History, legend, impressive landscapes, magnificent local products, impressive castles and a wide artistic and cultural panorama. These are just some of the things it offers us Scotland, a country that enamors everyone who visits it. In fact, most of the tourists who have been lucky enough to travel to this beautiful place have repeated the experience or, at least, hope to do so sometime in life.
As we have just mentioned, the attractions of Scotland are many. However, today we want to focus on one of them: their beautiful cities. So, next we are going to tell you about some of the most important in the whole country. Do you want to join us? I assure you will not regret!
How could it be otherwise, let's start by talking about Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, which is located on the south coast of the Firth of Forth. As you can imagine, it is a city full of tourist attractions, highlighting some buildings historical, such as Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. In addition, you will love its narrow alleys and its beautiful gardens. But beyond its buildings, the Scottish capital stands out for its nightlife and its cultural offer. In fact, many of its museums are free.
If we talk about important Scottish cities we cannot forget Glasgow, a very energetic city full of galleries, museums and theaters. Of course, its architecture also stands out. Also, because it has the highest average number of students in all of Great Britain, life nocturnal is really remarkable. Among the sights of the city, we highlight the People's Palace: (The People's Palace), the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, The Tenement House, the Glasgow Cathedral, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the 18th century mansion Pollok House or Provand's Lordship.
Another of the most important cities in Scotland is Inverness, which has about 40,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the Highlands (Scottish Highlands), a mountainous region located in the north of the country where the river empties Ness. As you can see from the image, it is a quiet and cozy place that you can explore on foot. In addition, we recommend a view of the surrounding countryside, where you will discover emblematic lakes and ancient battlefields.
Considered the fourth largest city in Scotland, Dundee has 171,000 inhabitants and is a university and high-tech hub. Among its many attractive, there is the Botanical Garden of the University of Dundee, its 59 public parks, the coastal path of the Riverside Natural Park or the Dundee Law, an extinct volcano from which you get beautiful views of the city and the River Tay.
In the city of Aberdeen you will discover a lot of tourist attractions related to the culture and history of the region. But that is not all! Here you can also enjoy beautiful gardens and parks, and a beautiful Beach located very close to the city center. Of course, we cannot forget its museums, bars, restaurants, art galleries and numerous shops.
Finally, we are going to talk about Perth, the capital de facto from Scotland during the Middle Ages. It is located on the banks of the Tay River, practically in the center of the country, and has a lot of attractions: Perth Museum, Art Gallery, Fergusson Gallery, Scone Palace; parks and public gardens, a large shopping area, restaurants, poufs, cafes ...
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