You might expect my experience with haggis or other typical food of Scotland, but my trip to Scotland for me was a wee bit (like they say in Scottish) of a taster of what`s out there in terms of nature and the scenery.
A trip that took me passed Glen Coe (yes, where Skyfall was filmed) to the Isle of Skye and Loch Ness, along the way admiring the beauty that Scotland has.
Come along with me.
This trip definitely felt like just a teaser of what Scotland has to offer and I hope to go back one day with some more time to explore. On this trip I was part of a bus tour which offers you the luxury of just sitting back and watching the scenery. Next time I wouldn`t mind renting a car or going on a train journey across Scotland to really explore this part of the world.
Have you been to Scotland? What is the best way to see it?
My trip was part of a campaign brought to you by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and was supported by VisitScotland, ETAG, Edinburgh Festivals, Haggis Adventures and Skyscanner. The campaign bloggers were sourced and managed by iambassador. As always, opinions are my own, so are the photos and my admiration for natures beauty.
Lauren Rains says
These pictures are gorgeous! I have not been to Scotland yet, but its high up on my list! While I love nothing more than sitting back on a bus and watching the world pass me by through the window and just thinking about life, what I want to do when I get to Scotland is do a long over-land bike tour and a lot of hiking. I love the idea of cycling from town to town, or camping along the way.
Where to next by the way?!
– Lauren (@outdoor_minded)
Thanks Lauren! That does sound like a great way to explore Scotland`s beauty as you can slowly travel and really take it all in. Great tip 🙂
I took a rather inexpensive 3-day bus tour around the highlands and then spent another 3 days in Edinburgh. It was a really good tour while I was in college–I met a lot of other students traveling on their own and saw plenty of sights around Scotland. If I go back I’ll have to rent a car.
I enjoyed the bus tour too and just finished a previous stay in Edinburgh, it`s a good combination. Like I said it`s a good teaser! Yup, renting a car is on my list next time too. Thanks for stopping by Matt.
I just love that shot of Culloden Battlefield. Beautiful. I love Scotland and really really hope to return some day for more explorations. We enjoyed taking the bus tours offered out of Edinburgh. I’m all about the history and our drivers kept up a good commentary on the history of the area. Can’t wait to go back and see some of the scenes shown in photos posted here 🙂
Good point Gayla, the driver or guide really does make a difference by telling more about the history. Another plus for a bus tour 😉
Peter Parkorr says
Great pics Isabelle, I really like the clouds and light in the second to last shot 🙂
Thanks Peter, I really appreciate those words, especially coming from you as you`re such a great photographer!
Audrey - That Backpacker says
Oh, Scotland! I’m determined to make it there next time I’m in the UK. The scenery just looks gorgeous! I’d love to go for a hike there.
It would be a good choice Audrey. The scenery is so beautiful and I think hiking is one of the better ways to take it all in. Thanks for stopping by!
Great post Isabelle, glad you had such a good time in Scotland and your photos are beautiful! Glencoe is just about my favourite place, it’s just great for walking. Definitely agree about renting a car, undiscovered Scotland is really pretty special if you can get off the roads from time to time.