I haven’t thought about “the perfect escape” yet but I sure do have a bucket full of lists for summer getaways. Summer officially and astronomically starts by the end of June. Have you made any plans yet for summer? I think going to the beach is the best path to beat the heat however, living in the Midwest means there’s no way we are near the ocean water. My husband and I would love to travel Europe someday. I would often give him a hard time every time he travels there for work while I’m here waiting for him to come home with souvenirs. I want to buy the souvenirs myself though!
One of the best UK destinations to be considered is Scotland. If you are a Braveheart (film by Mel Gibson) fanatic like me, you will definitely have to add this in your tour list. Scotland is a part of the UK, also a part of Great Britain and the British Isles. I have a friend who lives in the UK and he would always tell me nice stories about their trip to Edinburgh. He recommended a few places to check out while visiting there but knowing me, I wouldn’t miss any spot. Not much worried about where to stay since Edinburgh hotels are pretty much abundant. And I'm excited to see Nessie the Loch Ness monster! If she would even show herself up to me.
But here are the places I would love go if we ever get the chance to travel there. I admire castles so much and that one day I would love to be in a real castle. I got Stirling Castle up on my list first. It is known to be one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. I know there will be a great amount of information about its history and legends to take in.
|(Stirling Castle. Photo by Wikipedia)|
Of course, I wouldn't forget the Edinburgh Castle. The most important fortress and the most-visited paid tourist attraction which is positioned atop the volcanic castle rock in Scotland.
|(Edinburgh Castle. Photo by Wikipedia)|
The Edinburgh Festival Theater. It is a performing arts venue used primarily for performances of opera and ballet, large-scale musical events, and touring groups.
|(Edinburgh Festival Theater. Photo by Wikipedia)|
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is also a must see. These amazing architectures can't be found just around the corner of the United States. It somehow gives the feel of being in a Greek garden where goddesses hang around. The RBGE was originally founded as a Physic Garden to grow medical plants and is now one of Scotland's popular tourist attractions.
|(Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Photo by Wikipedia)|
The Scott Monument would be my favorite architecture around Scotland. A tribute to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, this Victorian Gothic monument is a tower that holds a series of narrow spiral staircases which gives panoramic views of the entire Edinburgh.
|(Scott Monument. Photo by Wikipedia)|
Well, these are just a few of tourist attractions that I discovered while picking my vacation wishlists. For me, Edinburgh Scotland is such an interesting place to visit. It's a kind of place where great legends and fascinating history will never be forgotten because of the beautiful landmarks that was left behind. With all the castles, monuments, and beautiful architectures, this country will surely be a recommended destination and I wouldn't miss it for the world.