Dernière mise à jour : 10 sept. 2019
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Bagpipes, tartan cloth, sheep, mysterious castles, Nessie, haggis, whisky ... so many words to remind a nation full of history!
Scotland, what a mysterious destination for many of us! When mentioning this nation in the north of British Islands, our mind gets full of legends and green landscapes scenery images. And yes, this nation, the most northerly of the United Kingdom, includes a wide variety of mountainous wilderness like the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glen (valleys) and lochs (lakes) but also many small islands for which whisky brought reputation: the Isle of Skye known for Talisker whisky, the island of Jura or the island of Islay, famous for its peaty whiskies, from which we can name famous labels like Laphroaig, Caol Ila or Lagavulin.
Like many people dreaming of a traditional Scottish journey, we traveled through the major touristic spots of the country in a rental car to discover the main places that have made the international reputation of this nation. We began with an impressive discovery of a fortification wall built by the Romans between 122 and 127 AD under the emperor Hadrian. This wall of 80 Roman miles long (about 117.5 km) used to mark the border of Scotland with England. Welcome to Lanercost to discover the Hadrian’s wall and enter to the heart of Scotland.