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POSTED BY November 16, 2016

Have you ever wanted to visit Scotland? Castles, culture, glens, mountains and some of the best hiking trails in the world – we’ve heard all of the reasons before.

Quite frankly, we’re not convinced.

In fact, below we provide you with some ground-breaking research and evidence as to why you should definitely NOT visit Scotland.

Firstly, it’s just incredibly uninspiring.

Northern Lights in Scotland

With a boring, plain and flat landscape.

Beautiful Scottish mountains

You very rarely get to see the sky at all.

Devil's Staircase along the West Highland Way

Because it’s always raining.

Castle perched on a cliff edge in Scotland


Quiraing on the Isle of Skye

There isn’t much to do outside anyway.

Walkers walking along the Great Glen Way

I mean, does this really appeal to anyone?

Waymarker along the West Highland Way

Culture? What culture?

Traditional Scottish music in Edinburgh

Just a truly culture-less place.

Scottish Marching Band

They don’t even make good James Bonds. How hard can it be?

Sean Connery as James Bond

Why did they even think of filming Harry Potter here?

Harry Potter steam train along the Glenfinnan Viaduct

There’s no traditional food.

Haggis - a traditional Scottish meal

In fact, you’ll probably be eaten.

A Model of the Loch Ness Monster

There’s no history at all.

A Scottish Castle - not much evidence of history here


Eilean Donan Castle

And the cities are completely devoid of architecture.

Edinburgh Cityscape

Wildlife? Nope, none of that either.

Red Deer Stag in the wild of Scotland

The countryside is just awful.

Scottish Countryside with river

A truly awful, awful place.

Scottish bagpiper in front of a mountain

But maybe you’ll have to visit to find out for yourself.

Mountain at Glencoe

Oh, and this majestic beast.

A Scottish highland cow

On second thoughts, perhaps you should visit Scotland after all 🙂

And there’s no better way to visit than on a Scotland hiking holiday!

Can you think of any other reasons why you shouldn’t (or should) visit Scotland? Leave comments, pictures or videos on our Facebook page as evidence, and perhaps we’ll change our opinion.