Located in the Firth of Clyde you will find a little bit of Tibet in Scotland complete with prayer flags and stupas. With an ancient spiritual heritage dating back to the 6th century it is currently home to a Buddhist community and retreat.
A strange yet stunning natural gorge said to be used for Druid rituals and secret meetings by Covenanters. The bright green moss covering the walls provides an otherworldly backdrop and the water flowing through the red sandstone can resemble a river of blood.
The largest national park in the UK is famed for its unspoilt beauty and native Scottish wildlife. This area of natural wilderness is also home to five of the six highest mountains in Scotland.
Perched high on an ancient craggy stronghold overlooking the capital city, Edinburgh Castle is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the country and home to some impressive exhibits including the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.
The third largest whirlpool in the world is a spectacular natural phenomenon which lies between the Isles of Jura and Scarba. Specialised boat tours are the best way to get up close to this bubbling cauldron of water.