People from all over the world come to Scotland to enjoy its stunning blend of architecture, rich history and natural wonders. From its glistening lochs to its misty mountains, Scotland maintains its old charm with very few modern-day developments. If you don’t believe us, then check out these 12 incredible photos that will make you want to visit Scotland’s magnificent landscapes.
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Often called “Ben” by the locals, Britain’s highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William and is a popular destination for extreme hikers and mountaineers.
Ben Lomond, Rowardennan
The largest fresh-water loch in the United Kingdom, Ben Lomond sits alone on the eastern shore of the great Loch Lomond. Due to its easy accessibility to Scotland’s Central Belt, which includes popular cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, Ben Lomond rivals mountain Ben Nevis as the most climbed hill in Scotland.
The Storr, Isle of Skye
One of the most famous natural formations in Scotland, the ‘Old Man’ Storr Hill on the Isle of Skye’s Trotternish ridge, is a large pinnacle of rock that can be recognised from afar.
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
This unique historic landscape’s crags and hills contributes to Edinburgh’s distinctive skyline. Within the park is a wealth of history and archaeology spanning thousands of years and offers unbelievable views of the city.
Neist Point, Glendale
Located near the town of Glendale, Neist Point is one of the most recognised lighthouses in Scotland. If you find yourself there during sunset, the view becomes even more remarkable making a hotspot for photographers.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan
The Glenfinnan Viaduct is found along the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan. Overlooking Loch Shiel, the viaduct stretches southwest for 20 miles and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Fans of the second and third Harry Potter films will also recognise this railway as the signature scene for the Hogwarts Express route.
Urqhart Castle, Drumnadrochit
This impressive ruin overlooks the waters of Loch Ness and has a long history. Once one of Scotland’s largest strongholds, Urquhart’s location played a key role in the Scottish battle for independence.
Eilean Donan, Kyle of Lochalsh
This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland. Located on an island, overlooking the Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan is surrounded by Kintail’s mountains in a stunning setting.
Glen Coe, Glencoe
Glen Coe draws walkers and climbers from all over the world. Located in the Scottish Highlands, Glen Coe is the most famous Scottish glen and features spectacular mountains, waterfalls and lochs among its landscape.
Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis
Located in Glen Nevis, in the Scottish Highlands, Steall Falls is a spectacular waterfall, which cascades into a huge gorge from high above. The waterfall is about 91m high and in the winter it freezes completely and climbers ascend it.
Kilchurn Castle, Dalmally
Located on the rocky peninsula of Loch Awe, this ruin was a former island in the 15th century. It has been said that the castle is haunted by a disembodied voice of a child that can be heard on the top floor of the tower.
Loch Ness, Lochness
This brooding lake in Northern Scotland is the largest lake in Scotland. With depths reaching 900 feet and a length of more than 20 miles, Loch Ness provides plenty of hiding places for its legendary monster – the lake’s long-time and elusive resident.