Tips for Scotland

Christian and I went to Scotland in mid-July.  We traveled through the Highlands from Edinburgh. Our route over 7 days:

Scotland Route

Here are a few things I think everyone should keep in mind when going there:

  1. Be prepared for rain.  And more rain.
  2. Be prepared for cold.  Even in July!  We had to turn the heat on.

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3. Edinburgh is pronounced Edinborough.  I don’t get it.

4. Do the Underground City of the Dead tour in Edinburgh – good times!

5. Stores close at 6pm.  What is this?  Even in Aberdeen.

6. Plan the castles into your route!  We missed a lot of them because we just didn’t have the time.

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7. Ben Nevis is usually covered by clouds

8. The Loch Ness Monster is real.

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8. Take cash with you if you want to climb the tower on Calton Hill – otherwise, your boyfriend, who planned to propose to you at the top, will be disappointed and in need of a different romantical spot to get down on one knee.

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What?!  Yes, I’m engaged now.  Despite the horrible weather and the fact that I caught a cold during our trip, Scotland will always hold a place in my heart.  Need an idea for a proposal spot?  Try the Glenfinnan Viaduct.  Yes, it was in the Harry Potter movies – but Christian didn’t know that.

 

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