Driving in Scotland

Scottish Highlands Driving

I recently made the bold decision to take a holiday in Scotland all the way from Australia. I also decided that I would rent a care and drive myself around now that I am over the age of 25 and no longer have to pay extra to drive a rental care.

I booked my rental care online and collected it at the Glasgow airport and had researched and booked an itinerary from Australian.

I had visions of driving through romantic landscapes and down winding lanes and was not disappointed my itinerary for my driving holiday was as follows

Day one : Glasgow

Day two:Doune Castle (Film set for Monty Python and more recently Outlander series)

St Andrews (The home of golf)

Nights accommodation in Braemar in the Cairngorms National Park

Doune Castle

Doune Castle

St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral

driving in Cairngorms National Park

driving in Cairngorms National Park

Day three: Duff town (where the Glenfiddich distillery is)

The Clava Cairns

Culloden battle fields

Loch Ness

Night accommodation in Inverness.

Clava Cairns

Clava Cairns

Day four:

The Isle of Skye

The Highland Games Portree

nights accommodation in Broadford

Day five:

Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye

Eilen Doune Castle

Fort Willam

Oban

A weeks accommodation in Argyle on the Lunga Estate in a cabin (called Scott’s Bothy)

View from the back door of Scotts Botty Lunga Estate

View from the back door of Scotts Botty Lunga Estate

Day seven:

Day trip to Invarary and Invarary Castle

Invarary Castle

Invarary Castle

Day ten:

Day trip to Isle of mull, Staffa island and the Fingle Caves.

Isle of Iona and The Iona Abby.

Day eleven:

Lunga estate to Glasgow.

I was so surprised about how easy it was to drive around Scotland. All the rode signs made sense and even thought I was a little worried that I would be on endless highways with not much to look at there where endless lane ways we had to drive down to get to where we where going. I picked up a 12 pound sim card in Glasgow that gave me two gig of data and used my phone as a GPS. There was plenty of road signs to get you to all the big sights especially when we where getting close. It was amazing driving around through all the mountains and highland roads. I only wish I had filmed more of it to share with you all.

Keep and eye on my blog where I’ll take you all to each stop we made on out trip and share some of the amazing views and sights we got to see.

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