Wallace National Monument: A monument dedicated to the inspiration behind Hollywood movie – Braveheart.
Stirling Old Town Jail: On the guided tour you are met by the inspector of prisons, the jailers, the hangman, and a desperate escaped convict. The actors are so realistic in their performance that, as a viewer, you are bound to get sucked into the action.
Stirling Castle: On a guided tour, know the history, the conspiracies and legacies behind one of Scotland’s most famous tourist destinations.
Palace of Holyroodhouse: It is the queen’s official residence in Scotland.
Fortingall Yew: Fortingall is a small village in the heart of Perthshire, at the entrance to Glen Lyon, not far from Loch Tay. The yew tree which grows there has been estimated to be at least 3,000 years old and possibly as old as 5,000 years.
Dunmore Pineapple and Airth Castle: Described as the “most bizarre building in Scotland” this is a summer house built in 1761 with a first floor of cantilevered masonry in the shape of a realistic, prickly pineapple which is 45 feet high.
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Transport in Scotland
Scotland has an extensive railway network using cross country links across the country, and connections to England; local commuter links to the major cities; and freight. Only 29% of the rail network in Scotland (by routes miles) is electrified, as opposed to 40% across Great Britain as a whole. This results in many trains being run on diesel fuel rather than by overhead electricity.
The railway network is owned by Network Rail, the non-profit organisation responsible for all of the railway infrastructure. Rail services are provided under franchises awarded by the government. The current holder of the Scottish franchise is First ScotRail, a division of Aberdeen-based FirstGroup plc. Intercity services are also operated by CrossCountry, First Transpennine Express, East Coast and Virgin Trains.
Weather in Scotland
Like the rest of UK, Scotland too experiences temperate climate. The weather can change, from sunny to gloomy, and back to sunny in a single day.
Geographically, Scotland lies in the cooler northern region of Great Britain, so the temperature is generally lower than the rest of UK. Winter maximums average 5 to 5.7 degree C, while the summer maximums average 20–25 degree C. The western coastal areas of Scotland are warmer than the East and inland areas. The western highlands of Scotland are one of the wettest places in Europe.