Situated in the north of the United Kingdom, Scotland is a region awash with history and natural beauty. The country can boast some of the most amazing scenery you will find anywhere and, as the birthplace of golf, is heaven for anybody with a keen interest in the sport, with a large number of outstanding courses. Indeed, it is a country with something to offer for everyone.

You may be interested to know that, in 2014, Scotland welcomed more than 15 million visitors, who contributed a total of £4.7 billion ($7.1 billion). Golf is a particularly lucrative source of income to the Scottish economy, with the country’s 500 golf courses attracting an economic impact in excess of £220 million ($340 million). Scotland is also known worldwide for its whiskey manufacturing, with 50 distilleries attracting more than 1.3 million tourists annually.

This infographic by Links Golf Ireland ( highlights some of the factors that make Scotland such a magnificent tourist destination. In addition to its well-known golf courses and whiskey production, it is home to vibrant, exciting festivals and stunning free-to-view castles. Scotland really is a country that everyone should try to experience in their lifetime – one taste and you probably will come back for more!

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