An integral part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has its individual identity as a country of millennium dreamers. It shares borders with England in the south and the North Sea covering it from east while the Atlantic Ocean and the North Channel and Irish Sea surrounding it from north and west and southwest respectively. Unique features of Scotland are indefinable due to its mix of mainland and more than 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
Scotland accommodates one of the largest financial centers of Europe, Edinburgh which happens to be the capital cum second largest city of this country. This city was a hub of Scottish Enlightenment in the 18 th century. It was a renaissance of its kind which changed the perspective of Scotland to turn into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses in Europe. The largest city of this country, Glasgow had once remained leading industrial cities of this region.
Scottish culture remains apart due to its liberal revolution in education, social formation and progressive attitude. The country has become an excellent tourist attraction whose highlands and islands in the northern and western region mark its identity with Highland Boundary Fault running from Arran to Stonehaven. Its exceptional identity is due to its ancient rocks ranging from Cambrian and Precambrian. These beautiful highlands are attractive mountainous ranges which has highest elevation in the British Isles.
Largely divided into four main groups namely Shetland, Orkney and the Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides, this country has more than 790 islands. Tourists are attracted by freshwater in Loch Lomond and Loch Ness. Cultural periphery of Scotland is vibrant with its music. Bagpipe bands featuring bagpipes and different types of drums are distinct Scottish musical styles which also prove mettle in the world.
Holidaying in Scotland is a once in a lifetime experience particularly when you enjoy its northern region and highlands. But most enchanting and beautified aspect which makes this country a paradise on the earth is countless remote cottages located in reasonable distance. They provide solace to the tourists. Although most of these cottages are isolated holidaying regions, their isolation offers you a chance to understand nature from a much closed angle.
The cottages in Sutherland and Caithness areas offers you an atmosphere of log firing and sea view which you would enjoy the most as a tourist. Several cottages nearby the Loch Ness or Aviemore provide rental accommodation to the tourists from where you also enjoy the ski slopes and mountains. The tourists turn hillwalkers and climbers to enjoy its seething spirit. The Isle of Skye is another excellent option for a coastal holiday which makes you come close to the spirit of nature and forget the worldly affairs for an eternal beauty.
There are also options of self-catering cottage in the Perthshire region here where you find an opportunity to enjoy the lovely Perthshire towns including Aberfeldy, Pitlochry or Dunkeld amongst others. What is worth noticeable is a Scottish country cottage holiday which develops romantic spirit and makes you feel the ascent of the beauty of the nature.