Winter Sports in Scotland: Don't Miss Out On Everything Else
Often when you go for a winter vacation it ends up being purely business and nothing else. And by
business I mean, the business of skiing or snowboarding or whatever other extreme sport you do.
And when you go skiing in Scotland you might be forgiven for thinking that there’s nothing else to
Scotland is a land with a rich heritage and the tourist attractions are numerous. From castles to old
fashioned pubs to incredible martial displays to museums and galleries, shopping centers to ghost
walks, Scotland has it all.
Now I don’t just mean the beautiful scenery. Although that does exist, in abundance, there is more
to this great land than just hills, mountains, lochs and glens.
Nessie. Who knows if she exists, many believe she does, but there’s certainly something interesting
about Loch Ness. It’s often covered in mist, is deeper than you can realistically imagine and dozens
if not hundreds of people have reported strange goings-on. Well worth a visit. If only for the tourist
trade that’s grown up around it.
Castles. You might not live in a country where castles are a novelty, but many of us do. Scotland’s
feudal past is well documented, often incorrectly thank you Braveheart, but it has left us with a
formidable variety of stone monuments that stand testament to a more brutal past. Edinburgh
castle is an excellent example and can be seen for miles. You can even go inside the castle, and
often there are festivals and events that take place on the grounds.
Cities. Edinburgh and Glasgow are both thriving metropoli and are both beautiful in their own
rights. With museums, architectural attractions, quaint shops and traditional theater, to name just
a few things, spending a day or two just walking Prince’s Street will be an experience you’ll always
remember. One thing I can really recommend is the food. Highland beef steaks, haggis, amongst
other traditions should be tried at least once.
The people. Last but not least, mingling with the local Scottish people will open you up to more
experiences that you thought possible. Whether it’s at the world famous Highland games, or in a
local pub somewhere, the Scottish are a proud people, always willing to tell stories and boast
about their land. They’ll open up warmly and you’ll make lifelong friends
While there is a plethora of winter based activities that you can partake in, you’ll only get half the
experience. So, go to Scotland for skiing and stay for everything else.