Welcome to Scotland, an outstandingly beautiful, rugged and culturally significant country that makes up part of the United Kingdom. Its landmass covers a third of the island of Great Britain, as well as consisting of around 800 smaller islands.
Perhaps most notably, Scotland borders England to the southeast. Furthermore, it’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast and the Irish Sea to the south. When it comes to having an Afternoon Tea in Scotland, you’ll undoubtedly be spoilt for choice.
The history of this remarkable landscape dates back several millennia. The Kingdom of Scotland itself, though, emerged as an independent sovereign state during the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707.
Following this date, it entered into a political union with the Kingdom of England to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, the Kingdom of Ireland joined the union, thus creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (later “Northern Ireland”). Yet even within the Union, Scotland has maintained its unique culture and identity.
The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh, although the largest city is Glasgow. Other places of interest include Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife, Inverness, Perth and Stirling. These locations find themselves in either the Highlands or Lowlands of the mainland.
When it comes to islands, some of the most popular destinations are Orkney, Shetland, Syke and much of the Outer Hebrides. Wherever you go, no matter what you do, you’re bound to find a fair few Afternoon Tea Scotland venues.