These stunning Instagram photos prove Scotland is the most beautiful place on Earth

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Along and between its 10,250 miles of coastline, Scotland and her isles boast stunning natural landscapes, awe-inspiring manmade structures, and enough wildlife to keep David Attenborough busy.

There’s so much to explore north of Hadrian’s Wall that it’s a pity the poor Romans never got to see it.

Scotland’s dramatic and varied landscape boasts sky-tickling mountains – including Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest – and stunning ranges such as the Cairngorms in the Highlands and the Coulins on the Isle of Skye.

Some of the world’s oldest surviving manmade structures are here, including
Skara Brae in Orkney, which is Europe’s most complete Neolithic village.

The military might of the Roman Empire, which conquered lands across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, wasn’t enough to overcome the grit of Scotland’s warrior tribes, the Picts and the Scots. 

They held the Romans down in England and caused them so much trouble that Emperor Hadrian had to build a fortified wall from coast to coast, which still stands today along the border of the two nations. 

And a large number of other historic buildings are intact, including the mysterious Iona Abbey, where Christianity was first established on the British Isles when St Columba landed there from Ireland in 563 and founded a monastery. 

As for wildlife in Scotland, its rich environment caters for the likes of puffins, red squirrels, red deer, pine martens, sea eagles, buzzards, and even wolves, which were recently reintroduced to the Highlands.

And Scotland’s coastal waters and rivers are renowned for some of the most delicious seafood on the planet, from mussels to langoustines, lobsters to cod, and, of course, herring – perfect for kippers. And let’s not forget the world famous Scottish salmon.

As these incredible shots of Scotland on Instagram prove, it’s the most beautiful place on Earth.

Anyone else ready to move in? . 📷: Dunvegan Castle, captured by @sibotk . The site is likely to have been a Norse dun (fort), though no traces of any prehistoric structure now remain. The promontory was enclosed by a curtain wall in the 13th century, and a four-storey tower house was built in the late 14th century. This tower was similar in style to contemporary structures at Kisimul Castle and Caisteal Maol. Alasdair Crotach, the 8th chief, added the Fairy Tower as a separate building around 1500. . During the 17th century, new ranges of buildings were put up between the old tower and the Fairy Tower, beginning in 1623 with the state apartment built by Ruaraidh Mor. The old tower was subsequently abandoned until the late 18th century, when the 23rd chief began the process of homogenising the appearance of the castle. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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