For amazing views, spectacular scenery, and one of the most popular countries in the world to visit, you don’t have to go very far. Scotland may be a fairly small country, yet what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in variety, which is why it attracts thousands of tourists every year.
From Edinburgh to the Highlands, one other big draw has to be the amazing Scottish islands that you can visit. There are nearly 800 Scottish islands, meaning there is a plenty to visit off the mainland. If you love beautiful natural scenes, then you should check out these Instagram-worthy Scottish islands on your next holidays.
As the 4th biggest of the Scottish islands, it’s true that Skye does have some clout, and with its location in the Western Hebrides, it is one of the more popular to visit. With a charming trip from Oban, this stunning island boasts amazing wildlife and natural vistas. For your Instagram-worthy spot, check out the famed Fairy Pools which require a bit of a hike, but are well worth the effort.
Located off the west coast, and only an hour or two from Glasgow, Arran is perfect when you’re looking for an easy island getaway. With a castle or two, beautiful beaches and coastlines as well as a mountain, this island does have it all. For the most breath-taking views, and of course the best photos, hike up the mountain, Goat Fell.
It’s the most northerly of the Scottish islands, and closer to Norway than it is to Scotland, but Shetland is well worth the trip. With rugged and wild landscapes, lighthouses and a rich Viking heritage, there is everything to explore! For your Instagram picture, simply head to the craggy coastline.
Exploring places within the UK shows just how beautiful it can be, so why not head to one of these beautiful islands.