Scotland

Map of Scotland in the United Kingdom
Scotland in the UK map; © UKPhoenix79 via Wikipedia Commons

Travel destination guide for Scotland, the second largest country in the United Kingdom. Scotland is made up of them mainland along with over 790 different islands mainly covered under Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides. Learn more about Scotland and its history, heritage, culture and attractions that attract many visitors each year. Scotland is home to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, second largest city after Glasgow & one of the most historic and culturally significant cities in Europe, the city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other prominent cities in Scotland include Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Inverness and Sterling. For a compact country Scotland is packed full of attractions for visitors along with inspiring landscapes and scenery.

Find country information on Scotland including country overview, travel guides outlines local attractions & places of interest for visitors, travellers tips & advice, maps and local search. Scotland has a number of small towns and villages that are full of character along with plenty of historic attractions & houses. Visitors can find a number of open spaces in local and national parks along with national scenic areas to enjoy Scotland’s natural beauty. Visitors can find a host of historic buildings, castles, museums, galleries, local festivals, shows & fairs throughout the year.

Scotland Quick Facts:

Population: 5,313,600 million

Area total: 78,387 sq km

Capital: Edinburgh

Languages: English, Scottish Gaelic, Scots

Currency: Pound Sterling (£)

Climate: Temperate Climate, changeable and relatively mild for its latitude with extreme weather rare. Temperatures are generally a little lower than other areas in the UK.

Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) & British Summer Time (UTC+1.00)

Major International Airports: Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick and Aberdeen Airports.

Famous Attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Royal Mile, Edinburgh's Hogmanay, Edinburgh International Festival & Festival Fringe, Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Cairngorms National Park, Ballindalloch Castle, Scottish Highlands & many more.

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