March 2nd, 2014
Scotland is such part of the United Kingdom that is very frequently visited by tourists. Of course, there are other places all over the world which are worth seeing, but we have to admit that Scotland has its own unusual customs. While visiting Scotland one can feel this special atmosphere even if he stays there for several days only. Scotland is unique and maybe that is the reason why so many people want to see it and feel the certain atmosphere of that place. After coming back, tourists remember their travel for the rest of their lives just because of the uniqueness of Scottish landscapes and people, and they have particular associations with Scotland. What are the most common associations?
First of all, Scotland can be associated with beautiful, green sceneries and landscapes. Once you go there and see those mountains, lakes and short, green and clean grass, you will never want to come back home. Those landscapes very often include also old ruins of historical Scottish buildings or the most famous castles, for which Scotland is famous. Such landscapes look pretty and they will remain in one’s memory for ever just because there is probably no other place all over the world which has such beautiful sceneries.
Scotland, however, is associated not only with beautiful views even though it is an important aspect of the travel. While being in Scotland it is impossible not to taste a real Scottish whiskey. Maybe some people are not aware of the fact that whiskey comes from Scotland and there is the best whiskey ever! Being in Scotland and not drinking whiskey with Scots? No way!
Another thing which is very often associated with Scotland by tourists is a kind of a funny picture presenting men wearing skirts. For people, who live in countries where men wear only trousers such a picture is unbelievable, but for Scots it is common and it is not shameful at all for man to wear a checked skirt. The name of the skirt is a kilt and it is a national dress in Scotland. The skirt, however, is not worn by men all of the time – they usually wear it for special occasions like balls or different national ceremonies. They almost always play on special instruments at that time. The instrument is called bagpipes and it makes a characteristic sound which is also strongly associated with Scotland.
What about Loch Ness? We cannot forget about the most import lake in the whole Scotland! It is famous for the legends about monsters living deeply in the lake. Tourists pleasurably visit the place and despite the fact that they do not believe in the legend, they are constantly looking for the monster. Scotland is very mystical and enigmatic because of the lake, especially Loch Ness with its monster, as well as because of the castles that seem like those from the most scary horror movies! But tourists should not be afraid of Scotland – it is really nice and pleasurable place to stay for some time as well as live for the rest of one’s life.
We should also say something about the Scottish weather to which tourists very often refer to. They claim the Scottish weather is like a Russian roulette – you can never know if the sun will be shining or if will be raining all day. Generally speaking, Scottish weather is a British weather and while visiting Great Britain one can never expect a good or bad weather. One must only wait for what will happen – Scottish weather cannot be predicted!
If you would like to visit Scotland and looking for a place to stay you may find Lochs and Glens hotels quite interesting.