It has been said that "Arduaine is a green and peaceful place, and must remain so." This describes the character and objective of the Arduaine Gardens. The gardens are located on a rocky promontory beside the Sound of Jura on the mainland of Western Scotland. The tiny hamlet of Arduaine with its small stone pier provides access to the adjacent gardens. Arduaine has a Scottish Gaelic pronunciation which requires practice and tongue dexterity. For authenticity, it is best to ask a local Scot to pronounce it.
Located amidst spectacular scenery half a mile off the southern tip of the Isle of Man, the Calf of Man is a small island extending to approximately 600 acres.Now in the care of Manx National Heritage (or the Manx Museum and National Trust), the Calf provides the ideal destination for birdwatchers to visit, with it being home to a number of species of birds, including a number of seabird colonies and thousands of migrating birds on route.
Situated between Mull and Islay, the Isle of Colonsay is the ideal destination for anyone seeking to get away from it all. Not as exposed to the elements as say, Coll or Tiree, Colonsay's craggy, heather-backed hills support a bewildering array of plant and birdlife, wild goats and rabbits, and one of the finest quasi-tropical gardens in Scotland.
Dublin is the capital of Ireland and has great cultural tradition. Many great writers come from here. In Dublin there are many museums, theaters and nightclubs, with traditional Irish music.The city has also many green areas, like the Phoenix Park, the largest in town. Other attractions include the imposing castle of Dublin, the library and art gallery Chester Beatty and the medieval district.
Foula, one of the Shetland Islands, historic county of Shetland, Scotland, lying in the Atlantic Ocean 16 miles (26 km) southwest of the largest Shetland island, Mainland. Rocky and exposed, Foula has an area of 4 square miles (10 square km). Its cliffs rise to 1,200 feet (400 metres) and are inhabited by numerous seabirds, including the largest colony of great skuas in Great Britain. Foula can be isolated for long periods by bad weather. Common Scandinavian (Viking Norse) was spoken on the island until about 1800.
Iona is a small island on the western coast of Scotland. It was a centre of Irish monasticism for four centuries and today is a popular tourist destination for its tranquility and natural beauty. There is also the famous monastery of Iona which founded St. Columbia in 563 A.D.
St. Kilda is a breathtaking isolated archipelago in Scotland, that includes the westernmost islands. Wonderful cliffs surround the scenery and this place has, truly, a natural importance as it is in the World Heritage List. This area hosts the most significant bird colony in Europe and this is an additional reason why St. Kilda is the perfect destination for the nature lovers.
Kirkwall is the capital and administrative center of Orkney. It was founded around 1035 by the Vikings and the original city is one of the best preserved examples of an ancient Norwegian town. Its name comes from the old Norwegian dialect which means "church-Bay" and refers to a very old church.Explore the main street, visit the shops with the unique handicrafts and the cozy cafe.
Lunga is the largest island of the islands Treshnish located west of Mull in Scotland. Due to its natural beauty and its rich wildlife, it has been characterized as a place of special interest. Many are visiting, especially in the summer months to see the life of wild birds and animals living there.
Lerwick is a bustling, cosmopolitan seaport with services and amenities only usually found in much larger places on the British mainland. The extensive leisure and entertainment facilities provide warm hospitality to visitors. The old waterfront is thronged with pleasure boats, visiting yachts, historic craft and working fishing boats. There's a variety of lively bars and clubs, ranging from popular "theme" bars to more traditional hostelries. Visitors can explore a surprisingly wide range of well-stocked shops. Lerwick also has an outstanding Museum and Archives, incorporating an art gallery.
Noss is a small, inhabited island in Shetland, Scotland. It is The Perfect Island for Birds. Attractions on Noss include the Pony Pund built to breed Shetland Ponies and the Noup cliff. Although not the biggest seabird colony in Britain, Noss is the most accessible one, combining very large numbers of birds with a wide variety of species and spectacular scenery.
Lying off the west coast of the Shetland Mainland, Papa Stour’s coastline has been sculpted by the Atlantic Ocean to produce an unrivalled spectacle of cliff scenery, stacks, arches and caves, all supporting a range of marine flora and fauna.
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