Scotland is one of those countries you have to see in the flesh to really believe and appreciate. With imposing castles, a wealth of history and some of the most impressive natural beauty in the entire world, this is a destination you have to visit at least once in your lifetime… and the best way to do so? A luxury cruise, of course. You can make the most of your holiday by easily seeing a variety of sights in a number of locations. |
Still not convinced about a getaway to Scotland? Here are five reasons to go that just might change your mind.
On a Scottish cruise, you’ll likely be able to see a large selection of the country’s fascinating and imposing castles. They are a larger-than-life representation of Scotland’s rich, colourful and often violent history. Some of the most impressive include Eilean Donan, Edinburgh Castle and Kelburn Castle.
Looking to see a wide array of Scotland’s eclectic and unique architecture? It’s easy to see a large selection of buildings and structures on a Scottish cruise. As you sail along and stop at various cities and towns, keep your eyes peeled for masterpieces such as Glasgow’s collection of art deco beauties by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Riverside Museum (which was designed by Zaha Hadid), the parliament building and wonderful examples of the Gothic style dotted all about the country.
One of the best parts of a Scottish cruise is most definitely the cuisine on offer. You’ll visit a variety of authentic and delicious restaurants all across the country, serving fresh, pure and downright mouth-watering ingredients – try everything from local organic beef, home-grown veggies, scallops that come straight from the Isles and Scottish salmon. If you’re brave enough, you might even sample the iconic national dish: haggis.
The Natural Beauty
One thing Scotland is known for is the scenery… and Scottish cruise ensures you’ll get a front row seat where you can relax and take it all in. From the mysterious lochs to the breath-taking Munros, the beauty this country offers is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Top Tip: Don’t forget to bring your camera with you on your Scottish cruise – you’ll definitely want to snap photos of the country’s natural beauty.
The beaches may not be in the first things that comes to mind when you think of Scotland – but they’re definitely worth mentioning and visiting. Take in the majestic sand dunes, marvel at the swell of the ocean waves, explore the hidden coves and, if the weather permits, take a dip in the waters. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more relaxing way to spend the day.
Top Tip: Interested in surfing? Machrihanish is a great place to catch a wave.
Whether you’re interested in exploring beaches and immersing yourself in natural beauty or sampling fresh, local cuisine, Scotland is sure to meet all your holiday requirements. Explore this fascinating country on a luxury cruise to make the most out of your getaway. This mode of transportation is sure to be the cherry on top of the holiday of a lifetime.
Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK's most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury barge holidays if you’re looking for a relaxing Scottish cruise, or itineraries to a host of other excellent destinations. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.
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