10 Best Scotland Experiences (Courtesy of Nataliya Hora/Shutterstock.com)

Colorful kilts, the lilting sound of the bagpipe, stone castles and craggy mountains; there is no place else in the world like Scotland. Though it’s a small place, Scotland packs quite a wallop when it comes to history, culture, natural beauty and literary celebrities. And if you’re just visiting as a spectator, you’re not experiencing the “real” Scotland. Sure, you can hear bagpipes almost anywhere you go, but did you know you can give the pipes a whirl yourself? Or how about making your own custom-blend Scotch whisky?