It’s difficult for me to find the right words to describe the rugged beauty of the Scottish countryside, the friendliness of it’s people and the power of countless looming castles to transport you straight into the past. It’s a country where movies and photos can’t accurately portray the way the light shines through the trees, the way the rain glistens off the grass or the excitement of finding puffins nestled on the cliffs. The best way to experience Scotland and truly see the lush and changing landscapes is by car. We’ve put together the ultimate road trip guide and include the best places to visit in Scotland. While I could definitely return again and again, we covered a lot of ground in our 2 week journey and hope to inspire your visit.
Best Places to Visit in Scotland
Our favorite area of Scotland is the highlands. The landscape is rugged, green, boundless and most of all, stunning. It’s a sharp contrast to the bustling city of Edinburgh where modern and old world charm merge.
If you find yourself limited on time or just want to relax and enjoy some of the countries unique heritage, we’d suggest not missing the following:
- Invearay Castle
- Oban – pretty seaside village and tasty fish and chips
- Edinbane – see Fairy Pools on the way
- Durness – you can’t miss the puffins!
- Glamis Castle
- Stirling Castle
While these aren’t the only spots on our list of the best places to visit in Scotland, they are our top picks.