These Instagram Accounts Will Make You Fall in Love with Scotland

Scotland is one of many great countries in Europe you can visit and it has so much to offer, no matter what you’re looking for in a vacation destination. If you don’t believe us, check out these Instagram accounts completely devoted to exploring this lovely country.

@castlesofscotland

“Bringing awareness to the history and beauty of Scotland’s castles, palaces, towers and great houses.”

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Dunderave Castle was built in 1598 as the seat of the MacNaughton clan chief, and stands on a defensive position, on a small spur of land jutting out into Loch Fyne. ▫️ The MacNaughtons fought on the Jacobite side at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689, but following the Jacobites’ defeat at the Battle of Dunkeld, the MacNaughtons’ lands were confiscated and given to the Campbells of nearby Inveraray Castle. ▫️ In the early 20th century Sir Andrew Noble, the physicist and artillery pioneer, bought the Ardkinglas estate, which included Dunderave Castle, now in ruins. He commissioned Sir Robert Lorimer to restore the castle; completing the work in 1912. Today the castle is in private ownership. ▫️ Image by @mark_harris_photography —————————————————- #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #modernoutdoors #scotland_greatshots #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #scotspirit #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #scotshots #visituk #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #autumn #castlesofscotland #christmas #reflection #travelblogger #reflectiongram #instascotland

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In 1220 Alexander II granted the lands of Caerlaverock to Sir John Maxwell, Warden of the West March. He built the first castle on the site, however, John’s successor abandoned this castle in favour of a new site a few hundred metres to the north. ▫️ The castle's proximity to the English border saw it involved in the Wars of Independence. In 1298 the castle found itself in the direct line of invasion as Edward’s army made its way to the Battle of Falkirk. The sixty man garrison of Caerlaverock, mounted a spirited resistance but ultimately the castle was taken. ▫️ A peace treaty of 1328 brought short term security to the border and Caerlaverock was repaired and re-occupied but the attempted coup of Edward Balliol, resulted in yet another attack on the castle; in 1355 Sir Roger Kirkpatrick captured and partially dismantled the castle. Thereafter the castle was once again restored to the Maxwells and underwent rebuilding between 1373-1450. ▫️ The castle saw action again as a result of the Scottish Reformation. As the Protestant movement gained traction, the Maxwells remained Catholic. Accordingly they supported Mary Queen of Scots even after her abdication in 1567 resulting in Caerlaverock being besieged in 1570. The castle was captured and partially demolished. In 1593 Lord Maxwell repaired the castle, however the family were stripped of Caerlaverock and all titles following the murder of Sir James Johnstone in 1608. ▫️ Caerlaverock along with their other titles, was restored to the Maxwell Clan in 1617. But the family, which remained loyally Catholic, was embroiled in the Bishops War. In 1640 the army besieged Caerlaverock and, after a thirteen week siege, forced its surrender. The castle was slighted and never rebuilt. ▫️ Image by @r.pompeu ———————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #travel #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #thisisscotland #abandoned_addiction #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #travelblogger #abandoned #dronestagram #instascotland

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Stirling Castle was first mentioned around 1100 and is considered as one of the most historically important sites in Scotland. ▫️ Throughout the Wars of Independence with England (1296–1356), Stirling was hotly fought over and changed hands frequently. Many bloody battles waged nearby, including Wallace’s great victory over English forces at Stirling Bridge (1297) and Robert the Bruce’s decisive defeat of Edward II at Bannockburn (1314). ▫️ Robert the Bruce had the castle’s defences destroyed to prevent it falling into enemy hands again. It was not substantially rebuilt until 1336, when the English recaptured it. The castle finally fell back into Scottish hands in 1342. ▫️ Until the Union of the Crowns in 1603, almost every Scottish monarch had either lived in the castle, or been crowned or died here. As such many grand celebrations took place at Stirling, from the coronation of Mary, Queen of Scots to the christening of her son and future King James VI and I. ▫️ Today it remains a great symbol of Scottish independence and national pride. ▫️ Image by @myinstascotland ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #thisisscotland #master_shots #scotspirit #folkscenery #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #modernoutdoors #clouds #fortress #visualsoflife #landscapephotography #travelblogger #castles_oftheworld #instascotland #scotland_greatshots

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@discover.scotland

A couple from Edinburgh takes photos of their home country, showing off its wonders from their unique angle.

