When vacation time comes around, people usually point to popular destinations on the map. But what about turning your sights towards the land “north of the border” – the culturally rich, unique, scenic land that has been traversed by ghosts of ancient times, ravaged by bloodthirsty conquerors, the shelter of war-torn heroes, cradle of melancholy tales and witchery and nursery to an enchanted land.
Scotland is a place that people serious about taking back an enlightened treasure trove of history, culture and charm need to write in indelible ink on their bucket list.
ARTHUR’S SEAT, SCOTLAND
Robert Louis Stevenson was spot on when he said: “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”. He was writing about Arthur’s Seat. This bold natural structure overlooks the city of Edinburgh at 250.5m and is the main peak in a cluster of mounds called the Holyrood Park. The best part about this destination is that anyone can climb up and get a panoramic view of bustling life down below. Mellow slops and grassy knolls make an easy path to Arthur’s Seat.