Finding the right way to explore Scotland is such a grand task. Where should one start?
Okay, so let’s start with the basics. The lay of the land in Scotland is a whole matter which should be considered as a subject of its own.
Being a northern European outpost with many outreaching islands, Scotland is connected to the mainland of the UK, an island in its own right, with a boundary to the South which connects Scotland to England. The boundary is clear in many respects and so to explore Scotland most definitely should include the boundaries and bordering areas of the UK.
Like many explorers, there may be romantic notions to set sail and explore the coastal areas and islands as part of the journey. There are more than 900 islands which belong to Scotland. It’s possible to spend ones sailing career to explore Scotland to its fullest, thus sailing to all of the islands. With so many islands to explore, it would be logical to categorise the islands into their own groups – Shetland, Orkney, Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides. Island exploration is a ‘must’ for anyone planning to explore Scotland.
In real terms, it should be straightforward enough to explore one of two of the Scottish islands during a lifetime. There are several ways to reach some of the islands. While sail boats, ferries and public transport are often available, there are in fact a couple of airlines who fly to some of the islands, one of which even lands their planes on the beach. Wouldn’t this be a fun or novel way to start your journey of the island in your quest to explore Scotland? If you can explore Scotland by sea, you shouldn’t miss some of the most outstanding views of island mountains, such as The Cuillins, Isle of Skye.
Speaking of mountains and extraordinary views, to explore Scotland will offer you an exemplary range of jaw dropping sights to behold. The countryside of Scotland is so vast, and varied, you might be surprised to experience that, for a small country standard, there’s a multitude of settings of intrigue. And it’s not just in the countryside or rural areas. The cities here provide much scope to explore Scotland further. Be it UNESCO listed heritage cityscapes of Edinburgh, award winning architecture and museums to be immersed in, there are options for everyone to experience their own ideas to explore Scotland further.
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Explore Scotland with Heartland Travel
When you are set to explore Scotland and you wish to see what the country has to offer, you can guarantee that with our team of tourers here at Heartland Travel, you can experience a tour of Scotland which sees the most iconic sights; including those smaller idyllic sights that others may not allow you to experience.
We are a fun and transparent team here. We’re open to suggestions that our fellow tourers wish to experience in Scotland, and if we can do it, we will certainly do so. Exploring Scotland has never been better, we offer a great selection of tours – our most popular being our 4 day classic Scotland tour. Being out in the wilderness is a great way to relax and reflect on your life. Scotland is a peaceful and beautiful country, and by experiencing one of our exciting tours of Scotland, you will enjoy yourself seeing some of the best sights that Scotland has to offer – which are essentially some of the best sights in the world.
We have stunning views, attractive countryside and iconic scenery in Scotland, which will remain with you for the rest of your life.
Explore Scotland today with Heartland Travel.