We drove from Loch Ness to Edinburgh, driving through Cairngorms National Park with a stop in Carrbridge along the way. We stayed overnight in Edinburgh, soaking in the sights and sounds of this
As a child, I was fascinated by the Loch Ness monster. Today I made a lifelong dream come true. We drove from Skye to Plockton, then along the Loch Ness to Drumnadrochit. I didn’t see the fabled monster, but we enjoyed the Highlands and the Uruquart castles and stayed overnight on a boat on the famous loch.
A Full Day on the Isle of Skye
We had a full day of sight-seeing planned for Isle of Skye. We visited the Fairy Pools, the Cuillin, Dunvegan Castle, the famous Talisker Distillery for a scotch tour, and the Neist Point Lighthouse for the quintessential Isle of Skye shot. In the evening, we enjoyed Irish music at the Pier Hotel, singing along with the locals!
Arrival on the Isle of Skye
We drove from Glencoe to the Isle of Skye where we settled down for the night in Portree. We got to know the town a bit and stumbled upon amazing band playing at the local pub.
We began our road trip through the Scottish Highlands with a drive from Glasgow to Glen Coe. Our plan for the day was to visit Castle Stalker, the Three Sisters mountains, and stay overnight in a pub built in the 16th century – the Clachaig Inn!
We took a red eye flight from Halifax to Glasgow, landing in Scotland at 9:00 in the morning. We had the whole day to ourselves to explore the city on foot and by bus, staying in the West End of the city.