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Glen Etive Creek

Loch Etive
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. On the banks of a creek one can really enjoy the lovely scenery.
Scottish Castles

Caerlaverock Castle in a marshland in the south of Scotland, Europe.
The unusual triangular castle of Caerlaverock near Dumfries in southeast Scotland is well worth a visit. The castle was thanks to it's shape and location nearly unbeatable and was only destroyed after ...
Rannoch Moor Sunrise

Sunrise in the Rannoch Moor near Fort William in Scotland, Europe.
One of the best experiences a visitor to Scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Scotlands Animals

Famous Scottish cows, Scotlands hairy highland animals!
The funny looking scottish highland cattle were looking curiously at me when I stopped in Dunvegan Castle gardens to photograph them. despite their funny looks these cows are quite aggressive and can ...
Caerlaverock Castle Scotland

The intriguing triangular Caerlaverock Castle in southeast Scotland, Europe.
The unusual triangular castle of Caerlaverock near Dumfries in southeast Scotland is well worth a visit. The castle was, thanks to it's shape and location, nearly unbeatable and was only destroyed ...
Armadale Castle Gardens

Surrounding the ruins of the Armadale Castle in Scotland are the well kept castle gardens.
The old clan headquarter of the MacDonald, Armadale castle in southern Isle of Skye, provides besides the ruin of the castle a perfectly maintained garden with various sceneries.
Sweetheart Abbey

Ruins of Sweetheart Abbey in Scotland, Europe.
The ruins of Sweetheart Abbey in Southwestern Scotland tell a heartbreaking story. It is said that the wife of an ancient king bemourned the loss of her beloved husband so much that she not only build ...
Rhododendron Flowers

Rhododendron bushes stand out in contrast to the surrounding landscape in the Glen Etive Valley, Scotland, Europe.
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Dunnottar Castle Scotland

The sunset light at Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Europe.
The spectacular scenery of Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire even gets more dramatic during sunset or sunrise. Only then the castle, sitting on its rock high above the windy north sea, ...
Eilean Donan Castle Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle on an island perch in Loch Duich, Scotland, Europe.
The very neat castle of Eilean Donan sits on a small island in Loch Duich near Dornie, Scotland. The castle is one of the most famous ones of scottish castles, not only because of staring as the M ...
Dunnottar Castle Aberdeenshire

The sunrise light coming through the clouds above at Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Europe.
The spectacular scenery of Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire even gets more dramatic during sunset or sunrise. Only then the castle, sitting on its rock high above the windy north sea, ...
Waterfall Hebrides Scotland

A waterfall situated in the Hebrides region of Scotland, Europe.
Scenes like this are very common on the green Isle of Skye. The abundance of water, from the sea and from the sky, forms a very green, hilly and wet landscape, which gives the whole region a fresh ...
Sunset Scotland

Evening sky in The Isle of Skye, Scotland as the sunset light hits the clouds.
The perfect day on the Isle of Skye can be ended perfectly by watching the sunset at the quiet and remote location of Trumpan on the Peninsula of Waternish. Here, beneath the ruins of an ancient church ...
Fort Augustus Scotland

Neptune's Staircase in Fort Angustus in Scotland, Europe.
The 7 locks in Fort Augustus at the banks of the famous Loch Ness representing one end of the caledonian canal, a canal for ships through the scottish mainland from the Loch Ness to the Atlantic ocean ...
Urquhart Castle Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle with night lighting on the banks of Loch Ness, Scotland, Europe.
The ancient ruin of Urquhart Castle at the banks of the famous -monster infested- Loch Ness is a special sight at nightfall, when the ruin lies illuminated in front of the quiet lake. The ruin was ...
Dunvegan Castle Gardens

Wild garden in the grounds of Dunvegan Castle in Scotland, Europe.
In the garden of the home castle of the clan McLeod an abundancy of Scottish bluebells bloom. This fallen tree was seen in the wild part of the garden.
Hebridean Islands Scotland

The late afternoon sun turns the water silver between the Hebridean Islands in Scotland, Europe.
In the afternoon light the sea between the hebridean islands shines like quicksilver. This light is very common on the Isle of Skye which adds to the mystical attraction this island has.
Coombe Abbey Coventry England

The Quiet Coombe abbey near the industrial city of Coventry in England, Europe.
The picturesque ancient cloister of Coombe Abbey near Coventry lays surrounded by parks and small lakes. Today a hotel, the abbey is still preserved in it's original outfit. Even a sarkophage with ...
St Andrews Scotland

White puffy clouds above St Andrews in Scotland, Europe.
Golfers may know St.Andrews as the city, where their sport was invented. But not only golfers come to St.Andrews these days. The heritage in this city, including the castle high above the sea and the ...
Stonehaven Scotland

Beached boats line the harbour at low tide in Stonehaven in Scotland, Europe.
Stonehaven, best know for its proximity to Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire, also has many sights of its own. The small boat harbor, mostly used for fishing and recreational boating, offers great ...
Scotland Coast

The rugged but beautiful North Coast of Scotland, Europe.
The rugged North Coast is widely known for its contrasts between green farmlands and steep cliffs falling down to the ocean. Here, near Aberdour in Scotland, the beach quickly turns into red rock.
Glamis Castle Scotland

