It’s often said that Scotland is every Instagrammer’s dream come true, and who are we to argue?
From the dramatic vistas that surround your Perthshire hotel to the ancient monuments scattered across the Highland wilderness, everywhere you turn there’s another stunning view, another remarkable landmark or another fascinating piece of history that just begs to be snapped.
The best part, of course, is that the country is so resplendent with exceedingly photogenic views that you’ll have no need to waste time editing your shots and adding your favourite filters before you upload.
So, leave that Clarendon, Lark, and Valencia alone and get snapping with the Dunalastair Hotel Suites’ guide to Scotland’s most Instagrammable scenes.
The View From The Top of Mount Schiehallion
We’re starting with this truly magnificent mountain not only because it overlooks our luxury hotel in Kinloch Rannoch, but because it offers the kind of heart-stopping scenery that no Instagrammer can afford to leave out of their profile.
Reaching the top of the Schiehallion does take a couple of hours, meaning this is by far the hardest shot to achieve on our list today, but once you get there, you’ll undoubtedly find it well worth the climb.
As if the sense of accomplishment you enjoy for conquering one of Scotland’s renowned mighty Munros, the views are something truly out of this world. Think grand, sweeping vistas soaring for miles into the horizon think a unique tapestry of idyllic Scottish villages, abundant forests and acres of tranquil waters, but most of all, think of the number of likes you’ll get when you post your own unique take on this truly spectacular sight.
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
The view from Edinburgh’s Calton Hill is by far one of Scotland’s most photographed scenes, so you won’t be the first Instagrammer to ever head up there.
Yet that doesn’t mean it isn’t an absolutely essential shot for your next holiday in Scotland, nor does it mean you’ll end up with the exact same picture as everybody else.
For the most likeable, sharable, can’t-get-enough-of-this-picture shots, get up early to capture Edinburgh as it wakes to the golden glow of an incredible sunrise. Prefer a lie in? The view at sunset is every bit as spectacular.
Queen’s View, Pitlochry
A 40-minute drive from our Perthshire hotel in nearby Pitlochry, the awe-inspiring Queen’s View really is a beauty spot without compare.
Most people agree that the area was named after Queen Victoria, who is said to have fallen in love with the view during her visit to Pitlochry in 1866, whilst others argue that it was actually christened Queen’s view over 500 years earlier, in honour of Queen Isabella of Scotland, wife of King Robert the Bruce.
If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, however, it’s that the view is unequivocally sensational. With the imposing Schiehallion dominating the background, Loch Tummel resting peacefully in the foreground, and all manner of natural beauty in between, this is the true definition of a picture-perfect photo spot.
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Journeying further afield next, we come to the historic St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Scotland’s largest medieval church.
For Instagram pictures with a sense of the dashing and dramatic, make the 33m ascent to the top of St Rule’s Tower for breathtaking panoramas across St. Andrews, with the ancient ruins of this great cathedral standing in the foreground, still as magnificent and foreboding as they were centuries ago.
Closer to the ground, get up close and personal with the extraordinary architecture and intricate design features of the cathedral’s remains for even more outstanding shots.
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl
Over 700 years-old, this grand castle once hosted everyone from the aforementioned Queen Victoria to Bonnie Prince Charlie. Today, both the immaculate gardens and the enchanting interiors look every bit as elegant, refined, and impressive as they did all those centuries ago.
Whether you take a tour inside the building, marveling at the fascinating architecture and opulent decor, or you explore the grounds and gardens, you’ll find enough inspired beauty to keep your Instagram followers happy for months on end.
If you’re taking your holiday in Scotland this May, be sure to stop by the castle on May 26th for the annual Atholl Highlanders Parade. Each year, the Atholl Highlanders (Europe’s last remaining private army) take to the Blair Castle forecourt for a truly fantastic parade that serves as a highlight of Highland Perthshire’s spring calendar.
Explore the very best that Scotland has to offer with the Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Loch Rannoch. Book your stay online today for our best available rates, or speak to our team now by calling 01882 580444.