Scotland was recently voted ‘the most beautiful country in the world’ by readers of Rough Guides. But what makes Scotland so special and worthy of this accolade?
First of all, the scenery is second to none. With truly breathtaking landscapes made up of wild beaches, mystical lochs, rugged mountains, ancient forests, rolling landscape and fairytale castles, adventures await around every corner.
Scotland’s ancient cityscapes will also inspire. Each of the seven cities offer something incredibly unique, from eye-popping architecture and fascinating history to hidden gems, royal palaces and cultural hotspots. Taste your way around the cities, with fabulous local produce on offer in trendy restaurants, cosy gastropubs and elegant bars, as well as in the 12 Michelin-starred restaurants scattered across Scotland.
Now is a great time to visit, with a feast of sport and culture events to look forward to. In addition to hosting the unmissable European Athletics Indoor Championships, Scotland will also welcome the world’s greatest female golfers to The 2019 Solheim Cup, and Glasgow is one of the host cities for UEFA EURO 2020. It is easy to see why Scotland is the #perfectstage with energetic crowds bringing energy, fun and atmosphere to every event.
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Browse through fascinating museums and art galleries, like the world-renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the iconic Riverside Museum. Stroll through beautiful green parks or tantalise the taste buds in a dazzling array of restaurants.
Indulge in all manner of retail therapy — the city is consistently voted top for shopping in the UK outside London. Internationally known for the friendliness of its welcome, Glasgow has also been named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top ten must-see cities and was listed in the New York Times top places to visit.
Sitting on the doorstep of some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery and with great transport links to the rest of the country, Glasgow is an ideal location to sample the sights and sounds of Scotland. Recently named as one of the top 3 countries to visit in 2014 by Lonely Planet, there has never been a better time to experience Scotland.
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