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Three Days in the Scottish Highlands

18 September 2014

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On my first visit to Scotland I only had the opportunity to visit Edinburgh. I loved it and knew I wanted to come back again and see more of the country.

When I moved to London I finally had the opportunity to do just that. I had planned to return to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival and a friendly football match between Australia and Scotland so I decided this would be the perfect time to add a few days to my trip and finally see the Scottish Highlands.

I feel that I could never adequately describe in words the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Even though it was August the weather was less than ideal, but the sites were still incredible. Our guide for the trip liked to say that there was no such thing as bad weather in Scotland, that it was just “atmospheric” and I am inclined to agree with that statement.

That said, if you are planning a trip to Scotland - pack warmly. Even if it’s in summer. I was grossly unprepared. My suitcase consisted mostly of dresses. I ended up having to buy more suitable shoes in Edinburgh and a couple of scarves along the way.

I took so many photos on this trip, it was really hard to narrow them down to a select few but these are some of my favourites. Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries I have visited and I can’t recommend it enough.

Glencoe, Scotland’s most famous glen. Some scenes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban were filmed in Glecoe.

Loch Garry, affectionately known as the “Map of Scotland” for its shape.

Cairns (a group of stones that have been placed on top of one another to form a mound).

Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland.

On the Isle Of Skye.

Looking back towards mainland Scotland.

The coastline near Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls.

Quiraing. Still beautiful despite the wet weather and brutal winds.

Sunset cruise on Loch Ness.

Falls of Foyers. The river feeds into Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. Once featured in an episode of The Simpsons.

Loch Ness

Leanach Cottage, Culloden Battlefield

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