Scotland’s most visited top 2 attractions have been revealed by Historic Scotland’s Peter Bromley- Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery (free attraction) and Edinburgh Castle ( paid attraction). Despite the current challenges facing the global economy, the tourism industry had proven to stay resilient and as such Scotland remains to be an attractive destination to both domestic and overseas visitors.
Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery
An art gallery and a museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow is one of the most visited museums in the UK outside London. Located in Argyle Street on the West End of the city, the building houses one of Europe’s great civic art and collections. Built from ‘back to front’, it is noticed nowadays that people seem to prefer the back entrance than the front doors. With one of the finest collections of arms and armour around the world and a vast natural history collection, the place is a hub for visitors all throughout the year.
Dominating the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, the Edinburgh castle is positioned atop the volcanic Castle Rock. Besieged both successfully and unsuccessfully on several occasions, it has been involved in many historical conflicts and has gradually become a recognizable symbol. Lot to experience inside the castle walls, it is one of the 345 heritage sites in the care of Historic Scotland. Hosting a variety of special entertainments and events throughout the year including regular performances by costumed storytellers, it brings to life about the Castle’s past happenings. Also one of the the familiar backdrop to the famous Hogmanay fireworks and Military Tattoo. One can explore the remarkable places where the kings, queens and noblemen had lived, entertained and worshipped.