At the word “Scotland”, ancient castles appear, fields with flocks of sheep grazing on them, Nessie curiously sticking out her little head, the sounds of bagpipes are heard, the taste and smell of the famous Scotch whiskey are felt. All this really is in Scotland.
1. Balmoral is a beautiful castle with pointed turrets, located in a picturesque valley. Private residence of the English royal family. 2. Stirling - a castle with a long history, located on top of an extinct volcano. 3. Glamis - a mystical castle in which, according to legend, ghosts live.
4. Dunvegan - the castle that entered the cinema. The famous "Highlander" was filmed in it. 5. Holyroodhuis - a castle that becomes colorful once a year. On Holi, it is customary to sprinkle the castle and each other with colorful paints. 6. Dunnottar - a picturesque castle located on a sheer cliff above a cliff.
Perhaps only countless fields can compete with the number of castles in this mountainous and freedom-loving country. They grow malt for the famous Scotch whiskey. This drink has become a real treasure of this country, its liquid gold. It is so popular in the country and the world that the Whiskey Museum was created here.
It will offer not only a tasting of different varieties of this drink, but also teach you how to use it correctly. First you need to determine which whiskey: soft or hard. This significantly affects the taste of the drink. It is very easy to do this. You need to pour a small amount of whiskey into a glass, chat it a little and see what kind of “tracks” it leaves on the glass.
If there are few such "paths" - the whiskey is hard, if there are many - the drink is soft and it is easier and more pleasant to drink. There is one more trick to use - you must first sniff the drink with your mouth open, then take a sip and hold it on your tongue for a few seconds and only then swallow it. But that's not all. After that, the mouth cannot be opened for another five seconds. Subject to such simple rules, the true taste of the famous drink is revealed.
Scotland gives vivid impressions not only to adults, but also to children. The largest aquarium in the UK is open to the public, where you can observe the whole variety of underwater life.
And what delight children come to when visiting the Museum of Childhood. After all, here you can put old dolls in cradles, give them a drink and feed them from real dishes, however, reduced - doll - size. Well, what boy would refuse to play an old railway or ride horses that came to us from the distant 19th century.
And you can get away from reality in the Museum of Illusions. Here you feel almost like David Copperfield and Harry Houdini rolled into one. After all, it is in this place that the secrets and secrets of all the illusionists of the world are revealed.
Loch Ness became famous in the early 20th century after the publication of a very intriguing photo. You can see something in this fuzzy, blurry black and white shot. Because there is simply no other more suitable word. Since then, heated debate about the existence of Nessie - that is how the creature captured on film was dubbed - has not subsided. As those wishing to personally visit the most famous lake in Scotland are not translated. The excitement around this creature has reached such a climax that a museum of the Loch Ness Monster has even been opened here. The famous Nessie can be seen live in it, however, in 3D glasses.
Scotland will not disregard fans of outdoor activities. Indeed, in national parks (for example, Cairngorms or Loch Lomond and Trossachs) there is a place for hiking and horseback riding, bike paths, trekking and other summer and winter sports.
A visit to beautiful, picturesque Scotland will leave a lasting impression and give many vivid impressions.