It’s hard to imagine a more ruggedly beautiful destination than Scotland. Rich with scenery and incredible historical sites, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic getaway… and a cheeky selfie, of course! With plenty of local know-how, VisitScotland has shared its top five selfie spots (if you’re Scotland-bound be sure to join in the conversation by using #ScotSpirit), and we can’t help but wish we were at all of these right now. Go ahead, embrace your inner Sassenach and take a few happy snaps on your highland adventure!
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1. Torridon, North Highlands
With the sort of scenery that literally takes your breath away, Torridon is where you’ll find dramatic mountain ranges and the mirror-like Loch Torridon. Head east an hour from Inverness along the scenic North Coast 500 driving route and snap a selfie on the loch shore, or from the foot of Beinn Eighe Mountain.
2. Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire
Big-kids-at-heart will recognise this charming spot as the inspiration behind Disney*Pixar’s Brave. Perched atop soaring cliffs overlooking the Aberdeenshire coast, the ruins of Dunnottar Castle are every bit the fairytale setting – they’re also a photographer’s dream. For the best snaps, make your way to just beyond the entrance gate where you can fit the ruins, the ocean and (if you’re lucky) some birdlife all in the one photo.
3. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
It’s iconic, it’s historic, it’s a must-visit. Instantly recognisable the world over, Edinburgh Castle would have to be one of Scotland’s most visited attractions, and for good reason. Watching over the city, it enchants visitors with its grand ramparts and cobblestoned Grassmarket area, both of which are perfect for a selfie (or 10).
4. Scott’s View, Scottish Borders
If you’re on the hunt for the ideal picnic location, Scott’s View is as picturesque as the name suggests. Home to panoramic views over the Eildon Hills and the River Tweed valley, it was once Sir Walter Scott’s favourite place to stop and contemplate. Take a leaf out of his book and take a few snaps while enjoying a hilltop picnic – make sure you also stop by at Scott’s Dryburgh Abbey nearby.
5. Urquhart Castle, beside Loch Ness in the Highlands
Loch Ness is another Scotland must-visit, and one of the best places to take in its beauty is Urquhart Castle. An icon in Inverness situated on the Loch’s bonnie banks, the castle has a colourful history (get yourself a day pass, take your time exploring and discover its story) and is where you <just> might spot Loch Ness’s most famous resident. Well, probably not, but it’s still brilliant for photos.
To find more amazing selfie spots in Scotland, go to the VisitScotland website.