Located at the northern tip of the United Kingdom, Scotland offers a great nature experience with mountains, lakes, curvy roads and stone castles. We focused on traveling around the highlands going straight from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye on our first day.
On Isle of Skye we checked out some of the main attractions like The Old man of Storr, Quiraing, Neist Point Lighthouse and more. It is a beautiful island with a lot of things to see, but keep in mind that finding a place to eat isn’t easy. From Skye we drove south towards Oban visiting the Eilean Donan Castle and the Glenfinnan viaduct. This is a scenic drive through the highlands with many beautiful lakes and mountains. We did not spend more than a night in Oban and then drove straight back to Edinburgh the day after.
Driving in Scotland can be a bit tricky and even scary, the roads are usually narrow, curvy and the locals usually drive fast. When planning your trip you should take the bad roads into account and add some extra time. Unless you're not a rally driver.
We had 3 ½ driving days which turned out to be a pretty tight schedule. Next time around we will make sure to visit Edinburgh and Glasgow. PRACTICAL
When to go: All year, be prepared for snow in the winter and rain all year round.
Getting there: Flights to Edinburgh or Glasgow
Money: Pound Sterling.
Other: Left hand traffic.
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