Travel is something that I love doing, the thrill of seeing new places and learning about the history of new cities and countries always excites me. Travel however does not need to always involve visiting foreign shores. There are so many beautiful places in Scotland that I would love to visit. The best thing about traveling around Scotland is being able to hop in the car. Road trips are the best … especially on sunny days. I love just packing up the car with some yummy food and even better company!
No matter where your road trip takes you …. whether it be in the UK or around Europe, it is always best to take your car for a proper check up before you go. The last thing you want is to break down somewhere or discover that you have a slow puncture! If you are a little bit clueless about how best to get your car ready for your road trip then the lovely people at any Kwik Fit* will be able to help. These guys have seriously bailed me out far too many times than I would care to mention!
There are so many places in Scotland that I would love to visit but I have managed to narrow it down to 5 places as with working Monday to Friday these days I don’t have days off midweek to jaunt off somewhere and explore sadly.
The Isle of Skye is 50 miles long and is the largest of the Inner Hebrides. On a clear night in Winter you may be lucky enough to catch a sight of the Northern Lights. Skye is perfect for taking long walks and enjoying the stunning scenery. With plenty of wildlife I would love to catch a glimpse of an otter or take a boat trip whale and dolphin spotting.
Castle Sween is Scotland’s oldest standing castle and can be found on the banks of Loch Sween in Argyll. With stunning scenery and a brilliantly preserved castle to explore this is well worth the drive!
Cruachan power station may seem like a bizarre thing to have on my list but I am fascinated by the fact that there is a power station built into a mountain. The “Hollow Mountain” is buried one kilometer below the ground and offers tours around the site. The power station is also easily accessible when driving up to Oban. If you have never made the trip then I really recommend you do. The scenery is breathtaking!
♥ Scottish Route 66
Everyone has heard of the iconic Route 66 in America (which incidentally is also on my road trip bucket list). The wonderful people over at Visit Scotland have put together the ultimate Scottish road trip called The North Coast 500.
Putting together this list has made me think about some road trips that I would love to take around Europe if I had the chance. There is one in particular that really intrigues me and that is Route One in Iceland.
There is only one main road that travels around the island … “Route One” and this really intrigues me! For one it will it mean that I cannot get lost (there is very little daylight in winter months) but also relieves some of the worry about driving a hired car. It can be quite expensive taking your own car over to Iceland so it is always best to hire once you are there!
What do you love most about Road Trips? Is there one in particular that you would recommend?