17 Jaw-Dropping Photos of Scotland
It’s like a fairy tale!
Welcome to Scotland
There are many beautiful places to visit in the world. Over the years, Scotland has been consistently voted the most beautiful country in the world, beating out other beauties like Canada, New Zealand, and Italy, and we can see why. In case you need any convincing, we’ve rounded up some stunning landscapes (like hiking along the Quiraing in Isle of Skye, shown here) to show why it earned its title. If this has sparked your wanderlust, here are 80 gorgeous travel photos from around the world.
Loch Ness might have gotten its fame for its mythical sea monster, but the real-life scene is just as magical. The historic Urquhart Castle has been keeping watch over the loch since the Middle Ages. Loch Ness is also one of the most haunted bodies of water in the world.
In Gaelic, Sligachan means “shelly place,” referring to the shells found in the area. During a sunset, the purple riverside flowers practically match the sky’s bright colors.
Legend has it, if you dip your face into the water beneath Sligachan Bridge, you’ll be blessed with eternal beauty—just like Scotland itself is.
Imagine living in a port town in the world’s most beautiful country. Residents of Portree—the biggest town on the Isle of Skye—get to enjoy rolling hills and crystal waters every day. Don’t miss these other beaches with the world’s clearest water.
You might complain about morning fog on your morning commute, but in the village of Glencoe, a misty sunrise is breathtaking. Check out these other real places that look like fairy tales.
Eilean Donan Castle
The Eilean Donan Castle was built first in the 13th century and expanded over the centuries until destroyed in 1719. The current structure is a reconstruction built between 1912 and 1932, but it’s just as breathtakingly beautiful as it looms over the Isle of Skye. For more beauty, here are 13 photos of the world’s most spectacular fountains.
Green landscapes aren’t the only beauties you’ll find in Scotland. In the Old Town in the capital city, you’ll find the Balmoral Hotel’s landmark clock tower and centuries-old buildings. If that sounds like a fairy tale to you, don’t miss these Airbnb castles you can stay in overnight.