Scotland – A visual adventure

Scotland – A visual adventure

Ah Scotland…! The land of castles and whiskey; famous for its breathtaking scenery and it historic myth and legends. So why did I never visit you sooner?

I can remember my parents talking about Scotland when I was a child as if it were this far away place that took days to drive there. (Probably did in an Volkswagen Camper Van!) At around the age of 10 I remember my father and his friend climbing Ben Nevis and looking at the pictures he took. It looked cold, wet and miserable. Why would anybody want to go there for a holiday? Scotland was a place I had never thought about nor ever desired to visit. But now it is a place I hope to return to time and time again.

So on a cold winters day in London, sat round the dining room table, red sharpie in hand, we laid out the biggest map of Scotland we could find. We were to travel with two of our closest friends, deciding the only way to do Scotland would be to self drive our way around in an RV! We had the best fun! Self drives give you the freedom to stop where you want whenever you want. Our mini Scotland adventure was one of the best holidays I have ever had.

One of the best things I loved about Scotland is its vastness of beauty and the lack of tourists. For a country that boasts so much history and stunning landscapes you’d think more people would want to visit? During our 5 days touring the country we only saw tourists in the main cities, and while driving around the highlands we were lucky if we saw anybody at all…

Isle of Skye Scotland

Isle of Skye Scotland

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The town of Oban Scotland

The town of Oban Scotland

Oban's Harbor Life Scotland

Oban’s Harbor Life

Scotland Sunset

Scotland had stunning sunsets every night

Gazing up at Ben Nevis in Fort William

Gazing up at Ben Nevis in Fort William

We pulled over when we saw this sight! Loch Garry is simply beautiful

We pulled over when we saw this sight! Loch Garry is simply beautiful

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Isle of Skye Scotland

Stunning landscapes on the Isle of Skye

Deserted! Just us on the Isle of Skye

Deserted! Just us on the Isle of Skye

Eilean Donan Castle Scotland

One of the most famous castles in Scotland Eilean Donan Castle.

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

This was another spot we stopped at in between Ulapool and driving towards the Isle of Skye

This was another spot we stopped at in between Ulapool and driving towards the Isle of Skye

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16 Comments

  1. June 3, 2014 / 10:21 PM

    Lovely pictures and beautiful countryside. You’ve reminded me that I’m overdue another visit to Scotland!

  2. June 4, 2014 / 9:24 AM

    Absolutely beautiful photos! Scotland looks amazing. I definitely think you chose right by driving around in an RV. That way you can stop whenever you want and pull over to take photos. I’d love to do that!

  3. June 4, 2014 / 12:07 PM

    I love Scotland and even lived there for a while a long time ago. I totally agree one of the best things about it is how the large open countryside is so peaceful and how so relatively few people visit. Great photos! 🙂

  4. June 4, 2014 / 12:51 PM

    Beautiful pictures! I am planning a few trips to Scotland this year, I might be adding Oban to the list as I had a few rentals bookmarked in Oban from last year.

  5. June 4, 2014 / 10:26 PM

    Great post! I’ve still never been to Scotland and I’d really like to – it looks so beautiful!

    • June 5, 2014 / 8:43 AM

      I was so shocked! I had lived in the UK for so long and never thought about going until my last year there. It is so surprisingly beautiful you forget your in Scotland.

  6. June 5, 2014 / 2:22 AM

    Stunning pics. the landscapes are just wonderful, and those sunsets, I’ve never seen such beautiful sunsets as when we visited Scotland! I would love the idea of a road trip there.

  7. June 5, 2014 / 6:11 AM

    Looks beautiful! I have been wanting to go.

  8. June 5, 2014 / 9:48 PM

    I love Scotland and some of your pictures are identical to mine 🙂 we tried to climb Ben Nevis but only Martijn made it too the top, we were there in May and there was still quite some snow so I stopped half way. Good reason to go back. And seems like you did have some really good weather!

  9. June 7, 2014 / 6:29 PM

    I love the highlands, it’s absolutely stunning there. 🙂

  10. June 8, 2014 / 3:08 AM

    The absolute lover’s retreat, it is so secluded and charming. Almost seems vast in its solitude–in a good way. I wrote about Rona, which is a hop away. I hope you get to see that island too 🙂

    • June 8, 2014 / 11:28 PM

      We didn’t go there unfortunately but I would love to go back. Just worried The weather won’t be as good ever again!

  11. June 12, 2014 / 8:25 PM

    Great shots! This was my first international trip from the US, so i have very vivid and fond memories of Scotland. You nicely captured everything I remember: castles, green landscapes and craggy hills in the distance.

  12. June 13, 2014 / 7:04 AM

    The photos are stunning. I was lucky enough to work in Ullapool many years ago, have many happy memories and of course in the process fell in love with Scotland and it’s people. Looking forward to returning to explore more in August

  13. August 5, 2014 / 8:28 PM

    Great! I love Scotland, first time I was there I felt like coming home! Love the pic in which you are gazing up to Ben Nevis!

  14. September 2, 2014 / 3:44 PM

    Wow! We were in Scotland but only in Edinburgh and I didnt have this beautiful pictures you’ve posted! Impressive I say! Will definitely come back as I didnt see most of the places in the pictures! =)

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