Se­cret Spots In Scot­land You Need To Visit

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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


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.

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