This small but strong country has a lot to offer in the way of history and art and delivers it up with a helping of Scottish humour and heart.
A Scotland cruise brings visitors into one of the country’s many ports. For city lovers that can mean delving directly into the heart of Scotland to the capital of Edinburgh where the Royal Mile and Holyrood plunge visitors into the kilt-wearing, bagpipe playing atmosphere of Scotland. Alternatively, arrival into Glasgow means you’re just a hop away from the Buchanan Street shops, the quirky West End and the endless stream of rustic pubs.
Just a short distance from each of these cities lie the country’s many lochs, mountains and forests. While Loch Venachar, Loch Lomond and the Loch of Strathbeg are all wonderful to see and equal in beauty and serenity, it’s the famous Loch Ness that has those arriving into the Invergordon port rushing to catch a glimpse of the mythical monster.
Over 3,000 castles and forts are strewn across the landscapes and shorelines, each telling a different story – whether it be of Scotland’s Viking origins or of the gory Tudor times – and some even have UNESCO World Heritage Site status.