Scotland adorns the Northern third of Great Britain. The capital is Edinburgh, Scotland’s 2nd largest city, while its largest is Glasgow. It is comprised of 790 islands which include the Northen Islands and the Hebrides. With a population of over 5,000,000 people, Scotland covers an area 31,510 square miles, divided into 3 main regions, the Highlands, Midland Valley, and the Southern Uplands. The official language is English, but Gaelic is also spoken there.
Scotland’s climate has been referred to as oceanic and temperate, and if you visit in the summer it is wet and cool. Scotland has 5 main international airports, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow Prestwick, and Inverness. The currency used is the British Pound.
As a US citizen visiting Scotland, no visa is required. There are many things to do while in Scotland. Being rich in history and culture, Scotland has a lot to offer, you can visit the castles, churches, and museums. When in the Highlands, get into the nightlife. Play a round of golf at St. Andrews or Inverness. Enjoy the latest epicurean faire’s for the palate at the many restaurants and pubs.
Listed below are some of the top tourist attractions in Scotland for sightseeing. Find information about Scottish famous landmarks and top tourist spots to visit. Plan your trip in advanced and enjoy your stay in Scotland.