For the next 2 days we made our way past Loch Ness attempting to find Nessie and into Inverness stopping at Castle Urquart before heading South back to Largs. We stopped along the way for small pit stops and spent the evening in a fantastic Air B n B – Black Croft lodge located South of Inverness.
Overall, despite the bad weather we had a wonderful time. We were amazed with how beautiful Scotland is and how similar it is to New Zealand. We spotted some great wildlife, got stuck in various highland cow traffic jams, explored so many castles and really immersed Leo into the ‘real’ Scotland which was my plan from the start.
Places we loved included, Inverary, Eilean Donan, Skye in general and Luss. Places we would honestly choose to miss would be Oban, Fort William and Aviemore as we found these places to be very hyped for what they are (quite disappointing)
Our tops travel tips would be as following:
I guess for us we can only say fantastic things about our trip up North. Scotland is beautiful, green, full of beautifully friendly people and we had an amazing time. In recent years Scotland has become incredibly more popular with tourism both domestic and International so be prepared to have pricey accommodation and for the tourist attractions to be busy.
Don't let this put you off though as you should 100% make the North of Scotland part of your next adventure...just dress warm and be prepared for rain!
Hey! I'm Ally. I left the UK in 2011 to move overseas and ended up in New Zealand - my new home. This year we are taking a gap year to loop the world stopping in some AMAZING destinations - and I'm passionate about sharing these adventures with you!