Scotland: Mainland & Highlands

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19th Jun 2017

Edinburgh 

Photo of Scotland: Mainland & Highlands by Rahul
Day 1
Photo of Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul

Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries and is part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site. The Castle’s powerful stone walls have withstood many sieges and its sumptuous apartments were an important residence of Scottish Kings and Queens.

Photo of Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul

One o’clock Gun at Edinburgh castle dates back to 1861 when it allowed ships in the Firth of Forth to set the maritime clocks they needed to navigate the world’s oceans. The gun is fired at 1pm every day except Sundays, Christmas Day or Good Friday, with crowds gathering to enjoy the spectacle.

Photo of One O'Clock Gun, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul

Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh castle was built in memory of Scots who died in World War I. Each regiment has its own memorial, and even the animals that worked alongside the soldiers are remembered in its iconography.

Photo of Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul
Day 2

Grassmarket, great place for food and drinks

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Photo of The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul

St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh.With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Photo of St Giles' Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Rahul
Day 3

Oban, a gateway to highlands. Beautiful Scottish town with distilleries and multiple islands like Iona and Staffa just a boat ride away.

Photo of Oban, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Oban, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Oban, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Oban, United Kingdom by Rahul
Day 4

Iona is a small but beautiful island an hour boat ride from Oban

Photo of Iona, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Iona, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Iona, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Iona, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Iona, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Staffa, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Staffa, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Fingal's Cave, Isle of Iona, United Kingdom by Rahul
Day 5
Photo of Portree, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Isle of Skye, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Isle of Skye, United Kingdom by Rahul
Day 6
Photo of Isle of Skye, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Isle of Skye, United Kingdom by Rahul
Day 7

Hogwart's Express from Harry Potter. You can board it from Fort William. Remember to make bookings in advance.

Photo of Jacobite Train, Fort William, United Kingdom by Rahul

Fort William, small sleepy town.

Photo of Fort William, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Fort William, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Fort William, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Fort William, United Kingdom by Rahul

Well we all know about Loch Ness and its famous monster. I couldn't find it though :-(

Photo of Loch Ness, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Loch Ness, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Loch Ness, United Kingdom by Rahul
Day 8

Inverness, a major city in Scottish highland.

Photo of Inverness, United Kingdom by Rahul
Day 9
Photo of Glasgow, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Glasgow, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Glasgow, United Kingdom by Rahul
Photo of Glasgow, United Kingdom by Rahul
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