Scotland is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful countries on this planet; I’ve written about this before, more times than I can count. And I’m not the only one who thinks this. Scotland is regularly featured on multiple “Best Of” lists for travel destinations. And why not? It boasts sweeping green pastures, beautiful rocky shores, and centuries of history and culture. But one thing that Scotland is not typically known for is its sunsets. But, for those who are unaware, the country is full of gorgeous sunsets. If you’re interested in traveling to Scotland, or you’re a citizen looking to find something new to see, why not check out some of the stunning sunsets scattered across the country? Here are a few of the most eye-catching.
To begin the list, let’s start off with a popular tourist destination: Edinburgh. That’s right, Calton Hill is located just a few minutes from Scotland’s capital city. If you’re visiting the country for vacation, make the short walk up Calton Hill where you’ll be able to witness a glorious sunset. What’s more, you’ll also be treated to a sweeping view of Edinburgh and its beautiful shops, buildings and castles. Make sure to visit Calton Hill.
If you’d like to get further away from the major cities and enjoy nature in all of its glory, make a trip to Neist Point in the Isle of Skye. Its jagged-edged cliffs and lighthouse allow for some stunning views during a sunset. And when the day is said and done, what’s better than relaxing on a grassy cliff and watching the sun’s final rays of the day reflecting off of the beautiful water?
This lucky spot is set right at the perfect meeting point between three popular lochs (Duich, Long and Alsh). When most people mention Dornie, they are referencing the world-famous Eilean Donan castle, however, I’m noting the town for its access to a stunning sunset. When you’re finished ogling the castle, make sure to witness the sun setting over one of Scotland’s smallest, and most well-known, villages. It’ll be well worth the travel.
Scotland is a stunning place. Its attractions and history are obviously all must-sees, but the country’s natural beauty is second-to-none.