We couldn’t of left Scotland without going to Inverness. It was the place I wanted to go to the most, and we were so lucky with the weather, because I was expecting it to ruin pictures of beautiful Scotland, but we got really lucky. Inverness was everything I imagined and more. We drove along Loch Ness and honestly, every 500 yards, there was new photo opportunities. The views were breathtaking, and every time we stopped to take pictures, I saw it differently each time. Seeing Loch Ness was definitely one of my highlights of the trip and one of my favourite days.
We took a trip to Urquhart Castle. We visited a lot of castles throughout the week, but this one was my favourite. It was so interesting reading all about it and walking around the ruins, taking it all in. Urquhart Castle is one of Scotland’s largest castles, with more than a 1,000 years worth of history. This castle has witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters in the United Kingdom’s history. One of them being, playing in a major part of wars of Scotland’s independence, in the 14th Century. Urquhart became partially destroyed in 1692, to prevent its use by Jacobite forces. It has become one of the most visited castles in Scotland, and I can totally see why.
Even though it is ruins, there is still a lot of it intact, and plenty to see, including the remains of the gatehouse and the Grant Tower. There is so much history not just with why the tower is called the Grant Tower, but behind the whole castle. You could easily spend a few hours here, its worth it just for the closer view of Loch Ness!
After a day exploring Inverness we went back to Pitlochry where we decided to eat out. We thought we would try there fish and chips, as we thought the fish would be loads better compared to here. Although I didn’t have fish because its hit and miss with me, I did try some and it was delicious. The best fish and chips I think I have ever had! The Restaurant was lovely too, as well as the staff.
Before we set off for Scotland, a few weeks before we had a look at things we wanted to do, and things that were nearby as well. We came across this place with a waterfall. It wasn’t like an attraction or anything, it was in a place where people walked there dogs, it was random really where it was found, and also a spare of the moment decision to go and find it, but it was literally down the road, and we weren’t ready to go back to the cabin just yet. I’ve never seen a waterfall before, but it was breathtaking to see and so calming listening to the water falling. We probably spent half an hour here, taking it all in, and it finished the day nicely.
Scotland is so picturesque and just when you think you’ve seen it all, you very clearly haven’t. I’ve never fallen in love with a place, as much as I have with Scotland. I can’t wait to plan to come back again!