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Must-Visit Spots To Visit In Scotland According To Rick Steves
From the Scottish moors to verdant mountains and frozen lakes, travel expert Rick Steves has curated the perfect two-week itinerary highlighting Scotland's best and brightest.
Steves recommends three days in Edinburgh to enjoy its medieval buildings, cobblestone streets, and a festive arts scene, which make it the most popular destination in Scotland.
Head east towards Glasgow, a port city in the western Lowlands known for its blend of modern and historic architecture, thriving music scene, and whiskey breweries.
Travelers are advised to spend the next few days in Oban, situated along Scotland's western coast, with several acclaimed distilleries and plenty of seafood houses.
In the Highlands, Inverness offers captivating sights and landmarks, like the Inverness Castle and Culloden Battlefields. Steves recommends a quick side detour to Loch Ness.
From the sacred Fairy Pools to the rocky facades of The Storr, the Isle of Skye's wealth is found in its natural landscape, scattered fishing villages, and medieval castles.
Stop by St. Andrew's before heading to Stirling. According to Steves, the Stirling Castle, Dunblane Cathedral, and National Wallace Monument should be at the top of your list.