Is talk about Scotland and a smile is drawn from ear to ear. The good memories I have do not allow me to say anything negative about a country that bewitched me for the beauty of its landscapes, since the lakes and mountains follow one another as if it were the most normal thing in the world.
Although nature is what stands out the most because we are not used to seeing something like this, you must also let yourself fall in love with its most beautiful cities, which I am going to talk to you about knowingly.
It is the capital and the second largest city in Scotland with a total of half a million inhabitants. Its castle is undoubtedly its greatest attraction, so you can not miss visiting it walking the beautiful Royal Mile until you reach its entrance. The city is divided into two clearly differentiated areas: Old Town and New Town. The latter was born as a consequence of the overpopulation experienced in the 18th century.
The birthplace of golf is a quiet little town especially in the summer as this is when students from one of the UK's oldest and most prestigious universities are on vacation. It is a city of about 17,000 inhabitants that is also admired for the St. Andrews Cathedral, which unfortunately is in ruins (it was the largest in Scotland) as well as its castle.
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Aberdeen means "mouth of the Dee", although it is known as "Granite City«. More than 200,000 inhabitants live there (it is the third largest in the country) and it could be said that it is a good place to find work, since it houses the most important seaport in the north-east of Scotland and that translates into a high rate of activity commercial.
Its 150,000 inhabitants are very proud of its historic center, its museums and its art galleries. Also, it doesn't lack a castle as beautiful as the Broughty Castle, which sits on the banks of the River Tay on the Broughty Ferry.
There are many tourists who decide to spend a night or two in Inverness to visit the mythical Lake Ness calmly. It is a city located in the north of Scotland with around 60,000 inhabitants, which explains why it is ideal for relaxing walks. It is considered the capital of the Highlands region.
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It does not reach 40,000 inhabitants and it has an old town that is simply spectacular. It is from the medieval period and follows the same line as the Stirling castle, a beautiful fortification that is considered a National Monument for reasons that are obvious.
Almost 50,000 people live in Perth, which is also known as The Fair City ("The Beautiful City"). It is located in the center of Scotland and became the capital of the country during the Middle Ages, something that was partly because of its proximity to Scone, the town where the Scottish kings were crowned.
I end this review of the most beautiful cities in Scotland by talking about the most populated of all. Glasgow has about 600,000 inhabitants and an industrial past that allowed it to grow centuries ago. In fact, at the beginning of the 20th century it reached more than a million inhabitants, but an urban renewal brought many people to the outskirts of the city. Currently it is a benchmark in terms of trade, business and industry, so it is not surprising that it has an airport. In addition, it is a cosmopolitan city in which there are always leisure plans whatever the time of day.
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