Thinking about taking a road trip around Scotland? If you want to go back in time and feel like you’re living in a fairy tale, then Scotland is definitely the place to visit.
Here we round up our top 5 places to visit:
Old Man of Storr
Located on the Isle of Skye, The Old Man of Storr is a huge peak of rock about a five hour drive from Edinburgh. Legend has it that the Old Man of Storr was a giant that lived there many years ago. When he was buried, his thumb was left sticking out of the ground, creating the mystical formations.
These mystical rock formations are very iconic and well worth a visit. They jut out from the mountains as if from nowhere, surrounded by views as far as the eye can see. Take a hike, savor the wildlife and stop and see a sunset – or sunrise, if you can wake up early enough!
Just a few minutes away from the Old Man of Storr is a breathtaking waterfall known as Mealt Falls. This incredible 55m waterfall plunges from the sea cliffs and into the Sound of Raasay, a body of water connected to the Atlantic Ocean.
Located at the top of Loch Shiel on the West Highland Line of Glenfinnan, this huge railway viaduct was completed around 1898, and was made famous when it was featured in Harry Potter as it made its way to Hogwarts! If you get a chance to explore it, take a look from below as the arches are huge. Time your trip correctly and you’ll also get the chance to see the steam train as it snakes its way past the Viaduct. This is a magical experience not to be missed!
Eilean Donan Castle
If you’re heading to the Isle of Skye you’ll be able to drive right by Eilean Donan Castle – and should definitely stop for a visit. This 13th century castle is considered one of Scotland’s most iconic images, and is situated on an island surrounded by some majestic scenery.
The Cuillin Mountains
The Cuillin Mountains is a very green, rocky mountain range located on the Isle of Skye. There is so much to explore here including bridges and valleys, and the vibrancy of the green slopes and mountains will simply take your breath away.
Knockdow House is a Georgian property located in Dunoon, Argyll. It originally belonged to the Lamont Clan for around 600 years, where it was run by a Laird of Knockdow. This charming house has a rich heritage dating back to around 1753, and is in close proximity to countless national parks and gardens.