@bumblebambi

“Aiming to visit every island, bag every munro & travel everywhere in Scotland.”

@visitscotland

“Share your Scotland with the world! Use #ScotlandIsNow, #VisitScotland or #ScotSpirit to give us permission to repost on our social media channels.”

@travelswithakilt

“Travelling Scotsman, marketing consultant, writer, radio gabber, CAA approved UAV pilot and #Scotland travel blogger.”

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I’ve been having this fascination with old abandoned houses these last few months, you may have noticed. They are dynamite for drones you see so they tick several of my road trip boxes. Last weekend’s was maybe the best yet as I finally made it to Dunalastair House, traditional home of the Robertsons (my own clan). So basically….this is ma hoose eh. Built in Baronial style in the 1860s this grand thing replaced the original home here of Alexander Robertson that was torched in 1745 after Culloden in retribution for the Robertson support of the Jacobite cause. It has sat abandoned pretty much since WW1 as upkeep and staffing costs proved prohibitive. I’ll claim it one of these days….. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #scotland #outlander #jacobite #scottishhighlands #perthshire #autumn #ruins #abandoned #dunalastair #scotland_lover #scotlandisnow #lovegreatbritain #scotland_insta #dronestagram #dronephotography #drone #fromwhereidrone #dronepilot #hiddenscotland #lpfanphoto #scotland_greatshots #outlanderfans #outlandercast #outlanderstarz

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@adventuresaroundscotland

“Adventures Around Scotland is a travel blog with a mixture of fun, practical and inspiring ideas for your trip to Scotland. It is not another guide simply listing the must see attractions, instead it is full of first hand accounts, honest reviews, hidden gems and useful information from someone that lives here.”

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Footdee or 'Fittie' as it is pronounced locally is one of Aberdeen's hidden gems although it actually sits in plain sight. Having read about the quaint former fishing village just before my last trip to the 'Granite City', it sounded like the kind of place I definitely had to explore. 🌈 It is a vibrant little area with an eccentric mix of orderly historic cottages and quirky ramshackle outbuildings with little evidence of its previous life as 'Fish Town' – obviously I loved it! 🖥 You can find out more about the history of this unique settlement and why I think it should be on your Scotland travel itinerary in my latest blog post – link in bio! ❤ Also, is it just me or would anyone else love to hide out in a little rustic shed like this?! . . #igscotland #igersscotland #ig_scotland #visitscotland #loves_scotland #thisisscotland #scotlandsbeauty #scotlandlover #scotlandtrip #scotland_greatshots #roamtheplanet #beautifuldestination #discoverglobe #omgb #travelblogger #awesome_earthpix #scotlandisnow #natgeo #fantastic_earth #hiddenscotland #aberdeenshire #aberdeen #hiddenscotland #explorer #wanderlust #travelphotography #scotland #travelblogger #scotlandshots #unlimitedscotland

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Burn O'Vat is an amazing bowl-shaped geological feature in Royal Deeside which was carved out by glacial melt at the end of the last Ice Age. You can find out more about it in my latest blog post including its links to a notorious Scottish outlaw – link in bio . . #Scotland #ScotSpirit #instascotland #insta_scotland #igscotland #igersscotland #travelblogger #scotlandisnow #royaldeeside #visitscotland #loves_scotland #thisisscotland #scotlandsbeauty #scotlandlover #scotlandtrip #scotland_greatshots #roamtheplanet #beautifuldestination #discoverglobe #omgb #travelblogger #hiddenscotland #travelblog #natgeo #fantastic_earth #traveladdict #explore_scotland_ #roamtheplanet #beautifuldestination #discoverglobe

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