Scotland Tour

Scotland Mini Break

RJ and Co. Hope to return to Scotland in late Autumn or early Winter this year. The plan is to maybe revisit some places through new eyes and try some new things too.

Scotland

The country of Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, it is located in the northernmost third of the island. Mainland Scotland has a 96-mile border with England and is surrounded by water in the form of the Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea and the North Sea. The 2 main cities are Glasgow and the capital of Edinburgh. The country is known for its beautify scenery including the stunning Highland mountains.

History

The Kingdom of Scotland was an independent sovereign state in the European Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707. By inheritance in 1603, James VI of Scotland became King of England and Ireland, thus forming a personal union of the three kingdoms. Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with the Kingdom of England on 1 May 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain.

Next Trip

I will be travelling with the dog using trains and maybe local busses to get around. That may have limitations on places to get to, but where there is a will there is a way. This will probably become a new post after called “Dog Friendly Tour of Scotland”.

Past Visits

Places I have visited and enjoyed on historical visits to the country include the following. These were the most memorable and special to my tastes.

Edinburgh Castle

I attended the military tattoo at Edinburgh Castle and was a great evening of marching bands on British pomp. The building was stunning but it was a shame I didn’t get to explore it properly.

Lock Tay

Loch Tay
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Loch Tay is a freshwater loch in the central highlands and is beautiful. The lock is very cold to swim in even in the summer but hey ho in I went for a dip. River Tay Rafting was fun too, starting on Loch Tay and heading through white water downstream on the River Tay. This was a great day out and an adrenaline rush for our group.

Life Lesson on Schiehallion

Schiehallion Mountain

When I was young RJ, I climbed to the peak of Schiehallion and camped at the lake not far from the top. A vivid memory was the strong winds, this taught me never to forget the guide ropes when camping. Schiehallion is a prominent mountain in Perth and Kinross, it has a rich botanical life, interesting archaeology.

Pitlochry

The Pitlochry fish ladder is a fish ladder next to the Pitlochry Power Station on the River Tummel near Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross.

Camping in Kenmore

A nice remote campsite with minimal facilities when I cooked on open fires and was at one with nature. Kenmore was a great base for a week-long adventure holiday.

Speyside Distillery Co

Whiskey tasting and tour at Speyside Distillery Co. It was fascinating to learn about the process of making good scotch whiskey and history. The tasting was fun too and learned lots about what I prefer when choosing a bottle.

Bucket List

Places I really fancy visiting in the country including places, historical sites and countryside. These will be places accessible by public transport in the Winter months with a dog in tow.

Edinburgh

A historical tour of Edinburgh including visiting the castle when the tattoo is not on.

Blogger Suggestions

Suggestions of places to visit in Scotland by various travel bloggers.

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Suggestions

I’m happy for suggestions for this trip if you think it meets my criteria, feel free to comment below or CONTACT ME. If any travel bloggers wish to collaborate and add a suggestion to this post that’s great.

For collaborations, 150-300 words are preferred, ideally with a picture and link back to a related post on your website. Any longer ones can be posted here as a separate post with links from here if suitable.

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