Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Scotland Art and Travel Guide

St. Andrews Student gives a Tour of Scotland
by Stefanie Hindmarch, guest blogger

If you are dreaming of a trip to Scotland, here are your must see highlights!

Victoria Street, EDINBURGH by

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, and has a rich history as well as many modern attractions. Princes street, one of Edinburgh's main streets, has lots of opportunities for shopping, as well as a great view of Edinburgh castle. You can admire the castle from afar, or get tickets to tour around the inside.

If you are lucky enough to be in Edinburgh in August, you will be able to enjoy the Fringe festival, an annual theatre festival. This lively celebration has some great shows and it attracts visitors from all over the world.

Stefanie Hindmarch is an intern at SchulmanArt and is currently studying Management at the University of St Andrews

(Photo by Stefanie Hindmarch)
 St Andrews
If you get the chance to go to St Andrews for a day or two, take advantage of the opportunity! This seaside university town has several beaches, a castle, and cathedral ruins, and is very famous in the golf world for being the 'home of golf'.

Glasgow print from
The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow has plenty to offer. Attractions like the Gallery of Modern Art and the Glasgow Science Centre definitely make this city worth visiting. If you plan ahead, you may be able to get tickets to a great music gig, as Glasgow is well-known for its music scene. Whether it's a famous international band or a local musician, it seems there is always a concert going on.

Nessie! Is that you?
(Photo by Stefanie Hindmarch)
If you're eager to get away from the cities and are looking to see more of Scotland's natural beauty, you will love the Highlands. This hilly region is filled with 'lochs', Scottish Gaelic for a lake or sea inlet, including the famous Loch Ness. While you pay a visit to Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, one of Scotland's many historical castles, you can see for yourself if you can spot the Loch Ness Monster.

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