Scotland The Brave

Land of legend and the most beautiful light

History and current of the Scotland

The recorded history of Scotland begins in the 1st century AD, when the Romans invaded Britain. In the 5th century Celtic immigrants from Ireland, called Scots, settled north of the Clyde. After the Normans conquered England in 1066, many Anglo-Saxons from England settled in the Lowlands of Scotland. Here the Scots gradually adopted English ways.From that time on, the history of Scotland merges with that of the rest of the United Kingdom but Scots continued to play a part in world affairs far greater than their numbers might suggest. Legal and education systems did remain separate (and superior) and in the second half of the 20th century many Scots began to demand a greater say in other areas of government. Eventually a new Scottish parliament was established in Edinburgh and it is currently making its mark.

Braveheart: fact or fiction

Braveheart is a 1995 historical drama war film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The story is based on Blind Harry's epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace.
They Will Never Take Our Freedom - Braveheart (3/9) Movie CLIP (1995) HD

Attractions in Scotland

Scotland, a land of legends, a complex history and some of the world’s most lush scenery, calls out to the adventurous nature within us. Experience the place that inspired the epic movie “Braveheart”. Truly a place with something for everyone, Scotland is a small country that leaves a big impact on all who pass through. To help you organize your Scottish getaway, below is a list of the top tourist attractions in Scotland that should not be miss.

1. Edinburgh Castle

It sits on the top of a volcanic rock formation commanding the city skyline and offers stunning panoramic views of Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth and Fife. Inside the castle walls you’ll find St Margaret’s Chapel, the Stone of Destiny and the majestic Great Hall which dates from the early 12th century and gives glimpse of medieval life in Edinburgh.

Big image

2. Loch Ness

One of the most famous lakes in the world, Loch Ness is the second largest loch in Scotland after Loch Lomond (and due to its great depth it is the largest by volume). About a mile wide at most places it holds the legend of an infamous sea monster. The most notorious mythical creature of modern time, Nessie, is said to dwell in the lake. With an air of mystery, the intriguing area of Loch Ness should not be missed. You might even get a glimpse of Nessie!

Big image

3. Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world, held every August and runs for 3 weeks. The world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a wonderful occasion for lovers of art, culture and live theatre. Dozens of venues and open air spaces host performances of every kind including comedy, music, drama, film and dance. From big celebrity entertainers to unknowns looking to kick start their careers, the festival has something for everyone.
Virgin Money at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The 2013 Festival Fringe!

Friday, Aug. 2nd 2013 at 9-11pm

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, Scotland

Travel to Scotland : forms of transfortation

The best way to get to Scotland from Korea is flights from Incehon to Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.It takes about 11hours. Visitors from any other country in the world will require a visa. In Scotland you can travel by various method such as train, car, coach, ferry and bike.

Travel to the republic of Ireland

Scotland enjoys excellent travel links with Ireland with frequent sailings and flights between major ferry ports and airports. There are regular flights from Dublin, Donegal, Cork, Knock and Shannon to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Prestwick Airports. Travelling to Scotland from Ireland by ferry is a popular choice.

Glendalough

Glendalough in Wicklow is the honeypot of the National Park, with more visitors than any other part. The combination of the stunning scenery and the fascinating monastic history make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. The name Glendalough means 'valley of two lakes'. The valley stretches for over 3 km, and within it are several sites of interest.
Big image