I am always asked, what is your favourite place? And it is a question I rarely must think about before giving the Answer. When it comes to my three favourite places I have to say “London, New Orleans and Scotland”.
I love Scotland with a burning passion, you could place me anywhere in Scotland and it would be an endless love affair. What with Edinburgh looking straight out of a fairy tale and the highlands being full of adventurous paths and stories that if the trees and mountains could talk you’d be thrown back in time to when there was nothing but endless land for the eyes to see.
Scotland to me is magical, there is never a point where you are not breath taken by the views and you will always want to come back for more. So that is where we are going in todays travel Tuesday. I am taking us on a throwback to a couple of weekends ago when my other half decided to take us camping up in the highlands along with a small but as I said before a breath-taking road trip experience.
The first stop on our road trip was at Corpach (Fort William). Now a week before we were heading to Scotland, I was on TikTok of all places and I came across this shipwreck which was on a pebble beach on the edge of Loch Linnhe. I had been to Fort William before but had never come across this hidden Gem. So off course we had to go and see it. The shipwreck is on the western end of the (Caledonian Canal). So, we also got to have a glimpse of that as well.
Our next stop was Glenfinnan. We had stopped of in the car park for a stretch of the legs and a walk up what I can only describe to be a steep hill with a few stairs. It also came with a gift shop which If you know me you would know I am a sucker for such things and ended up getting a new Eco bottle. The Viewing point at the top of this Hill came with views to the Glenfinnan Monument ( tribute to the Jacobite clansmen) Gave panoramic views of Loch Shiel and what people call to be the dramatic mountains and lastly the Glenfinnan viaduct which some of you may know from ( Harry potter).
Our last stop on the road trip before we had got to Inverness where we would have been staying for a night before heading to our campsite was, yes you probably guessed it. Fort Augustus or known as Loch Ness. Fort Augustus lays 60 miles along Caledonian Canal and a halfway point between Inverness and Fort William. We did not get to spend much time in Fort Augustus but one thing I can tell you about it is that it gives spectacular views down Loch Ness. On our way down towards the Loch we managed to pull in to see Urquhart Castle, Sadly the centre was closed and there was work fencing so we couldn’t get a good view of the castle for a photo however with the eyes (It was a beautiful ruin that sits beside the loch ness). Founded in the 13TH Century.
So, it would not be a travel blog If I did not mention some interesting facts about Loch Ness. So firstly, did you know that Loch Ness contains more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Making it the most voluminous lake in the United Kingdom. Along with that it is evidential that thousands of visitors come to the Loch every year for its capturing scenery and for a glimpse of the loch’s most famous resident.
After having a splash around in the Loch, it was shoes of, Heating seats on and a quick drive to Inverness where we stayed for the night. Inverness itself was vibrant and buzzing with people. The next morning before we had set of for our campsite, we managed to get a walk around the city of inverness.
One of our stops was Inverness Castle. The Castle is a gran red sandstone building which overlooks the River Ness. Inverness Castle has a viewpoint that offers amazing 360 views of not just Inverness but the Scottish Highlands.
And there we have It the road trip up to Inverness, I will be doing this little break away in stages because if you told me to write about Scotland then we would be here all night and you’ll have to have endless cups of tea to keep you going. If you have ever been to Scotland or even want to go to Scotland. I would love to know where you would like to visit.
Stay Safe and Keep Well
Lots of Love