Scotland is known for the verdant beauty of its Highlands, its historic stone castles dotting cliffs and countryside — and Nessie, of course. Scotland also offers some of the warmest, wheelchair-friendliest hospitality found in Europe. Its unique geography includes the northern one-third of the Island of Great Britain as well as 790 additional surrounding islands, totaling a land mass roughly the size of the state of South Carolina. Many worthwhile tourist sights are packed into this relatively small area, a good thing for travelers.