Things to do and see on the waters of Scotland

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Anyone who lives in, or has visited, Scotland will account for its beauty. With rolling countryside, ruined castles and natural beauty aplenty there is always something to see. However the beauty of Scotland does not stop at the shore, there is also a wealth of good stuff on the Scottish waters and we don’t just mean fish! Today we’re having a look at just a small number of the great things that you can see and do on the waters of Bonnie Scotland.

Encounter Wildlife

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Taken from an Ecoventures Boat on the Moray Firth

There are many places along the coast of Scotland where you might be able to see Dolphins, Porpoises or other cetaceans in their natural habitat, and The Moray Firth is arguably the best. If you want to head out onto the Moray Firth in the hope of spotting some wildlife, then EcoVentures is one of the best companies to do it with! Head out on one of their two hour Wildlife Watch boat trips to experience the Moray Firth first hand; learn about the terrific coastline, discover some of the history of the area and hopefully encounter some of the spectacular wildlife that live in the area!

The Kelpies

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From the 21st April 2014, anyone sailing into Scotland will be greeted by two spectacular horses’ heads. Located on the Forth & Clyde canal on the East Coast of Scotland, The Kelpies are thirty metres high and were designed by sculptor Andy Scott. When complete, The Kelpies will be the largest public artworks in Scotland and definitely worth a visit!

Falkirk Wheel

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If you’ve ever wanted to sit in a boat and be lifted thirty five metres out of the water, then a trip on the Falkirk Wheel could be just for you! Almost like a ferris wheel in a boat, the Falkirk Wheel is very popular and attracts visitors from all over the world. Whether you just want to take a look at the wheel whilst enjoying a cup of tea in the café, or want to experience a trip first-hand the Falkirk Wheel is sure to be a great day out!

So there you have it, just some of the watery delights on offer in Scotland. If you’d like to experience any of these first hand then why not book a self catering cottage for a Scottish getaway?

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Leanne Dempsey

By Leanne Dempsey

A lover of reading, eating and shopping Leanne will often be found spending time with her two pugs or snapping away on instagram. A big fan of the city, She likes nothing more than getting away for a weekend break in the UK, her favourite places being London and Bath.

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