The main thing that I like about Scotland, is the fact that people are smiling and friendly.Artemis Chrysostomidou, Cyprus
There is so much to do and see when learning English in Scotland.
It is a land of epic scenery with wild mountains, rugged coastlines, long open beaches, breath-taking glens (valleys), wild stags in glades, and lone pipers on heather covered hills above tranquil lochs (lakes).
You will try Scottish food and drink including shortbread, haggis and fine whiskies. You will stroll through Aberdeen’s ancient university campus and admire the city’s grand buildings. You will discover castles filled with legends, including the ruins of Slains Castle, said to have inspired Castle Dracula.
The country is filled with the sites of famous battles and massacres, impressive pageants and festivals, and is home to the famous Highland Games.
It has many historic castles and stately homes (21 in the local area). You can visit Balmoral, the private residence of the British Royal family in Scotland, which was originally bought by Queen Victoria in 1852. Or there is Glamis Castle, the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth as well as the childhood home of the Queen Mother.
Scotland is perfect for anyone interested in outdoor pursuits, from walking and climbing in the Grampians (including Ben Nevis), to kite surfing along the Aberdeenshire coast.
If you enjoy golf, the Royal Aberdeen, just outside the city, is a challenging course set in the hills along the shore. Founded in 1780, it is the sixth oldest golf club in the world. To the North, Cruden Bay Golf Course is set among towering dunes and knee-high rough, and dominated by ruins of Slains Castle.
And, if you work in, or are thinking of working in, the energy industry, Aberdeen is the place to make useful contacts.
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