In October, Christoph and I took a trip to Scotland with our friends UM and TM. We flew into Glasgow, jumped into a rental car and headed straight for the Highlands. The scenery was spectacular.
Glen Coe Lochan, Scotland
We were fairly lucky with the weather and were able to get in a few good walks in nature. This here is a small forest at Glencoe Lochan. The original owner acquired the estate in 1895 and moved to Scotland from Canada. In an attempt to abate his wife’s homesickness, he had had this forest planted to try to make her new home look as much like Canada as possible.
This was our favourite rural accommodation during our entire trip. This was a former schoolhouse and was so much fun to stay at. The B&B is suitably named The Schoolhouse.
Eileen Donan Castle, Scotland
The Eileen Donan Castle is one of the most iconic images of Scotland; we couldn’t figure out why but were happy that it was dry when we went for a visit.
Urquhart Castle, Scotland
We were driving back from trying to find Loch Ness and all needed to use a bathroom. We couldn’t find one but instead saw an arrow pointing to Urquhart. We rocked up to the reception desk and found that we had to pay to get onto the castle grounds in order to use the tolliver facilities. We all agreed that it was urgent enough to pay and once inside, we were throughly surprised by how much we enjoyed the castle ruins (after our bathroom stop, of course!).
UM and I making friends with the locals at the World Porridge Making Championship. Held every year with 2018 having joint winners for the first time and both hailing from Sweden.
This is where the magic happens. The Elephant House was where J.K. Rowling spent her days penning the Harry Potter books.
Such a pretty city!
We both agreed and we’d have to come back to Scotland for another proper visit.