23 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Scotland

Jennifer Polland

Whatever the outcome, there's no denying that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It's home to eerie castles, ancient ruins, and rolling green hills. Here are 23 photos that will make you want to book your next trip to Scotland.

Melrose Abbey is one of the oldest abbeys in Scotland. Today you can explore the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey, which was damaged in the 1500s.

Boats bob in a harbor on Fife's East Neuk (eastern corner).

The Isle of Skye, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides, has gorgeous rolling hills and mountains.

The ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral at sunrise.

Highland cows roam around the Trossachs.

Dunnottar Castle is a ruined Medieval fortress in the Aberdeenshire area of Scotland.

Edinburgh's Royal Mile (The Highstreet) is one of the most famous streets in Scotland.

It's pretty common to see bagpipe players in the streets of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Castle sits on top of Castle Rock in the distance, as seen from Holyrood Park.

Edinburgh's New Town was built in the 18th century as a solution for overcrowding.

A small house sits at the foot of a hill in Lockerbie, Scotland.

Located in Loch Awe, just north of Glasgow, Kilchurn Castle is a ruined 15th and 17th century castle.

Glamis Castle, in Angus, was the home of the Queen Mother.

Shetland ponies are so iconic in Scotland that the country used sweater wearing-ponies in a tourism campaign last year.

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At night, Glasgow's Clyde Arc Bridge lights up.

The Old Course at St. Andrews is one of the best golf courses in the world.

Beautiful Loch Ness, the home of the Loch Ness monster.

The ruins of Urquhart Castle overlook Loch Ness.

There are piping and drumming competitions at the annual Highland Games.

Sometimes trees grow right on the water of Loch Lomond, in southwestern Scotland.

At low tide, you can see the rocky shoreline of the East Neuk of Fife.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles.

Skara Brae is one of the best-preserved Neolithic villages in Europe.

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