Why Scotland May Be The Most Breathtaking Country on Earth

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Scotland is a lot more than kilts and bagpipes. From heather-covered mountains and stunning waterfalls that plunge into a turquoise sea to magnificent castles, idyllic beaches and pristine pools like the fantasy-like Fairy Pools pictured above, this landscape just might be the most magical on earth.

Mealt Falls, Isle of Skye

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Mealt Falls plummets from the top of the cliffs known as Kilt Rock, named for its incredible resemblance to a pleated kilt.

The Storr, Isle of Skye

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This rocky ridge on the Isle of Skye with its eastern face a labyrinth of craggy spires and pinnacles created by a massive ancient landslide, is one of Scotland’s most photographed natural wonders. The “Old Man of Storr,” is the tallest and most distinctive of the spires and can be seen for miles around.

Luskentyre Beach, South Harris Island

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The pristine white sands create a striking contrast at the edge of azure waters, looking as if this is a tropical island scene, but it’s found on South Harris Island in the Outer Hebrides.

Eilean Donan Castle

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Built in the mid-13th century as a fortified castle for Alexander II to fend off Viking attacks, Eilean Donan Castle has since become one of Scotland’s most iconic images.