Myth and Legend: The Best Supernatural Landmarks of Scotland

Even though many people think of Brexit and the referendum for independence when they first think of Scotland now, there’s much more to the country than politics. Scotland is full of monuments that commemorate its fascinating history. From Iron Age ruins to modern tributes to ancient legends, you’ll never run out of things to see.

If hair-raising experiences are at the top of your bucket list, Scotland will fulfil all your wildest fantasies. Check out this list for a few places in Scotland where you can experience the supernatural.

Loch Ness

The Loch Ness monster is one of the most popular mythological creatures on Earth — up there with the Yeti and Bigfoot. Loch Ness itself is the largest loch (lake) in Scotland, and is located near the gateway to the Highlands, Inverness. From Inverness, you can take a short drive to the shores of Loch Ness, and wait for your own personal Nessie sighting. The legend of the Loch Ness monster dates back to the 5th century, when accounts of Saint Columba’s life reported that the saint encountered a mythical beast near the Loch, and was able to repel it by making the sign of the cross.

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