Explore the magical and otherworldly spots across the country that will leave you in awe and itching to uncover more. From some of the most iconic locations in Scotland, and ancient standing stones from 5,000 years ago, to a 107km historic walking route and the opportunity to camp in an ancient church, there are plenty of spiritual things to see and see across Scotland.
The spirit of Scotland is a magical one. Head to the Isle of Skye for enchanting scenery and mesmerising mountains, alongside the iconic Kilt Rock sea cliff in north east Trotternish. This mystical attraction is a beauty to experience, and features the stunning Mealt Waterfall nearby which elegantly freefalls off the cliff for 60 m into the Sound of Raasay below. On the Isle of Lewis, the ancient Calanais Standing Stones are a real sight to see. These world-famous stones have marked the landscape for over 5,000 years and boast a true enigmatic and magical quality when you see them in person. There are many other spiritual and sacred attractions across Scotland that you can explore, including the Ring of Brodgar on Orkney, Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders, and Iona Abbey on the Isle of Iona, to name a few.
If there's one thing that Scotland can boast in all corners of the country, it's walking routes. There are hundreds you can uncover, but there are a special few that have a spiritual element to them. The Way of St Andrews has been revived as one of the greatest pilgrimages of the world. Choose from ten routes that cover central, south and the east coast of Scotland, all of which range from 6 - 279 km and vary in elevation and terrain so there will be something for everyone. New for summer 2019, the Fife Pilgrim Way is set to cover 64 miles of medieval landmarks, industrial landscapes, and picturesque villages, alongside stunning views and coastal gems, as it weaves its way to St Andrews.
In the Scottish Borders, why not head off along the Borders Abbeys Way? Joining up the magnificent abbeys of Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh, this 64.5-mile circular route is one for the explorers, taking in the magical landscapes of the south of Scotland that will leave you in awe. For something different, why not take a fluffy alpaca for a walk? Head to Kelso in the Scottish Borders where you can meet or trek with the friendly residents of Beirhope Alpacas amongst the stunning backdrop of the Cheviot Hills - a therapeutic afternoon with a cuddly companion.
Scotland has its fair share of unusual attractions, locations and historic spots that make for a fascinating adventure. Join in with experiential workshops, conferences and events with The Findhorn Foundation to learn about the inner voice of spirit, the intelligence of nature, and how we can connect more with ourselves and the people around us. The foundation has two centres, Cluny Hill and the Isle of Iona, which are both nestled amidst stunning landscapes, tranquil scenery and the perfect spots to reconnect with yourself.
Have you ever had a sleepover in a church? Why not try out Champing? This unique idea allows you to appreciate these ancient masterpieces, whilst helping to preserve them for the future as all proceeds go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the churches. Speaking of ancient buildings, the Isle of Iona is home to the well-known Iona Abbey which is the oldest and most sacred religious place in western Europe. Come along and marvel at this incredible spiritual location for yourself.
In Perthshire, one of the most popular events to grace the calendar is the Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry. This magical event brings together stunning light installations, mesmerising music, and a truly unique atmosphere as you wander through Faskally Woods.