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Scotland, a love affair

A destination with endless joy Scotland Highland Diaries

Scotland, an endless love affair filled with rugged mountains, vast heaths and beautiful cliffs. Some could say, Scotland is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Rich with the culture and history of the Highlands and Clans, along with the beautiful cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland is a landmark destination. Whether you’re looking for history, wildlife or a bustling culinary scene, you can find it here.

One of the best things about Scotland is it’s diversity. The rolling countryside, busy cities, icy mountain peaks and charming villages all combine to provide an excellent destination, whether you’re looking for an action-packed retreat, a cultural adventure or a relaxing break. Not yet tempted by this enticing city? No worries, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why YOU need to visit Scotland.

Scotland is home to some of the most striking landscapes in Europe. It’s ever changing, from rolling hills and jagged mountains to white sandy beaches; it really has a sprinkling of everything. With some of the best scenic drives you’ll ever find, there’s no reason why your next destination shouldn’t be to Scotland!

From Mackintosh’s Art Deco to Zaha Hadid, Scotland has a striking mix of architecture. In the cities, you’ll find modern developments and celebratory gothic buildings. Venture out of the cities, you’ll find no end of lighthouses, ancient abbeys, exquisite churches and cathedrals, historical monuments, old ruins, castles and impressive bridges. Scotland doesn’t fall short of amazing architecture.

Edinburgh vs Glasgow is an age old debate when it comes to visiting Scotland. That’s why we suggest, you visit both! In one corner we have Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, filled with history. Those wanting a break from city life will find solace in Edinburgh. This capital city is world renowned for its breathtaking scenery, most popularly through the Hogwarts Express scenes from the Harry Potter movies. History, heritage, and archaeology meet in Edinburgh. Tradition and legends are rich with the flavor of the old Scotland, thriving together with the worldly and modern flair of the city.

In the other we have Glasgow, overflowing with culture. If you want a less “touristy” feel, Glasgow is the place for you. It's well known for its architecture and it's (free) museums and galleries. Glasgow is fantastic all year round. There is something for everyone, and each season colors this dynamic city differently every time. As the epicenter of culture and a magnet for creatives, a trip to Glasgow is a thrilling experience for the eclectic, adventurous, and artistic traveler.

Truth be told, Scotland is a stunning country. With over 6,000 miles of coastline, legendary castles, endless adventures and a bustling nightlife, a trip to anywhere in Scotland is a win in itself. Coming in all shapes, sizes, styles and ages Scotland has a variety of different castles and hidden gems, bursting with magic. Scotland is so magical that the official animal of Scotland is a unicorn! Are you ready to plan your trip to Scotland? Coming in 2022, join Flock on an unforgettable trip and start your love affair with Scotland.

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