Tourism in Scotland
Scotland has a strong and vital tourism sector, as it is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, and it is visited by millions of visitors, and tourists from different parts of the world every year; thanks to the presence of many attractions and attractions. And, the statistics of the two thousand and fourteen years indicated that about 2.7 million foreign tourists visited the country, most of them are from the United States of America, and the tourism sector contributed about five percent of the gross domestic product.
The most important tourist attractions in Scotland
Scotland abounds with many attractions, magnificent and attractive tourist places, and the following is a reminder of the most important:
The Skara Brae archaeological site
The ancient site of Skara Bray is located on the Scottish Gulf of Skille, which is located within the Orkney Archipelago. It is an ancient historical site that was discovered in the year one thousand five hundred and fifty, and it contains many monuments dating back to the Neolithic period.
The Rosslyn Chapel is located in the Scottish village of Rosslyn, and it is a historical archaeological church dating back to the fifteenth century AD, where it is characterized by being a sacred place, in addition to its distinguished architectural design, and the finely decorated columns.
Edinburgh Castle is located in the capital of the country, the city of Edinburgh, on the remains of a dormant volcano; it is an archaeological castle dating back about a thousand years ago, where it is distinguished by its wonderful architectural design, stunning views, and others.
Maeshowe Cemetery (Maeshowe) is an ancient historical cemetery whose history dates back to the Stone Age; that is, about five thousand years ago, and is characterized by being built of huge stone blocks, which weigh several tons, along with the presence of a long stone corridor reaching a room Centralized.
Stirling Castle is located in the Scottish city of Stirling; it is an ancient antique castle dating back to prehistoric times, where it is distinguished by its wonderful architectural design, ancient history, and other features.