Scotland has long been recognised among anglers as one of the world’s premier salmon fishing destination. It is easy to see why as there are so many salmon rivers around the country for the travelling angler to explore. It is not just the number of salmon rivers but also the great variety of waters which makes it such a special place. From the smaller more intimate rivers in the Scottish Highlands to the majestic River Spey and mighty River Tay, Scotland truly has a salmon river to suit every salmon angler’s tastes.
Away from salmon fishing, there are so many other activities to enjoy during your salmon fishing holiday in Scotland. This is why Scotland is the perfect destination if there are non-fishers in your holiday party. Scotland is world famous for its whisky and there are numerous distilleries around the country. A vast number of the whisky distilleries are located in Speyside and whisky distillery tours are always very popular.
Scotland is also the home of golf with a number of championship courses dotted around the country. No trip to Scotland is complete for a keen golfer without a visit to the Old Course in St. Andrews.
Loch Ness is also a very popular tourist attraction in the Scottish Highlands. Loch Ness is set in beautiful surroundings and taking a boat trip on the loch is a must. If you do travel up to the Scottish Highlands, it is worthwhile spending a few days in the region. There is so much to do with unspoiled beaches, fantastic mountain and forest walks and great cycle routes.
If you prefer a more relaxed pastime then there is a great opportunity to explore Scotland’s rich history. There are numerous castles and palaces across Scotland all with a rich heritage. Balmoral Castle is located in Royal Deeside and at certain times of the year, it is open to the public. The castle serves as the royal family’s holiday residence during the summer months and is well worth a visit.
If you come to Scotland during the early part of the season to salmon fish and are a keen skier there is always the opportunity to hit the slopes. There are some excellent Ski centres across the country well worth visiting.
These are just a taste of some of the other activities Scotland has to offer away from the river bank. It is, therefore, safe to say Scotland is not just a world class Salmon fishing destination but much much more!
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