Soaring mountains, beautiful woodland areas, shimmering lochs… Scotland’s natural beauty is truly one-of-a-kind, unmatched by any other in the world. It doesn’t come as a surprise, then, that many people choose it as a holiday destination – or simply to participate in a corporate away day, enjoy a hen party or partake in countless mini highland games!
So, what makes Scotland such an attractive destination?
Mountains and Hills
You only need only look at the landscapes of Scotland to see why its mountains are so appealing. Not only are they absolutely stunning, with their ragged peaks and gorgeous vegetation, but they also present a challenge for hikers and other thrill-seekers!
The magnificent mountains and hills that adorn the scenery are home to a large variety of wildlife as well, including red squirrels, pine martens, Scottish wildcats and grey seals. Perhaps one of the most famous hills, and one of the most recognisable, is the Old Man of Storr, on the Isle of Skye. It truly embodies what Scotland’s landscapes are all about: wild and beautiful.
Loch Ness might be the most famous lake in Scotland, attracting a large number of visitors hoping to be the ones to actually glimpse Nessie, but it’s certainly not the only one. There are more than 31,000 lochs spread out through the country, sparkling jewels that vary in size, depth and shape.
Most of them offer outdoor activities as well which, adding to the natural beauty of the lakes, makes a visit to Scotland absolutely worth it.
Forests and Woodland
For nature lovers, few things can compare to the forests and woodland areas of Scotland. Brimming with beautiful wildlife and stunning flora, as well as amazingly tall trees, you can expect to have a wonderful time when you visit one of these magical locations.
The air is heavy with the perfume of pines and flowers, and little critters scurry around. If you remain silent as you explore the beauty around you, you can spot them easily! Just as you can spot roes, foxes and badgers, amongst other incredible fauna.
Being surrounded by so much green has beneficial effects on your health, as you feel calmer and united with nature. The sense of peace that Scotland can offer, therefore, is priceless.
At Absolutely Scotland we’re well aware of the natural beauty of the country, even though it never really ceases to amaze us. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more about what you can do when visiting Scotland – and enjoy an experience of a lifetime!