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I have been dreaming of visiting Scotland for quite a while now. Even though I live in the North of England I’ve never crossed over the border. When I think of travelling to Scotland the Scottish Highlands are the places I dream of. The scenery just so beautiful up there! Stunning landscapes, weathered coastlines and plenty of castles and lochs to explore. At Blog at the Beach I found out that Icelolly.com have a UK travel section so my Scottish Highlands travel wishlist and plans are coming together nicely.
As I haven’t been to the Scottish Highlands myself all of todays photographs are royalty free photos from Pixabay.
My Scottish Highlands Travel wishlist – The Castles
I don’t know what it is about old castles and abbeys but I just love exploring them. Standing in them, the history is almost palpable and it is amazing how long they have stood guard over the area. For me my Scottish Highlands travel wishlist wouldn’t be complete without a few on the list. There are so many in the area but I’m choosing my three favourite.
My first choice has to be Urquhart Castle on the banks of the Loch Ness. The ruins are beautiful and it is set in the most stunning landscape.
To the other side of the highlands, Eileen Donan Castle. The castle stands on an island where three lochs meet. This castle is one of Scotlands most iconic and has so much history behind it.
Further North is Dunrobin Castle, a beautiful French chateau style castle that looks like it is straight out of a fairy tale book.
My Scottish Highlands Travel wishlist – The Lochs
You can’t plan a trip to the Scottish Highlands without planning on visiting some Lochs.
The most famous one, Loch Ness, is top of my Scottish Highland travel wishlist. The Loch, and the mythical monster inside, are a must see and the Loch is also where I will find Urquhart Castle.
Loch Fyne is a seawater loch famous for its oysters. It is also home to dolphins, seals, otters and sharks. The town here, Inverary, is so pretty too so I would love to spend a night or two here.
Loch Rusky is a smaller loch that tourists often miss out. It sounds like it will be much quieter and more peaceful there. It is right next to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park so there will be a lot to see here.
My Scottish Highlands Travel wishlist – The mountains
The Scottish Highlands are home to some spectacular mountains, Ben Nevis being the most famous. Whilst my mobility problems mean I can’t climb them I would love to see some whilst travelling around.
My Scottish Highlands Travel wishlist – The landscapes and coastlines
At the moment all of my Scottish Highlands travel wishlist is around castles and lochs. I don’t have any particular coastlines I’m wanting to explore. But I’m sure travelling around the Highlands means I will come across them and I will find some beautiful new places to explore.
Have you ever visited the Scottish Highlands? Where would you recommend visiting if you have?