Most travelers, whether adventurers or arm-chair tourists, are very familiar with Stonehenge, an ancient site in Wiltshire, England, best known for its unique megalithic circle of stones. The term “henge” actually refers to the ditch and bank of earth that surrounds the stone circles, which date back to 2500 BC. Stonehenge Stonehenge is a popular site for locals and … [Read more...] about Beyond Stonehenge: Mystical Henges and Stone Circles
The Outer Hebrides are located off the west coast of Scotland. They are a chain of 12 islands connected to the Scottish mainland. The islands encompass 150 miles of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Minch. Some of the most populated islands of the Outer Hebrides are the Lewis and Harris, South Uist, North Uist, Benbecula and the Barra. There are a variety of outdoor … [Read more...] about 10 Facts About Holidaying in the Outer Hebrides
What’s your idea of romantic scenery? Turquoise waters framing white sand beaches? A spectacular sunset? The silhouette of castle ruins, perched over a misty loch? Majestic mountains rising out of the sea? Then head to Scotland for a truly romantic getaway. Whether you want to go sightseeing in the city, horse-riding on empty beaches or … [Read more...] about Romantic Scotland
Holidays in the British Isles have been gaining in popularity in recent years and Scotland can offer something for everyone. Scotland has a unique and proud history and it is certainly a place that all people who live in the United Kingdom should try and visit. From cities packed with culture and entertainment to rugged mountains and vast lochs, it's easy to be overwhelmed with … [Read more...] about Places to Visit on a Family Vacation in Scotland
Scotland is a land of crumbling castles and rolling hills. The countryside is vast and the castles are impressive. Much of Scotland rests just as it did a few hundred years ago, and its culture follows suit. Folk music is still prevalent, and traditional Scottish food still dominates the cuisine. Castles Although many of the castles in Scotland have fallen to ruin or … [Read more...] about What’s So Fabulous About Scotland?