Secret Spots In Scotland You Need To Visit
you need to visit NOW!
From fairy pools to hidden caves and incredible beaches, the vast wildness of Scotland offers endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. Although you may have already heard of a few, these stunning destinations should be on everyone’s travel bucket list... 1. GO WILD SWIMMING If you’re looking for something a little bit magical on your Scottish travels then head to Black Cuillin near Glenbrittle in Skye. Here lies beautifully clear Fairy Pools that look like something straight out of a storybook. And, if you’re brave enough to face the freezing Scottish water, then you can try your hand at a spot of ‘wild swimming.’ For those less adventurous, it’s also a stunning location for photographs! 2. FIND TREASURE BY PANNING FOR GOLD While it might only be fool’s gold, it can still be a lot of fun scavenging for hidden, semi-precious gems. When looking for fun for the whole family, why not head to the gold panning centre in Aberfeldy? Here you’ll be able to find gold and gems in the all-weather panning flume, and take home any sparkling finds you come across. 3. GO EXPLORING IN A SECRET CAVE One of Scotland’s most interesting landmarks is Fingal’s Cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa. At 72 feet tall, the cave has an accessible walkway for visitors to dig deep and explore the intricate detail inside. Visitors to the island will not only be in awe of its incredible landscape, but could also be in with the chance of spotting a few puffins too!
5. S W I M W I T H A S H A R K ... I F YOU DA R E! Just off the coast of Oban, you can go snorkelling with the second largest fish in the world – the basking shark. Despite growing up to 10 metres in length, these sharks are really gentle creatures that only eat plankton. To spot a basking shark, you can choose from the thrill of swimming or simply watching them from a tour guided boat. These waters are also home to minke whales, common and bottlenose dolphins, harbour and grey seals, and porpoises. A true sea safari! 7. FOLLOW A FAIRY TRAIL Fairytale lovers should visit Balloch Castle Country Park where you can explore its magical gardens. Their fairy trail leads you around the surrounding gardens and woods, which have remained true to the original design from the 1800s. Except for the mysterious appearance of fairy houses carved from the stumps of felled trees, of course... Did you know Scotland plays host to the third largest whirlpool in the world? The Corryvreckan Whirlpool, seen between the islands of Jura and Scarba, is caused by strong Atlantic
6. VISIT ONE OF THE LARGEST WHIRLPOOL SIN THE WORLD
4. HEAD SOUTH FOR A STUNNING VIEW On your next adventure, head to Scotland’s most southerly point for one of the country’s best kept secrets. The Mull of Galloway in Dumfries and Galloway is a haven of serenity and stillness. With stunning views and vast landscapes, this is perfect for those looking to relax. Visitors can also climb to the top of the popular Lighthouse and walk around the RSPB Scotland nature reserve. currents and is well-known for its standing waves. Visitors are also able to go on a seafari to spot the hypnotic Scottish whirlpools – but remember to wear a life jacket! 8. FALL IN LOVE WITH A HIDDEN WATERFALL It’s time to discover Deeside’s secret waterfall in a wonderful woodland setting. This little gem is tucked away between Dess Burn and Rose Burn in Aberdeenshire, and offers some of the most stunning views of Scotland’s nature.