Scotland was a country that had been on my mind to visit for many years. I expected it to be a lot like Ireland, but it was surprisingly different! Less rolling green hills, more lavender rocky mountain sides. Less Guinness, more Innes & Gunn.
Scotland was intentionally set to be a different kind of trip. We weren’t going to add a country or a flight, just land in Scotland and depart from Scotland. Crazy, I know. It actually may be one of the more simple itineraries we’ll ever put together:
- Fly from GRR/MSP to EDI
- Drive straight to Glasgow for 1 night
- Spend 4 nights across the Scottish Highlands (Fort William, Portree, Inverness)
- End in Edinburgh for 3 nights
Edinburgh would also end up being one of the best cities I’ve ever been to, but we’ll get into that.
We didn’t have a ton of time to spend in Glasgow. We had an apartment to change and recover from a plane-to-rental car trip, which was all we could have ever asked for.
We wandered through the Necropolis, and had the first of multiple amazing Indian dinners. We’d planned on hitting a metal show, but bar hopped instead. With the long day of traveling a few thousand miles, we crashed before anything go too wild.
Fort William, Portree, Inverness
Per usual, we made sure to compile our videos into a bit of a trip overview. It’s sometimes funny to see the photos, where everyone sees the fun things you’re doing. The reality of most of our trips are basically this—walking, commuting, and passing time with each other.