Looking for a new place to add to your bucket list?
No need to look any further as these 15 breathtaking photos will easily convince you that Scotland needs to find its way to the top of your to-do list when it comes to traveling.
Below is a collection of photos along with their captions, all thanks to Imgur user iSmirked.
1) Rock formations on the island of Staffa
6 miles west of Isle of Mull lies the breathtaking island of Staffa, which features great basalt columns and deep caves.
2) Kilt Rock
Kilt rock is sea cliff in east Trotternish that, as its name suggests, is said to resemble a kilt.
3) Isle of Skye
The Isle of Sky is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Its rocky slopes provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country.
4) The West Highland Line train passing the Glenfinnan Viaduct
This legendry train is also known as the Hogwarts Express Train, as it was used in the Harry Potter movies. The line winds through gorgeous settings, including highland valleys and besides lochs.
5) Fingal’s Cave
This sea cave can be found on the uninhabited island of Staffa. Its unique structure is formed by hexagonally jointed basalt.
6) Finnich Glen
Also known as the Devil’s Pulpit, Finnich Glen is about 30 minutes away from Glasgow. According to local lore, the gorge used to be used by druids as a secret meeting place.
7) Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Scotland
Kilchurn castle sits on a rocky peninsula on the northeastern end of Loch Awe. During periods of higher than usual levels of water, the site becomes an island.
8) Loch Con
This freshwater loch lies to the West of the village of Aberfoyle. It’s fed by several small streams.
9) Trotternish Ridge
As one of the finest ridge traverses in Britain, Trotternish Ridge offers some unsurpassable views.
10) Fall in the Scottish highlands
Gorgeous fall hues color the land in the autumn, tinging the Scottish highlands with oranges, yellows, and reds.
11) Scenic bridges straight out of a fairy tale
There are many rustic-looking bridges in Scotland that seem like they jumped straight out of the pages of a fairy tale.
12) The Quiraing
The Quiraing is a landslip on the Eastern face of Meall na Suirmach on the northernmost summit of the Trotternish Ridge. It’s the only part of the slip that is still moving.
13) Rannoch Moor in the valley of Glen Coe
This large expanse of boggy moorland, west of Loch Rannoch, is notable for its wildlife.
14) Bluebell Path in Perthshire
A stunning bluebell path can be found in Perthshire. In the spring, the woodland floor turns into a carpet of blue.
15) Dunnottar Castle
This ruined medieval fortress lies on a rocky headland on the north east coast of Scotland. The ruins span over 3.5 acres and are surrounded by steep cliffs that drop into the North Sea.
[Images via Robert White, Daniel Korzhonov, Kenny Barker, Michal Vitasek, Georg Scharf, Michael W, David Mould, Natalia Eriksson, Daniel Korzhonov, Ann-Marie Westwood, Sebastian Logering, Andy Lee, Sorin Rechitan, Angus Clyne, Andrew Barton]