Scotland is a land not only known for its beautiful countryside and elegant cities, it is also steeped in fascinating history. Roman battlefield sites, Neolithic remains, caves, castles and mountains that once housed soldiers and merchants now rest side by side with modern architecture, restaurants and festivals. The romantic castles of Scotland are simply breathtaking, the most impressive of which must be the spectacular Edinburgh Castle. Whether taking a tour during the day, or gazing up at night where it is lit up to see from miles around, it is a sight you will never forget. This country of stunning valleys and glorious lochs with golden Eagles diving down for supper will draw you in and however long you stay for, it will never be enough. Home to some of the largest areas of wilderness in western Europe, you will not be disappointed if your ideal holiday is to be surrounded by wildlife. Off the remote coast of Mull, you may get the chance to spot minke whales and if you sea-kayak around the Outer Hebrides, you might just happen to spot a pod of seals frolicking in the surf! For the more cosmopolitan traveller, head to the major cities - Edinburgh isn’t just about the castle that dominates from the hills above, it is also home to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and perhaps more importantly, Scotland’s crown jewels and Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Make sure you visit Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park and the monuments and memorials of Calton Hill. The port city of Glasgow has a vibrant cultural scene, including Opera, Ballet and theatre and is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture so make sure to visit both and if you can, visit the other wonderful cities of Scotland, including Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth.