Things to do in Scotland
All throughout the year, there are many things to do in Scotland, and if you like festivals, this is the country to visit. The Edinburgh International Festival takes place during the entire month of August and features entertainment such as theatre, dance, and music. The last day of the Festival ends with a brilliant display of fireworks at Edinburgh Castle. The Scottish International Storytelling Festival starts up in October and is an annual celebration of traditional and modern methods of storytelling.
Scotland also has five mountain ski resorts, should you have a desire to take a winter vacation. Even if you are new to skiing and snowboarding, they can teach you at any of these resorts. The great thing about mountain ski resorts is how long the season is—there is usually snow from December to as late as April!
Scotland also has a rich history, and as such there are outstanding pieces of architecture scattered around the country. One such relic is Kisimul Castle, the only surviving medieval castle in the Western Isles. The locals refer to it as the Castle in the Sea because of its precarious location atop a rock in the bay. At times, Kisimul Castle appears to be built atop the water itself! You can access this castle by boat any time between April and the end of September.