In Scotland you can see, walk, and reach out and touch the past, making it a History and Heritage major’s fantasy. You can’t crest a hill in the Highlands without a castle coming into view and giving you shivers of the past. Expertly-restored historic houses dot the countryside. Even on a short stroll through Edinburgh you will encounter an 800-year old castle and New Town streets that have changed little in 200 years.
Skara Brae is part of the ‘Heart of Neolithic Orkney’, a collection of places that were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. It is among several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Scotland including the Old and New Town in Edinburgh, the St Kilda archipelago, an 8th-century village New Lanark, and The Forth Bridge.
Scotland takes its history and heritage very seriously and Edinburgh is home to many of the most magnificent historical and cultural sites in the country. Major museums, archives, libraries, historic houses and archaeological sites are based in or around the city.
Edinburgh is an ideal place to live, breathe and experience history, and also learn about heritage and historic preservation.