Road Trip in Scotland: its history, landscapes, food and must see places! The perfect destination in May for tourism!
Hi there! After 11 days discovering Scotland, I thought I had to tell you why I wanted to go so badly? Scotland was my “dream travel” since the day I saw some pictures on the internet (it must be at least … .oops so long ago!). And I wasn’t disappointed at all with the trip! Scotland doesn’t only comes with rain, understanding nothing because of the Scottish accent and fish & chips! Now I’m telling you 3 good reasons why you should start packing immediately!
1. Scotland has a rich flora and fauna, with wild animals and amazing landscapes
Outside the main cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, nature has the power. During my road trip, I visited the West of Scotland, including the islands of Mull, Skye and went to Loch Maree a little further north. I was able to admire breathtaking wild landscapes, all as different as each other. The little bonus? Spotting wild animals during walks, including deer!
2. Scotland has an authentic culture and is full of history and must see places
It has inspired both the literature and the cinematographic art: Eilean Donan’s castle (that you might have seen in the James Bond movie, “The World is not Enough”), Glenfinnan viaduct(Harry Potter fans where are you?), sheep everywhere, the most stylish cows in the world with their bangs, the energy in Glasgow and the typical architecture in Edinburgh. Let’s not forget the bagpipes and men in kilts (do my eyes shine as much as yours?!). Sorry but I have to tell you more about the link with Normandy, as after the conquest of William the Conqueror, some Norman went to settle there, like the Bruce (not surprising that I felt so good there as well)!
3. The food in Scotland is full of surprises
Of course you’ll find fish and chips, but not only. With all these sea/lochs, Scotland has lots of fresh fish and seafood dishes to offer. You’ll also enjoy its sweets like the “Caramel” bar or the “Tea Cakes” that are delicious. But as Scotland attracts the whole world, and if like me you’re lucky enough, you may find an Australian coffee shop and discover foreign food specialities (cannot stop thinking about this Butterbing!).
My road trip itinerary for an unforgettable tourism experience in Scotland
From Glasgow to Loch Lomond ¦ Day 1
Hiking at Loch Lomond and visiting Tobermory on the Isle of Mull ¦ Day 2
My Isle of Mull road map and must see places ¦ Day 3
Becoming Harry Potter at the Glenfinnan Viaduct and hiking at the lighthouse on the Isle of Skye ¦ Day 4
Hiking on the Isle of Skye and must see places (Kilt Rock, Portree and much more) ¦ Day 5
Visiting the Highlands, from Applecross to Badachro ¦ Day 6
My map for a hike around Loch Maree ¦ Day 7
Hiking in Glencoe and discovering landscapes from the James Bond film Skyfall¦ Jour 8
I hope that the few pictures below will awaken your interest for Scotland and I’ll give you more details about my road trip in the next articles!
Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)
|Road Trip: 11 days|
Distance: approx. 1000 km