Thinking of how you can make the most of 4 days in Scotland? Not an easy task considering the wealth of possibilities to choose from. But you have to start somewhere right? So here are a few ideas on the best places to visit and some of the must-see sights that should be on your list.
1. Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh)
The Edinburgh Castle is not just one of the most popular landmarks not just in the city of Edinburgh but also in the country. The historic fortress looks imposing and awe-inspiring as it sits on top of Castle Rock offering a breathtaking view of the city. Some of the castle’s top attractions include the Crown Jewels, National War Museum of Scotland, and the Stone of Destiny among others.
The small village of Glenfinnan is best known for at least two things — the historic Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Monument and the Glenfinnan viaduct with the famous Jacobite steam engine that runs through it as well as the stunning scenery surrounding it.
3. Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
Britain’s first open-air museum is a must-see for anyone who wants to learn more about how the Highland peoples lived during the 1700s to the 1960s. Educational and experiential, a visit to the Highland Folk Museum is much like being transported back in time.
4. The Isle of Skye
The place the Vikings referred to as Cloud Island is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Scotland. History buffs will find plenty of attractions including the clan castles of the Clan MacDonald and Clan MacLeod. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find awe-inspiring wildlife, nature areas, and other natural sights.