Scotland, Europe

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Facts About Scotland, Europe

Time Zone: Europe/London

Latitude: 56.0

Longitude: -4.0

Scotland, the northern country of Great Britain, is a land of rich history, legendary castles, exquisite folk art, Scotch whisky and stunning natural beauty. From the rugged Scottish Highlands where traditional Gaelic is still spoken, to the Central Lowlands, home to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland offers a combination of old country and modern city life that appeals to all. So banish your visions of bagpipes, kilts and Braveheart hype—Scotland is so much more.

Visit Aberdeen in northeastern Scotland, a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant arts scene and more than a dozen castles. If you’re a keen golfer, don’t miss Fife, in central Scotland, home to St. Andrew’s—golf’s premier championship course. But Scotland, the home of golf, has plenty of other courses across the country, in places such as Turnberry and Loch Lomond. Glasgow offers rich nightlife, world class shopping, an array of outdoor recreation opportunities, and a booming technology and science industry. Opposite Glasgow in the east, Edinburgh is the country’s cultural arts center, famous for year-round internationally acclaimed festivals such as the Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Edinburgh Castle is another of the city’s famous attractions.

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