2 Aberdeen, Scotland

So many people frequent Glasgow and Edinburgh that Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire often are forgotten. Aberdeen is an amazing location in the UK that has a little bit of everything. For golfers, the northern reaches of Scotland offer amazing putting opportunities. Over 70 courses exist!

Then, I cannot go without mentioning the multitude of fantastical castles. Scotland has over 300 castles in total, and many of them are a short drive from Aberdeen. Optional to driving to each of the castles in and around Aberdeen, you can take a hot air balloon and fly over them.

When you get tired of visiting the historical sites and museums, Aberdeen has beaches (where you can participate in dolphin-watching), national parks and reserves, and a Malt Whisky Trail that leads you through various distilleries.