Scotland boasts an abundance of beautiful white-sand beaches, fascinating prehistoric ruins and cities with a wealth of culture. To get your wanderlust going, here are 18 gorgeous pictures of Scotland.

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland.© Leon Wilhelm/Shutterstock 

Durness, north-west Highlands

Durness, Scotland© Catuncia/Shutterstock

Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Neist point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland.© EyesTravelling/Shutterstock 

Ben Nevis, Lochaber

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Ben Nevis from Corpach Sea Port in Scotland, UK.© Harry Feather/Shutterstock 

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct, Jacobite steam train, Scotland.© Nick Fox/Shutterstock 

 

Glasgow

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Clyde Arc Bridge, Finnieston Crane, River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland.© yvonnestewarthenderson/Shutterstock

Jarlshof prehistoric archaeological site, Shetland

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Prehistoric village Jarlshof, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK.© Stefan Ml/Shutterstock 

Glen Coe, Lochaber

Glen Coe, Scotland

Loch Ness, Highlands

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Loch Ness in Scotland.© Don Fink/Shutterstock 

Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Melrose Abbey in Scotland.© Richard Melichar/Shutterstock 

Edinburgh

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.© Dennis van de Water/Shutterstock 

Tobermory, Mull

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK.© James McKay/Shutterstock 

South Harris, Outer Hebrides

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Luskentyre beach, Isle Of Harris, Scotland, UK.© Eleanor Hamilton/Shutterstock

Calanais Standing Stones, Lewis

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Callanish stones, Lewis, Scotland.© Swen Stroop/Shutterstock

Cairngorm Mountains, eastern Highlands

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Cairngorm Plateau, Scotland, UK.© R Scott/Shutterstock

 

Red squirrel in the Scottish Borders

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Red Squirrel (sciurus vulgaris), Caledonian Forest, Scotland, UK.© Chrispo/Shutterstock 

Eigg, Inner Hebrides

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Laig Bay, village of Cleadale, isle of Eigg, Scotland, UK.© Ross Harvey/Shutterstock 

Puffins on the Treshnish Isles, Inner Hebrides

18 Gorgeous pictures of Scotland: Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).© Mark Caunt/Shutterstock 

 

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