10 great places to take photographs in Scotland
Scotland is a beautiful country of grand landscapes and teeming with wildlife, vibrant culture and rich history, which all beg to be photographed. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned Scottish traveller, you’ll be sure to find some amazing places to photograph in this diverse country.
The Case Farm have come up with their list of 10 of the most eye-catching locations in Scotland to take your camera and capture some fantastic photos.
Why not visit – and photograph – some of these 10 locations in Scotland on the August bank holiday weekend?
1. The Royal Mile
The Royal Mile in Edinburgh is the perfect place to capture the hustle and bustle of Scottish life. This picturesque, cobbled street is lined with a variety of modern and established shops, as well as historic attractions such as St Giles’ Cathedral and The Real Mary King’s Close.
With a wide range of sights to choose from, the Royal Mile is the perfect place to take your camera and capture the essence of Edinburgh.
2. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
So close to central Scotland yet seemingly so far removed form city life, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park allows you to easily escape to the wide open landscapes of lochs, hills and mountains.
There are plenty of cycle routes to take advantage of, if you like to take your GoPro out and capture the action on-the-go. Alternatively, why not explore the park by foot and capture some of the natural scenery on camera?
3. Benmore Botanic Garden
This bountiful botanic garden near Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula is the perfect place to set up your camera and capture nature at its finest. The gardens boast spectacular features such as A Boy with Two Dolphins statue and Puck’s Hut. The garden rightfully earns its moniker as one of the most photogenic places in Scotland to visit.
4. Ben Nevis
Much acclaimed as the highest mountain in Britain, this natural wonder offers its visitors some of the most striking views in Scotland.
The reward of your efforts of hiking to the top of Ben Nevis, near Fort William, is the chance to capture the breath-taking expanse of land that the mountain peak overlooks. It’s worth noting that the summit is not always clear so you should check the forecast before setting out.
5. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
This natural phenomenon in Glen Brittle will be sure to take your breath away the moment you lay your eyes on it. The waterfalls appear almost magical, giving rise to their mythical name. Photographing them will provide long-lasting memories.
6. Fingal’s Cave, Isle of Staffa
Fingal’s Cave is an impressive natural rock formation and a very special place to visit. The caves comprise towering hexagonal columns, which catch the eye and lend themselves well to photographs. There’s also rich history and legend surrounding these caves, so it’s worth taking a visit to fully experience this part of Scottish culture. You will need to get a boat to Staffa.
7. Loch Ness
We’ve all heard the legend of the Loch Ness monster, however Loch Ness is well worth visiting in person to immerse yourself in its stunning surroundings. You can explore the local facilities, or embark on a cruise on the loch, to fully explore every inch of this spectacular natural wonder.
8. Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is one of the most famed attractions in the country and is definitely worth a visit this bank holiday. The magnificent architectural landmark sits majestically on Castle Rock, towering over the city of Edinburgh and providing dramatic views.
Inside, you can participate in an informative guided tour to see the castle in all its glory and learn about its past.
9. Dunrobin Castle
On approach, Dunrobin Castle, in Sutherland, looks like it was lifted straight from a fairytale with its conical spires and medieval architectural features. The inside of the castle boasts opulent dining rooms and a decorative library, that will transport you back to times past. If history is your thing, you won’t want to miss out on photographing this beautifully decorated castle.
10. Arthur’s Seat
Arthur’s Seat is one of the seven peaks of Edinburgh, offering extraordinary views from the summit. There are many different walks that you can enjoy in this area, however all of which will provide marvellous landscapes to take advantage of if you are keen on photography.