Scotland here we come

This Christmas, instead of tucking into an array of food and cocktails (starting at 8am) Candice and I will be hopping in a car and driving to Scotland.  We both have the time off work, Candice is finally in the UK visa in hand (well purse at least), and we figured why not visit one of the most beautiful places on earth?

First stop: Glasgow for the night, just passing through here on our way to Torridon.  I cannot wait.  After Torridon, we will drive south towards Fort William for two nights.  Just outside of Fort William is the Glenfinnan Viaduct.  Known to most of us as “That bridge from harry potter”, I can;t wait to try and get an image out of this area.  Looking up at the train times, it may even be possible to get an image of the Jacobite steam train passing overhead, we will have to see.

After Torridon we continue to head east to Comrie.  NYE (or Hogmanay in this part of the world) the small village of Comrie holds a fire festival (Flambeaux).  Thought to date back to pagan times, this fire festival welcomes in the new year through the burning of torches.

This trip is going to be a great experience and I cannot wait to take lots of images to share with you all.

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As you can see, a long way to travel over 7 days, but we will do it.  I’ll try to update as I go but I’m not promising anything here!

Have you been to Scotland?  Is there anything we simply MUST see/do?  Please comment below!

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2 thoughts on “Scotland here we come

  1. I think it goes without saying that you’ll be passing through Whisky country so I’m sure you’ll be stopping somewhere already

    There are also some amazing national parks in that area but not sure how weather will fare for that kinda fun late December… Speaking of which have you got good tyres on your rental?
    I rented a car same time is year over there and it wasn’t a given to have any kind of winter tyres/grip which ended up pretty scary when I drove through a snow storm!

    Finally, it’s a tiny detour from your route to see The Kelpies which seem to be a big deal (
    https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/the-kelpies-at-helix-park-p889261)

    Ohhh and Glasgow has a very good live music (+ deep fried food) scene

    🙂

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  2. Thanks for the tips! I shall check to see if we have winter tyres or not, good advice. We did tell them we were driving to Scotland. I shall defiantly be making a few stops at some whisky distilleries on the way! I hadn’t heard of the Kelpies. It looks awesome! So maybe we shall have to make the small detour!

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