Travel: UK Roadtrip / Scotland
This is going to be a relly long post full of pictures, we took so many on this trip.
We first started off in London, stayed in my favorite part of the city, Camden. I can`t even say what I love more, beautiful architecture in a busy city or raw nature.
Next stop was Liverpool, we travelled there with National Express and it was a 5 hour ride which was quite nice and comfortable. I love the city, went back to the cathedral, you may remember it from last summer, which is one of my favorite buildings of all time. After a crazy night out with some of my best friends, we took the train to Manchester and spent my boyfriends birthday there before we would depart to Edinburgh the next day. Such a beautiful place, a bit too touristic but the oldtown is a must see. I don`t wanna know how many tourists are there in summer, it was April when we visited and it was already crazy crowded. I do recommend not to pay the ridiculous price they want to visit Edinburgh Castle, there are many much cheaper Castles in the highlands and if you`ve been in one you`ve seen all, they are all quite similar on the inside.
The next day we drove all the way up to Oban, visited Stirling and Loch Lomond on the way. Such a cute little fishermans village, if you ever got the chance to stop there please do. From the colosseum on top you got an amazing view and the shore is a must see. If you fancy seafood, buy some from the fisherman at the port, its all really fresh and according to my other half tastes delicious.
We really wanted to see the Harry Potter Viaduct but accidently forgot to check where it is, before we realised we drove past it and had to stop to climb the hills next to it. It was so worth it, don`t take the normal path but walk on the either side of the viaduct all the way up the hill behind it and you will get a view you only have to share with some photographers.
The ferry in Mallaigh brought us on the Isle of Skye, and that place is exactly how you imagine Scotland to be. We had perfect weather, it never rained but sometimes was dark cloudy and that was absolutely perfect for pictures! The drive to Eilean Donan Castle, called the Gateway to Skye, is really worth it and I was really glad that we chose to enter the Island via the ferry and exit it via the bridge so we were able to experience both ways. The Castle itself is a must see, its cheaper than other ones to enter but its also quite sadly restorated, it looks nothing like it probably had a few hundred years back. When we got to Loch Ness we were really surprised that the visitor center and all the attractions were based miles away from the actual Loch, we could`nt find a place to actually get down to the lake itself. Its pitch black , but don`t expect too much from it cause we were quite disappointed.
To end our trip we stayed a night in a Hotel in Inverness, the capital of the highlands. The city itself was quite boring after all the Things we`ve seen before on this trip, but it was a nice place to just relax and slowly come back to reality.
Many told us that we would not have enough time to see and enjoy everything we wanted, but actually I felt like we had and its definately possible to have the full experience in under a week in scotland.
Are you going on a trip through the UK too or do you have any questions? Feel free to leave your opinion in the comment section!
Photography done with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II