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The Highlands

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Well everything you've heard about Scotland is true. The place really is magical! We had a great time driving through the Highlands.

The end of the civilized world as the Romans called it is filled with breathtaking views of lush green valleys and hills. I spent the majority of each day just saying "wow". Because the Highlands just got more stunning around every turn.

One of my favorite places was Eilean Doran Castle near the Isle of Skye. On the drive there from Fort William we got to experience all three seasons in one. The day started off rainy then sleet turned into snow into hail into sunshine back into rain. It was interesting to say the least but landscape was beautiful all throughout.

The castle itself was a ruin until it was rebuilt in the early 20th century. It's now a maze of interconnected nooks and rooms to discover. Me being me I had a blast!

Next we travelled to Inverness. We explored the city, walked around the River Ness, and tried vegetarian haggis which is actually really good. And of course we went on a cruise on Loch Ness. It was great and rare sunny day in the Highlands! But despite the sonar system on the ship looking into the depths of the Loch. Yes, there was an actual sonar system! We didn't get a chance to meet Nessie. But I'm sure she's real.....

That was it for our time in the Highlands, up next is Edinburgh!

Posted by GraceD 04:45 Archived in Scotland

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