HOLIDAYS AND SHORT BREAKS TO SCOTLAND
Scotland is a beautiful place filled with history and an ideal location to take a short break, which will not leave you disappointed with the things that are available to see and do.
From stunning coastlines, bustling cities to rolling hills, lochs, amazing scenery, mountain ranges, Scotland really does offer the visitor everything and then so much more besides! From legend to myth Scotland has many a tail to tell – you cannot feel disappointed with a visit to Scotland!
Love art galleries and museums? Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was a grand Victorian cathedral of culture, but has been transformed and revamped into a fascinating museum. Made from beautiful stone on the outside and on the inside it is home to a huge variety of exhibits from fine art, stuffed animals, and Micronesian shark-tooth swords to a Spitfire plane. Despite housing all these different types of art and exhibits, it is set out perfectly; each room is carefully thought out and is overall a manageable size. There is an excellent room of Scottish art, a room of fine French Impressionist works and quality Renaissance paintings from Italy and Flanders. What makes this museum great is that nearly everything (even most paintings) has an easy-read paragraph of interpretation next to it, giving you a deeper insight into the world of art. The museum hosts its own free hour-long guided tours as well, that begin at 11am and 2.30pm.
Hermaness Nature Reserve is somewhere all animal and nature lovers should go. A lovely 4.5 mile round walk takes you from the entrance of the reserve to the cliffs where you can catch a glimpse of Puffins, Fulmars and Gannets! From these beautiful cliffs you can see Britain’s most northerly point, the rocks of Out Stack, and Muckle Flugga and the lighthouse that is there. If you go to simply watch the wildlife then the visitors centre near the reserve’s entrance can help you out with some of the best tips to help you on your animal spotting.
Scotland’s cities have become known for the world-class shopping destinations and it doesn’t matter if you’re after designer labels, high street bargains or browsing through unique independent stores, you won’t be disappointed.
Aberdeen is a brilliant day out for shopping as all of the city’s big shopping centres are all in the heart of this wonderful city, which makes it extra easy to visit a huge array of shops in one day. After a hard day shopping, in the West End of the city there is Merchant Quarter which is home to amazing restaurants, bars and unique shops. Or why not discover why Glasgow is said to have some of the best shopping in the UK outside of London?
No matter what sort of a day you are after, whether it be busy or relaxed; you are sure to have a brilliant time in the wonderful place.