Scotland’s natural beauty

Scotland is renowned for its beautiful landscape, intoxicating blend of cultivated beauty, cultures and traditions. However, this country also has a lot to offer visitors in terms of natural wonders. Some of its natural wonders will take your breath away. These destinations are among the best in Scotland that you must visit during your holidays. So, check the top 5 natural wonders of Scotland out below.

Loch Lomond looking south from Ben Lomond
Loch Lomond looking south from Ben Lomond: © User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

Top 5 Natural Wonders of Scotland

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond from just below Beinn Dubh and Creag an t-Seilich
Loch Lomond from just below Beinn Dubh and Creag an t-Seilich: Photo wfmillar / CC BY-SA 2.0

Loch Lomond will pique your interest. This place offers a little something different, especially for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. You can uncover centuries of history there. You can try thrilling water sports activities. As a case in point, you can try jet-skiing, wake boarding, a canoe safari, water skiing and kayaking. There is everything you need for a vacation. Likewise, this place is perfect for sailing as well as cycling and definitely one of the top 5 natural wonders of Scotland.

Ben Nevis

Carn Dearg (1221 m), the north-west top of Ben Nevis, above a cloud inversion
Carn Dearg (1221 m), the north-west top of Ben Nevis, above a cloud inversion: Photo David Crocker / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ben Nevis is one of the highest mountains in the United Kingdom. This mountain is at 4,409 feet that offers stunningly spectacular views of the Scottish Highlands. However, is it the most popular mountain for walking and climbing in Britain? You bet. This mountain attracts hikers and climbers alike in Scotland. Therefore, it is a must see place that is worth the climb. But, if you don’t want to visit this mountain, you can head to Glencoe, which is a paradise for walkers, skiers and snowboarders in the winter. And a rental car would help you explore more places there.

Corryvreckan Whirlpool

Corryvreckan Whirlpool
The Gulf of Corryvreckan whirlpool is the third largest whirlpool in the world: Photo Walter Baxter / CC BY-SA 2.0

Lies between the islands of Jura and Scarba, Corryvreckan Whirlpool is a natural whirlpool that creates a swirling maelstrom. It is famous for its fierce waters. However, it is one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the UK. In the event you want to reach this whirlpool and its surrounding waters, there are many boat trips offered by tour operators there.

Cuillin Hills

Cuillin Hills
Main ridge of the Cuillin in Skye Arp

Located on the Isle of Skye, this rocky mountain range deserves to be visited. You can find some challenging hiking and rock climbing in Britain there. This place should not be missed out. Moreover, if you are a less experienced walker, there are plenty of lower level trails there. Furthermore, it offers some of the best coastal views in all of the United Kingdom. So why not go there on holiday, in order to admire Scotland’s natural wonders?

Fingal’s Cave

Fingal’s Cave
Fingal’s Cave

Situated on the island of Staffa off the West Coast of Scotland, Fingal’s Cave is a geological marvel filled by the sea. With its natural beauty, it’s no secret why it is one of the top 5 natural wonders of Scotland. You will be amazed by the columns of rock formed from basalt. As a matter of fact, the cave itself stretches 250 feet into the rock. It has been found out by Sir Joseph Banks, in 1772. If you get there, this place will offer you spectacular coastal views and breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Island. It will give you also a magnificent sense of natural architecture.

About Corine Smith


I am Corine, an amateur writer. I am a married lady, an independent solo traveler, who enjoys reading and cooking. Hopefully, I will learn a musical instrument this year.

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