Glamis Castle in the Scottish Highlands, Europe.
Glamis Castle in the southern parts of the Scottish Highlands is one of the castles Shakespeare used in his drama Macbeth. Here it is said that Duncan killed Mac and Cador. beth, the Than of Glamis and Cawdor ...
Edinburgh City Scotland

An overview of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland at night.
From Calton Hill above Princess street you have the best view over the whole city of Edinburgh, the Scottish capital. Especially in the evening hours, at nightfall in Edinburgh when all the lights ...
Open Air Museum Scotland

The Open Air Museum Of The Isle Of Skye in Scotland, Europe.
In the museum of the Isles on the Northwestern Peninsula of Trotternish on the Isle of Skye the ancient life and work on the Hebridean Islands is illustrated. The red and green painted barrels give ...
Cute Cows

A group of cute but funny looking Scottish Highland Cows in the Dunvegan Castle gardens in Scotland, Europe.
The funny looking Scottish highland cattle looking curiously while having their photograph taken in the Dunvegan Castle gardens. Despite their funny looks these cows are quite aggressive and can de ...
Urquhart Castle Scotland

Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness at night in Scotland, Europe.
The ancient ruin of Urquhart Castle at the banks of the famous "monster infested" Loch Ness is a special sight at nightfall, when the ruin lies illuminated in front of the quiet lake. The ruin was ...
Highland Calf Scotland

Highland Cow calf
One of the landmarks of scotland besides the whisky and the kilts are the furry highland cows. While one shouldn't underestimate the agressiveness of the full grown cows this little calf was very cute ...
Cawdor Castle Scotland

The Green Gardens of Cawdor Castle are well worth a visit while in Scotland, Europe.
Cawdor castle is the second castle in Scotland claiming the place to be where Shakespeares Duncan killed Macbeth. In reality Macbeth was killed in the battle of Elgin, some 30 miles away. Today the ...
Fort Augustus Locks

The main claim to fame at Fort Augustus in Scotland are the series of locks along the Caledonian Canal, Scotland, Europe.
The 7 locks in Fort Augustus on the banks of the famous Loch Ness representing one end of the Caledonian Canal, a canal for ships through the Scottish mainland from the Loch Ness to the Atlantic ocean ...
Melrose Abbey Scotland

Ruins of Melrose Abbey in Scotland, Europe.
One of the most famous ruined abbeys in Scotland is Melrose Abbey south of Edinburgh.The abbey was destroyed by fire in the 18th century and is since then preserved, surrounded by its ancient grav ...
Celtic Cross

Evening at the tip of the Waternish Peninsula with a celtic cross in the foreground in Scotland, Europe.
The perfect day on the Isle of Skye can be ended perfectly by watching the sunset at the quiet and remote location of Trumpan on the peninsula of Waternish. Here, beneath the ruins of an ancient church ...
Scotland North Coast

The colourful North Coast of Scotland near Fraserburgh.
On the Scottish North Coast near Fraserburgh this colorful scenery awaits the visitor. The rugged north coast is widely known for its contrasts between green farmlands and steep cliffs falling down ...
Edinburgh Scotland

A view over the city of Edinburgh in the evening from Calton Hill, Scotland, Europe.
From Calton Hill above Princess street one have the best overview over the whole city of Edinburgh, the scottish capital. Especially in the evening hours, when night is coming to Edinburgh and all ...
St Monans Scotland

The small community of St Monans in Scotland is a hub for many fish merchants and smokehouses.
In the small town of St.Monans, just across the Forth of Fife from Edinburgh, a pretty small harbor awaits the visitor. While the town is less well know to tourists like Anstruther just 5 miles away, ...
Culross Scotland

Homes along the cobbled streets of the fishing community of Culross, Scotland, Europe.
On the coast of the Scottish region Fife, just across from Edinburgh and not far from Stirling, lies the ancient small fishing settlement of Culross. The old town with its small houses and cobblestone ...
Monument Scotland

Calton Hill monument in the city of Edinburgh provides a great overview of Edinburgh in Scotland, Europe.
The Dugald Stewart's Monument on Calton Hill above Princess Street is one of the best views over the whole city of Edinburgh, the Scottish capital.
Scotland Scenery

The Quiraing Mountains are situated on the Isle of Skye amongst beautiful scenery in Scotland, Europe.
On the Isle Of Skye one of the most interesting landscapes is the Quiraing mountain range on the northwestern tip of the island. The lush green hills and the rocks provide a magnificent landscape.
Scotland Castle

The Eilean Donan Castle is lit up in the evenings in North West Scotland, Europe.
Eilean Donan Castle on the shores of Loch Duich in north western Scotland was not only the setup for the famous movie "Highlander" featuring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, it is also one of ...
Dunnottar Castle

An sight worth visiting along the south east coast of Scotland, Europe is the Dunnottar Castle.
Dunnottar Castle on Scotland's south east coast is well-known for its dramatic setting on a rock above the sea. But also on the inside it has many very interesting sights for the visitor.
Glamis Castle

The historic Glamis Castle situated in the manicured park setting in Scotland, Europe.
Who knows his Shakespeare? Where Macbeth allegedly killed Duncan, in Glamis Castle, the still used castle provides these nice views in it's quiet park surroundings.
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