Top 10 things to do in Scotland when you are not playing golf
Scotland is rightly world-renowned for its legacy and unrivalled status within the game of golf, but there are so many other aspects to the country that should be explored...
With numerous cultural and historical experiences on offer throughout its stunning natural landscape, it would certainly be recommended to take some time to sample them. Here are some of the best.
Visit Edinburgh Castle
Attend a Highland Games
Visit Loch Ness (Scottish Highlands)
Scotland has produced many of the great inventors in history, with the likes of James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell and John Logie Beard having respectively crafted the steam engine, telephone and television. They have left an indelible imprint on civilisation.
However, it could be argued that no Scottish achievement has ever been more remarkable than the creation of a tourist industry through the promotion of a non-existent mythological creature that has only been “seen” by people under the influence of significant alcohol consumption.
Walk the Royal Mile in Edinburgh
Sail on the Waverly Paddle Steamer (Glasgow)
Having been transformed back to her original appearance from the late 1940s, the old ship is visually striking with its two imposing red, white and black coloured funnels. Passengers also have the chance to view the inner-workings of the engine room and track the synchronised movements of the paddles and huge piston rods that keep the vessel moving.
For lovers of boats and a relaxing day out on the water, the PS Waverly should be on your list.
Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow
Visit a Whiskey Distillery
For many people with a penchant for hitting a white ball around a field before enjoying a stiff drink, Scotland’s two greatest exports have been golf and whiskey. They often go hand in hand, and both can play a prominent role in a visit to this ancient and colourful country.
There are a number of whiskey distilleries throughout the land that offers guided tours for visitors, allowing you to explore the rich history while witnessing the fascinating process of making the god-like liquid that can offer the perfect crescendo to any post-round evening.
And if you’re lucky, they’ll even let you sample some of the product…
Walk West Sands in St. Andrews
Visit Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument (Stirling)
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