A tour of Scotland’s most mythical sites and legends
Steeped in history and incredibly rich in folklore, it's no surprise that Scotland is filled with mythical sites and stories of legendary creatures and tales.
Those with a keen interest in the esoteric and fantastical would enjoy a trip to these mystical sites. (Main picture: Loch Ness is one of Scotland's most ethereal stratches of waters)
5. The island of Iona
A liminal site, the island of Iona is filled with mysterious stories, most famous of which is the strange death of occultist Nora Emily Fornario in the 1920s.
6. Callanish Stones (Isle of Lewis)
Erected in the late Neolithic era, the stones are thought to be an early lunar observatory, but one legend states they were petrified giants who would not convert to Christianity.
7. Eildon Hill
Eildon Hill is mentioned in the legend of Thomas the Rhymer, a 13th century Scots laird said to have met the Queen of Elfland on Eildon Hill and was then forced to spend seven years in the land of the elves.
8. Stirling Castle
So scared was James VI of the threat of witchcraft that witch marks were said to have been carved into the castle doors in order to protect the site from potential evil visitors.