You are also bound to have plenty of fun taking long walks along natural trails on hilly ground, and treading on grounds where the Harry Porter cast did their shooting. And the saying, seeing is believing, holds true here, as you will otherwise find it difficult to believe the cluster of distilleries you can find in one particular locality! Just be informed from the onset that finding distilleries in excess of 50 in a single locality in Scotland is not big deal. No wonder Scotch Whiskey has almost become a generic term for worldwide whisky.
You maybe planning to visit Scotland and you are wondering - how many faces does Scotland have, anyway? It is not surprising that you should wonder, because if there is one part of the world that reflects different famous images, that will be Scotland. Let us see:
Have you heard of that Scotland of the famous whiskies, Johnnie Walker and J & B? What about the Scotland of the great inventors, Graham Bell of the telephone and Alexander Fleming of Penicillin? Or maybe you have heard of Scotland of the famous missionaries of old, like Dr. David Livingstone. Or yet still, you may have heard of the Scotland of the great writers like Robert Louis Stevenson of Treasure Island; Robert Burns the renowned Poet; and Alistair MacLean of Guns of Navarone.
Yet on top of those world renowned accolades, there is the cool and fascinating, very natural and rural Scotland, where you can close out the rest of the world and just be you in communion with nature. Without a doubt, there are many facets to Scotland; and all amazing and captivating.
And even if you have found nothing exciting so far, which is unlikely, at least you would be in the land of the world's most famous monarchy if you visited Scotland. Scotland is, of course, part of the Great Britain, and even if you lived under a rock, you still would have heard the name of King He my, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, and such other holders of the throne -not to mention some juicy drama associated with some of them.
Sshh... have you heard of the guy who forfeited his chance to take on the throne to marry the love of his life? Well, the Scots would update you very well on that, for it was King-Emperor Edward VIII who gave up the throne in 1936 and ended up marrying his American socialite lover and lived with her happily ever after - 35 years, no less! And of course this is not the forum to narrate the escapades of King Henry the VIII who married and divorced at will and played around with the relationship between the monarchy and the church without batting an eyelid. You would learn all this if you visited Scotland as there is plenty of history still reflected in museums, galleries and libraries.