Scotland. Others might point out the rich legacy of history, the well preserved Georgian architecture of Edinburgh or the rugged, unspoilt coastline. Whatever the reason, a holiday in Scotland is best experienced from a self catering country cottage in the Kingdom of Fife.

Scotland the brave

Wherever you look in Scotland you will see signs of its turbulent history. According to the Visit Scotland website there are hundreds of historic sites open to the public. These sites span over 5,000 years of history north of the border. A Scotland vacation wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Bannockburn. Site of the First War of Independence against the ‘Auld Enemy’ it is a must see for history buffs and lovers of Scotland the brave.

Historic Stirling castle stands as a monument to the renaissance Kings and Queens. It is a symbol of Scottish pride and a symbol of the independence of the nation. It was the favoured residence of successive kings and queens of Scotland long before the union of England and Scotland. There are many more sites to see and places to visit. A short stay in the old kingdom will give you a taste of its long history and the foundations of Scottish pride and passion.

Scotland the beautiful

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A disappointing image for this blog and the writer didn't mention some of my reasons to visit Scotland. I would say the hikes and ... Read More
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