This is a beautiful view of the castle from the west end of the Princes Street Gardens after a snowfall. The main building which is possible to see is the Hospital and beside the Scottish National War Museum. In this museum you can find the original uniform of the Army during the different centuries.
Castle Douglas Loch
Castle Douglas is a village in the south west of the country where I slept for one night when I visited this area. There is not that much to see but the beautiful view of this lake and the Threave Garden & Estate worth a stop here.
Lochranza is located on the north coast of the Isle of Arran. You can get the ferry to the island from Ardrossan. The castle, managed by Historic of Scotland, is a 16th-century reconstruction of an earlier building. Reputed to be where King Robert the Bruce landed on his return in 1307.
Kelvingrove first opened back in 1901. The building is in fact a splendid example of late Victorian architecture. Inside, there is a fantastic collection which includes pieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Whistler and 'Glasgow Boys and Girls' such as Melville and Margaret MacDonald.
Isle of Arran
Isle of Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde, the river which passes throught Glasgow. This island is nicknamed the "Scotland in miniature" since it presents the same characteristics of the mainland: hills up to the North and low lands in the South. Very nice the Brodick Castle in the main town of the island.
The southern part of Scotland is very different from the wild regions of the North: low hills, littles lakes and green forrests. Although a visit to this region is often sacrificed to spend more time in the North, I really enjoyed visiting places like Dumfries, Melrose, Jedburgh and Castle Douglas.
Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast. The island is home to over 250 different bird species including the "White-tailed Eagle" in the west side of the island. Mull has also some historic features , such as the Duart Castle which is visible on the left side of my website header picture.
North Berwick is a small Scottish seaside town really close to Edinburgh. There are lots of things to do here: visiting the nearby Tantallon Castle, climbing the 'Law' which is the hill behind the village, taking a boat trip to Bass Rock, Fidra and the other islands, visiting the 'Scottish Seabird Centre' or even playing golf in one of the two golf courses.
Stonehaven is a town with around fourteen thousand inhabitants on the North East coast of Scotland. From the harbour there is a path to the nearby Dunottar Castle. A part of that there is a long beach with large cliffs at either end sheltering small rock pools and inlets.
St Andrews is a little town in the Fife countee. There is the oldest University of Scoltand, one of the most famous golf course in the world, the ruins of a Castle and the ruins of a Cathedral. Very impressive also the view from the top of the St Rule's Tower which is located in the Cathedral grounds.