The gateway to Sky, Mallaig, is a cute and small port town on the ‘other’ end of Jacobite Steam Train if you leave from Fort William. If you take a comprehensive tour of the Scotland highlands you’re sure to pass through here.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and a place you shouldn’t miss! It’s one of the prettiest capitals in Europe, it’s should be your first or second stop on any travel through Scotland!
Glasgow or Edinburgh, Edinburgh or Glasgow? Usually the question for people visiting Scotland for a short weekend. Glasgow is quite small but there’s still plenty of things to do! The University area is beautiful, there’s plenty of shopping and cute cafés in the West End and much more!
There are some really charming seaside villages around the Highlands, perfect for some cozy accommodation and some coffee breaks. It’s a great way to get away from touristy areas and enjoy the local culture.
Head to the Highlands
There’s plenty of ways to explore the highlands, you can take a 7-day tour, a one day tour, a three-day tour, or simply go and explore on your own. Learn about the tales of fairies and giants, cruise Loch Ness and search for a monster, and discover beautiful castles.
Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock
When at the view point of Kiltrock there’s a tale to be told involving giants and a bridge between Ireland and Scotland.
Ferry ride to Sky
If you’re exploring the Scotland highlands you really shouldn’t miss taking the ferry crossing over to the Isle of Sky. Make sure to have your camera ready because it really is absolutely beautiful.
The Jacobite Steam Train
If you’re a Harry Potter fan you’re going to love this one! If you though the Hogwarts Express wasn’t real, you thought wrong! While Hogwarts itself doesn’t exist, the journey to it is very much real. Hop on the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the ride and the beautiful scenery.
You really can’t travel around Scotland and not explore Loch Ness. While I’m pretty sure it’s a myth, and I personally never saw a monster during my visit, you never know… Either way, the lake is beautiful and make sure to visit the Castle Urquhart while you’re there!
Explore the Woodlands
If there’s something you’ll find in Scotland it’s beautiful nature, so if you feel like taking a day off from playing tourist and want something else, simply head out and explore the beautiful scenery.