It’s Springtime in Scotland now and it’s a glorious time to witness the country’s vistas. As the snow and cold leave, the warmth and sun come out to bring out Scotland’s true beauty. If you’re planning a trip to Scotland, you may want to consider engaging in some of the activities on this list. Here are some of the best things to do in Scotland during the spring.
The Gulf of Corryvreckan
If you’re ever in Scotland and looking for something very fascinating to see, look no further than the Gulf of Corryvreckan. The gulf, which lies between the islands of Jura and Scarba, features one of the world’s most astonishing whirlpools; in fact, the gulf features the third-largest whirlpool in the world. Due to the strong currents of the Atlantic Ocean and the unusual topography of the gulf’s bed, these massive whirlpools are known for their beauty, but also for their rather violent and dangerous waves.
Calanais Standing Stones
With the much-improved weather, you might want to spend some time outside in the open air and on wide open spaces. The Calanais Standing Stones, located on the west coast of Lewis, are an ancient display of human ability. Erected over 5,000 years ago, the stones are formed in the shape of a cross and consist of thirteen stones and one monolith. While no one truly knows why the stones were placed (some people speculate they were used as for lunar observation), that hasn’t stopped the inevitable myths and legends. The most prevalent is that the stones were once, in fact, giants that became petrified. Whatever their true purpose, they are a sight to behold.
Galloway Forest Park
One of Scotland’s biggest draws is its natural beauty; the stunning, sweeping vistas and landscapes never cease to amaze visitors and citizens alike. This is precisley why you should visit Galloway Forest Park. Not only will you be treated to 300 square miles of stunning displays of green grass and forest, you will also be able to witness some of Scotland’s most breathtaking wildlife. However, the park’s biggest draw has to be its clear nighttime skies. If you’ve ever wanted to stargaze at night, Galloway Forest Park is your best shot. With some of Europe’s clearest skies, you’ll be able to view each and every star, comet and galaxy visible to the naked eye!
Scotland will never cease to amaze. Regardless of the season, there is always something to do. Hopefully you will be able to engage in some of these activities during your next trip.