Scotland: The Isle of Skye

I know I am super late sharing these photos from our adventures in Scotland, but I am still just as excited looking through them now as I was when we first got back. It only makes me wish we could be up there now!

Over Easter weekend here in the UK, we actually get both the Friday and Monday off, which George and I translate into, “we need to go somewhere!” The only problem is that everyone else was apparently thinking the same thing, so flights to Europe were pretty much out of the question. I suggested camping on the Isle of Skye and George agreed!

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Scotland Part II: Loch Lomond

The last half of our Scotland trip was spent on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. On our way over from Edinburgh, however, we decided to stop at Stirling Castle. Stirling Castle was a lot of fun and had some really interesting history of its own. Most of the current castle buildings date from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and were developed by the Stewart kings, James IV, V, and VI. Also, Mary Queen of Scots was brought up and crowned here.

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Scotland Part I: Edinburgh

Scotland may be the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Definitely top 5 and also very high on my list of places I’d like to go back to. On this trip, we stayed in the south of Scotland because we thought it would be cold in the highlands and islands. Truthfully though, I don’t think it would have been bad. It was about 40 degrees fahrenheit the entire time we were there and all the grass was still green (when it wasn’t covered in frost). The only problem with going to Scotland in winter is how short the days are. On most days, the sun rose at 9am and was fully beneath the horizon by 4pm. Other days, it seemed like the sun never rose and it was just cloudy and rainy all day long. But if you can get over that, Scotland is great in the winter because of how few tourists there are.   Continue reading “Scotland Part I: Edinburgh”