Cheap flights to Scotland

Scotland is a known country that is a part of the United Kingdom. Scotland occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain and shares a border with England to the south. Scotland is made up of more than 790 islands that include the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Edinburgh is the country's capital and is also the second-largest city in Scotland. It was the hub of the Scottish Enlightenment back in the 18th century. This Scottish Enlightenment has transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual, and industrial powerhouses of Europe. Scotland's largest city is Glasgow and it was once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now lies at the centre of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Because Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea and contains the largest oil reserves in the European Union, this has given Aberdeen in Scotland the title of Europe's oil capital.

Edinburgh Castle - The castle is one of the key locations in the history of Scotland. Travellers can expect a famous One O'Clock Gun at the far end of Mills Mount Battery. This is the place where crowds gather to watch a gleaming WWII 25-pounder fire an ear-splitting time signal at exactly 1:00 p.m. except Sundays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day. The road in the South of Mills Mount curls up leftwards through Foog's Gate on to the highest part of Castle Rock. This place is crowned by the tiny, Romanesque St. Margaret's Chapel. This chapel is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh. It was said to have probably been built by David I or Alexander I in memory of their mother, Queen Margaret, around 1130. Right beside the chapel stands Mons Meg, which is a giant 15th-century siege gun built at Monsin 1449.

Stirling Castle - The Royal Palace is one of the highlights in this place as it was successfully restored. It was said that the idea on the Royal Palace is that it should look brand new, the same way as it was constructed by French masons under the orders of James V in the mid-16th century with the aim of impressing his new bride and other crown heads of Europe. The finest details can be found in this palace, particularly the fireplaces, the Stirling Heads, which are modern reproductions of painted oak discs in the ceiling of the king's audience chamber, and the fabulous series of tapestries that have been painstakingly woven through the years. Travellers shouldn't miss the palace exterior, which is studded with beautiful sculptures, or the Stirling Heads Gallery above the royal chambers.

How to get around within Scotland

Travellers can use Scotland's rail network which is managed by Transport Scotland. Travellers can travel long distances through this railway system as the East Coast and West Coast main railway lines connect the major cities and towns of Scotland with each other and with the rail network in England. For domestic rail services within Scotland, they are operated by company First ScotRail.

How to get there

To travellers who wish to travel to Scotland, the Edinburgh Airport is the busiest and most actively operating airport in the region. With the ease of Skyscanner, travellers can book their flights bound for Edinburgh Airport at the cheapest prices. Edinburgh Airport has a good number of reliable airlines that operate in it such as Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Etihad Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, United Airlines, US Airways, and Virgin Atlantic.  

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