TRIP TO SCOTLAND
TRIP TO SCOTLAND
Scotland is situated in the north of Great Britain. It borders only with England.
Today Scotland is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountainous countries in the world. It is one of the four parts of the United Kingdom.
5, 2 million people live in Scotland.
The head of Scotland
The head of Scotland is the English monarch – Queen Elizabeth II
The official flag of the country consists of a white cross on a blue background and is known as St. Andrew’s Cross.
SAINT ANDREW is a patron saint of the country.
The official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn.
The thistle is the national emblem of Scotland
Traditional Scottish musical instrument is a bagpipe.
Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom for more than three hundred years, but it is unlike anywhere else in Britain.
Scotland is famous for its castles.
Scotland is a mountainous country.
The highest mountain is Ben Nevis (1343m).
Scotland has approximately 790 islands, 130 of which are inhabited.
On the island of Orkney there is the oldest building in Britain, dating from 3100 BC.
Scotland is very far north, with some parts of the country closer to the arctic circle than to London.
The climate is not very severe because of the influence of the sea and the Gulf Stream current.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland.
Edinburgh is a busy modern city, but its history is everywhere. At the top of the highest hill is located Edinburgh Castle.
They say that Scottish towns differ from the English ones. Their distinct features are cobblestone streets, medieval style houses, green parks and plenty of historic architecture.
The financial and industrial centre of the country is Glasgow. It is the largest city of Scotland.
is one of the largest cities.
Scotland is well-known for its Loch Ness monster.
Traditional dish - haggis
The oldest tree in Europe stands in Fortingall for 3,000 years. According to local legend, Pontius Pilate was born in its shade and played there as a child.
Isle of Skye is a truly magical place.
Luskentyre is famous for the beautiful white sandy beach which runs for miles and the gorgeous green-blue waters lapping up onto its shores.
Perhaps, everyone in the world has heard of the famous writer and poet Robert Burns. He was the first person to write songs about the Scottish Highlands and their breathtaking views.
Scottish people like all kinds of celebrations. Their most favourite public holidays are Christmas and New Year. On the last day of the year they celebrate Hogmanay. It used to be a pagan holiday to welcome the winter solstice.
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