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Magical Mystical Scotland
There are so many places in Scotland that I think are magical and mystical - but for very different reasons. Whether it be the dramatic landscapes, the folklore and heritage or the magical falls and hidden valleys, I think Scotland is one of the most magical and mystical countries in the world!
One of the most magical areas I have been exploring lately has been the Trossachs. I love the folklore attached to the village of Aberfoyle - stories of elves and faeries creating mischief and stealing the soul of the reverend who spoke of their tomfoolery. They have celebrated this by carving sculptures in the woodlands at Doon Hill. There's also a magical woodland trail from The Lodge Visitor Centre passing by some mirrored sculptures to the Little Fawn waterfall. I also love sitting in the wildlife hide and watching the red squirrels scurry around the forest floor just a few meters in front of me. Ben A'an is one of my favourite walks in the Trossachs and although it's only one mile from the car park to the top, it may have been the steepest mile I've ever walked!
It was worth it though...the view from the rocky top was spectacular. If your looking to explore your more spiritual side, Tir na nOg is a holistic centre where you indulge in some alternative treatments and therapies....I fancy the fire walk which looks pretty awesome. The Soup Dragon Cafe is also pretty cool (it also has lots of veggie options on the menu) and there's a short woodland trail behind the centre which has some mysterious sculptures and carved wooden spoons hanging from the trees! One of the mystical carvings at Tir na nOg
What's your favourite magical and mystical place in Scotland and what makes it magical or mystical for you?