Posted by Dan | Jan 17th, 2021 - 8:26pm
Think you can identify landmarks based off of their description? This time, we have 10 iconic Scottish landmarks, I will give you an overview of where you can find them and their most distinguishing features - all you have to do is pick the right answer! An easy quiz if you have done your homework, but for those unfamiliar with Scotland you may just learn a thing or two and who knows, maybe you'll be planning your next adventure to one of these amazing locations.
Residing high over the Scottish capital at the top of the Royal Mile and one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Scotland (and the United Kingdom to boot). This wondrous building is home to the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Scone and plenty more amazing sights. Come here for an amazing tour, if you are lucky you may even witness a military tattoo and hear the gun ring out at One o'clock right in the centre of a beautiful city.
A stunning structure constructed in 2002 to link the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, this incredibly efficient piece of engineering relies on Archimede's principle to keep the effort required to a minimum. Even if you aren't fascinated by the science of it all, this modern marvel is still a spectacular sight to behold.
The lake of myth and mystery, while there may have been many arguments throughout the ages regarding the existence of a resident in the water there can be no denying the stunning surroundings provided by the Scottish Highlands - meaning that even if you don't get a picture of the long-necked beastie you won't be disappointed with the landscape photos you are left with.
Residents of Glasgow may still be getting used to this amazing structure, situated at the meeting of the Rivers Clyde and Kelvin, as it is about to turn 10 this year, practically a baby in the eyes of such a historic city - but even if you have never stepped inside to see the amazing displays of transportation, it is hard to miss the Tall Ship berthed outside.
An icon of Glasgow, less so for its own design, beauty or features and more so for what the people of Glasgow have done to it - this 19th-century statue is certainly an imposing figure, but is lacking in headwear. Luckily, the people of Glasgow are dedicated to keeping the statue's head warm, in a bright and highly-visible manor.
An icon of Edinburgh and Fife, this cantilever railway bridge has ferried trains back and forth since the late 19th Century. Its iconic design and striking red colour make it hard to miss from the shoreline of the estuary, or from its neighbouring bridges. You can even find it on the reverse of the Bank of Scotland £20 note!
Finished in 2014, This is a staggering statue, or set of statues, of Stainless Steel towering over the new waterways at Falkirk. The sculptures are representative of the greater developments in the area, known as The Helix. You may have never had the chance to see the real thing, but you may have spotted the miniature outside of Edinburgh airport. Let's just say, if this twosome ends up with a sore throat, they will certainly be more than a little hoarse.
This Category A-listed structure in Inverness-shire was constructed around the turn of the 20th century and has ferried many a train over the river Finnan via its sweeping arched bridge. It has 21 colossal arches and maybe a contender for one of the most famous landmarks in Scotland - featuring in many a TV series and film, you'd be hard-pressed to have never seen this one before. You'd certainly recognise it in a photo, but do you know its name..? Just try not to fly a Ford Anglia off of it.
A royal residency in Aberdeenshire, this large estate house has been a royal residency since the mid-19th century although it is actually a property of the Queen herself rather than the crown. This is a working estate, home to Highland cattle, ponies, Grouse moors and forestry and considering its location within Cairngorms national park it must be a wonderful place to see and explore.
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