790 islands comprise Scotland's pure, fresh, and green beauty. Peddle your bike through it all with friends, sit at the ocean's edge and fish, or get your dance on at an unassuming nightclub. Scotland is a student’s paradise for open, natural landscapes and excitement the United Kingdom has to offer. Play sports or go hiking in the mild summer days and explore the rugged mountains and glens or go skiing in the winter. It’s in Scotland where you can find bagpipes bleating out Celtic tunes, the performer having donned his kilt for the occasion.
Although Scotland technically answers to Her Majesty, Scotland’s cultural history differs significantly from England’s. Think of it as a complicated relationship of lust, separation, betrayal, and Sean Connery.
Scotland has retained its individuality, however, keeping a keen eye on its history. Nowhere else can you find Highland Bagpipes bleating in the wind, the performer having donned his kilt, bangin’ out Celtic tunes. Concerned with education? Scotland was the first country since ancient Greece to offera public education system. Talk about a reputation!
Geographically, Scotland holds the upper third of the island of Great Britain. Glaciers covered the whole of Scotland during the Ice Age, creating the Highlands and the Lowlands, each with its own unique terrain. The Highlands tend to be mountainous and craggy, the Lowlands flatter and with large lochs (lakes). If you’re looking to tan (we’re kidding), the lowlands may be your spot, but don’t miss the opportunity to hit the highlands for some hiking.
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