Scotland is one of our favorite countries to visit. Whether you’re looking for history, wildlife or a bustling culinary scene, you can find it here. Our suggested itineraries offer insight into what you can expect on a trip to Scotland with Tenon Tours. Regardless if you’re planning a trip or simply gathering information, here are 10 cool facts about Scotland that you’ll want to keep in mind.
- Scotland is home to the tallest waterfall in Britain, named Eas a’ Chual Aluinn. It is 658 feet, which is 3 times the height of Niagara Falls.
- The official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn.
- Scotland has approximately 790 islands.
- Scotland is home to the oldest tree in Europe. It is a twisted yew, and it has been around for 3,000 years.
- Edinburgh was the first city in the world to have its own fire brigade.
- There are over 600 square miles of freshwater lakes.
- The highest proportion of redheads are in Scotland.
- St. Andrew’s Links is known as the “home of golf.”
- Even though Edinburgh is the capital, it is not the largest city; Glasgow is the largest.
- The raincoat was invented in Scotland by a man named Charles Macintosh, who was born in Glasgow.
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