Scotland is the northernmost country in the British Isles, and the glacier-carved landscape is utterly stunning.There can be no doubt that Scotland is one of the most beautiful and historically fascinating countries in the world.
There are more than 31,000 lakes in Scotland. Here we have a list of 10 most beautiful lakes in Scotland.
The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond are famous for being the place where true lovers parted, never to meet again, at least according to the traditional Scottish folk song. Straddling the boundary between the Highlands and Lowlands, the 39-km (24-mile) long lake is the longest inland stretch of surface water in Britain and it home to the largest island, Inchmurrin, in the British Isles. Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most popular lakes with water sports enthusiasts.
Loch Trool is one of the most scenic lakes in southwestern Scotland. This beautiful lake is located in Galloway Forest Park. This lake is popular with hikers, with a 9-km (5.5-mile) walk around the perimeter which can be done in about three hours.
Loch Morar is another beautiful lake of Scotland which is more than 300 meters deep. It is the deepest freshwater lake in the British Isles and located in the Highlands.
Loch Arklet is a small but very beautiful lake located between lochs Katrine and Lomond. You can walk to Loch Lomond from Loch Arklet. The lake is popular for fishing brown trout. Fishing is permitted only from a boat (no engine) since the lake is part of a public water supply. Loch Arklet is a good place to see osprey and wild goats, among other wildlife. The loch is located in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
This Loch is popular with anglers who are after lake trout. Most of the visitors consider this as the best in Scotland. The best views of the Scottish countryside in Perthshire can be found at Queens View, made famous by Queen Victoria, though the view may have been originally named for Queen Isabel, first wife of Robert the Bruce. The loch is one of Perthshire’s most popular attractions.
This another popular lake in Scotland. Loch Shiel is the fictional Black Lake near Hogwarts in Harry Potter. This lake also was featured in The Highlander movies.
Fans of Sir Walter Scott’s novels may enjoy a visit to Loch Katrine since it is the setting for The Lady of the Lake. The loch’s name is derived from a Gaelic word meaning cattle thief. Chief among them was Rob Roy MacGregor who was born at the end of the 18-km (11-mile) lake in the Highlands. The Stirling district’s Loch Katrine is a popular tourist destination, especially for day-trippin’ Glasgow residents who get their water supply from it.
Loch Maree is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Scotland. Located in the northern Highlands, the lake also has its own legendary monster, the muc-shelich, which may be only a large eel. The Isle Maree has a chapel, graveyard, remains of a 7th century monastery, and stands of oak and holly that have been linked to the Druids.
Lake Awe is the third largest freshwater lake in Scotland and also famous for trout fishing. It is also the longest. The lake has several islands in it; some have remains of ancient castles on them. This includes Kilchum Castle, which is the most photographed castle in Scotland. Nearby is the village named for it, Lochawe. The Argyll district lake is the first one in the Three Lakes Challenge for relay swimmers; the other lakes are in England and Wales.
Loch Ness is the second deepest lake in Scotland. You can also see Urquhart Castle on the western shore and lighthouses at Lochend and Fort Augustus.
Source – Wikipedia