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10 Things To See In Scotland If You Study In The UK

November 4, 2016

Choosing to study in the UK is one of the most rewarding decisions you can make. Not only will you receive a brilliant education, you’ll also be surrounded by so many new experiences to try. From wonderful wildlife to marvellous museums, you won’t be short of attractions to visit during your leisure time. Regardless of where you’re studying in the UK, Scotland is a country steeped is mystic and magic; a must see for any international student.\r\n \r\nHere are our Top 10 things to do in Scotland whilst you’re studying:\r\n \r\n1. Visit Loch Ness: Loch Ness is arguably the most famous Scottish attraction thanks to the legend of ‘Nessie’, the mystical creature that supposedly lives in the water. Whilst you may not catch a glimpse of her on your visit, the lake is beautiful in it’s own right.\r\n \r\nedinburgh-royal-mile-scotland\r\n \r\n2. Edinburgh’s Royal Mile: If you get a chance to visit the capital of Scotland, the Royal Mile is filled with Scottish history, shops, places to eat and drink and lots of culture to dive into.\r\n \r\n3. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum: Located opposite Glasgow University, this museum and art gallery is free entry and boasts some amazing natural history pieces whilst residing in 85 acres of beautiful, picturesque grounds.\r\n \r\n4. Cycle through the Outer Hebrides: You can indulge your adventurous side with a cycle trip through the Outer Hebrides. Expect stunning scenery as you cycle through nine islands, including Barra, North Uist, Harris, and Lewis. Wilderness Scotland runs tours and whilst they’re not cheap, it really is an experience like no other.\r\n \r\n5. Whale and dolphin watching in Torridon: The Minch is a strait that separates the north-west Highlands from the Inner Hebrides and it is where Minke whales and dolphins can be found. You might even spot an Orca! Prices range from £49.50 to £79.50 depending on the length of trip you choose.\r\n \r\nthe-falkirk-wheel\r\n \r\n6. The Falkirk Wheel: This unusual attraction is definitely one to tick off your list as it’s the only rotating boat lift in the world. It’s incredibly quirky to look at but is an exceptional feat of engineering. It’s function is a little bit more straightforward: connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. But it’s still great to marvel at.\r\n \r\n7. Land Yachting in Fife For the adrenaline junkies, land yachting at St. Andrews is such a fun outing! If it’s especially windy, you can reach up to 60 mph on the wide, smooth beach at £55 per person.\r\n \r\nedinburgh-castle-at-dusk\r\n \r\n8. Edinburgh Castle No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. It’s a true piece of Scottish history. You have to pay to enter the castle and visit the exhibitions but you can get up close and take a look at the beautiful exterior for free.\r\n \r\n9. Glasgow Science Centre This five-star attraction has 300 hands-on exhibits, interactive workshops and live science shows. There is a set ticket price to enter but students get a discount.\r\n \r\n10. Dog Sled: One of the most enjoyable experiences on the planet is available in Scotland. Specifically the Cairngorm mountains. It’s truly exhilarating being swept through the scenic forest by a pack of beautiful dogs.\r\n \r\nThere are so many more Scottish attractions to enjoy if you manage to complete this list. Just remember to leave time for studying!\r\n \r\n