… find yourself a sunny weekend, some good friends and a car. This weekend, I finally got to experience some of Scotland’s most beautiful places. I had some friends visiting from home, so we decided to rent a car for a couple of days and drive to a some of the must see-places here north. On this picture you can see the route we chose. It was a long drive (550 miles/900 kilometres), but with such an amazing view we did not mind at all. Especially since we had such great weather the whole time!
FORT WILLIAM AND OLD INVERLOCHY CASTLE
First stop was Fort William. It’s a charming city worth a visit. We spent most of our time there at the beautiful and old Inverlochy Castle, where you can run around the ruins as if you were a child again.
Next up was the awesome harry potter-bridge at Glenfinnan Viaduct. It’s been used as a location in four of the Harry Potter-movies. The bridge is fantastic for a true Harry Potter-fan like myself, but pretty cool for others as well!
ISLE OF SKYE
After Glenfinnan Viaduct we were all set for Isle of Skye. We took the ferry over to Armadale and drove up to Portree to find a place to stay for the night. By this time it was getting pretty dark, so we decided to save the sightseeing for the next day.
The Kilt Rock-area and the Old Man of Storr are definitely something I would recommend everyone to see while they’re visiting Scotland!
Old Man of Storr
EILEAN DONAN CASTLE, KYLE OF LOCHALSH
On our way off Skye, we stopped in Kyle of Lochalsh to have a look at the Eilean Donan Castle. It was pretty amazing, I’d say!
LOCH NESS AND INVERNESS
Next stop was Loch Ness. We are pretty sure we saw Nessie, but sadly no proof. We could at least cross ‘go for a swim in Loch Ness’ of our bucket lists!
Yep, this was pretty much all we got to see of Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven at 7-8pm in the evening. As suspected, we were be too late to see the ruins, but that’s just for another day, then.