Monsters, Mountains, and Massacres.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

During my trip to Edinburgh, I wanted to take advantage of being in Scotland and visit the Highlands while I had the chance. The Highlands are a sparsely populated, very historic, extremely beautiful region in the northern half of Scotland.

You could spend an entire 2-week holiday in the Highlands alone, adventuring and hiking through the many glens, lochs, and mountains. The tour I went on is not for the faint of heart, covering over 500 miles of road in 12 hours, but perfect if you don't have a lot of time and want to see some of the best bits. I've done separate posts on Glen Coe and Loch Ness, but here are a few of the highlights...

Druimuachdar Pass, our official welcome to the Highlands after departing Edinburgh.

Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Great Britain - although the summit is rarely seen without cloud cover.

Loch Lubnaig.

A very shy but adorable Highland Coo, easily noticeable with it's bright orange fluffy coat.

If you get the chance to visit Scotland, I highly recommend a trip up to the Highlands. You learn so much about Scottish history and you leave feeling inspired to wear some plaid and go on a hike.

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