Scottish Delight: Places I’d Love To Visit In Scotland

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Image taken by Jenny Eaves

In 2016 I visited Edinburgh twice after falling in love with it when I visited it completely solo in February, and I have not been shy in talking about how it’s one of my favourite places. For me, Scotland feels like such a different world with lots of greenery and plenty of wildlife and changes in scenery, much more so than London and the South of England, and visiting makes me feel a whole world away from back home. With so many places to visit here are some of my wishlist places to cross off my list:

Outer Hebrides

Now Scotland might not be the first place you think of for a beach holiday but the Outer Hebrides are made up of 15 inhabited islands which have some stunning stretches of sand which you can easily mistake for being anywhere by the United Kingdom. There is mountainous terrain and sand with shimmering blue streaks on Luskentyre, blissful beach solitude on West Beach or some of the best surfing conditions on Scarista. Traigh Mhor is also the world’s only beach that doubles as an airport which is kinda a strange one.

Islay

Islay is one of the islands in the Inner Hebrides a chain of 79 islands. Islay is whisky galore with a massive eight distilleries on the island and although I’m not a whisky fan myself I’d love to take my dad here as I know he would love it (and Islay whisky is his favourite). There’s also more than 2o beaches and stunning views from every angle.

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Image taken by Jenny Eaves

Edinburgh

Of course, I’d love to head back to my favourite city, and having done most of the ‘key’ things I think I’d just explore the city more, walk and get lost. Although I’d always book an airport transfer in Scotland to get me from the airport, so much easier than faffing with public transport like I did last time. I want to climb the Scott Monument which I haven’t got round to doing yet, I want to explore the Harry Potter bits in the city and just see what else I can fall in love with.

Jura

Jura is another island in the Inner Hebrides and is one of the places with the most amount of wildlife in the UK with stags across the hills, otters which lay on the shores, and golden eagles are a regular sight here. Barly 200 people live on the island along a single road so I’m sure it would be peaceful and a great place to just walk and explore.

Glasgow

I have been to Glasgow briefly once before but I didn’t get to explore the city and in all honesty spent most of my time at the airport due to snow and a 7 hour delayed plane. There’s cathedrals, plenty of art and plenty of culture with the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland housed here, plus there are some infamous music venues across a city which was spawned some of my favourite bands.

Skye

One of the main reasons I want to visit Skye is for something called the Fairy pools. Now as a kid I had an obsession with fairies and the enchanted imagery it conjures makes me smile. The images I’ve seen of the Fairy Pools are stunning with cascading waterfalls through carved rock and caves flowing into empty vivid turquoise pools. It really does look magical and not like the kind of thing you’d think of finding in Scotland.

Have you been to Scotland? Do you have any recommendations?
*This post is in collaboration with Extra Mile Coaches but all thoughts and opinions are my own
January 5, 2017
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29 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I’ve been lucky enough to head to Edinburgh quite a few times and it’s by far my favourite Scottish place x

    January 6, 2017 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Dena Jayne

    I’d love to see some of Scotland, looks like a beautiful place to visit! xo

    January 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Hannah Latoya Bond

    I’ve never been to Scotland, it’s one of those places i’d like to see

    January 6, 2017 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    Edinburgh is one my favourite cities too. I’d absolutely love to visit the Hebrides as well! x

    http://www.rhymeandribbons.com

    January 6, 2017 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    I would love to visit these places in Scotland. Jura sounds so beautiful and the Fairy pools at Skye sound magical and lovely x

    January 6, 2017 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply Milli @ milligrace.co.uk

    Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities – but I haven’t been anywhere else in scotland since I was a kid – I’d also love to go to Glasgow!

    January 6, 2017 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Outer Hebrides is on my list! It’s been an age since I’ve been to Scotland.

    January 6, 2017 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Scotland is one of those places that I never really venture to. I’ve been to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness but I really should visit more places xxx

    January 7, 2017 at 3:35 am
  • Reply Jimmy & Tina Durham

    Yes , Islay is somewhere I would like to check out as well as Glasgow. I live in England and hoping to explore more of Scotland in near future

    January 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    Scotland does look beautiful. We have yet to venture there. It looks like there are numerous places to visit.

    January 7, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Catriona Stephen

    I’d love to explore more of Scotland, we usually go once a year but just to Edinburgh to visit family, would love to see other parts of the country!

    January 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm
  • Reply Laura @ What's Hot?

    I really want to go to Edinburgh so I can see all the Harry Potter places too!

    January 7, 2017 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Sarahjane

    Being Scottish myself I love this post! There is so much to see and do and even though I’ve lived my entire life here I’m always discovering new places! So glad you enjoyed it!

    January 7, 2017 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Leah Shafik

    Glasgow is immense! Such a beautiful city with a vibrant nightlife! My cousin and Auntie lived there so I used to visit occasionally and I loved it x

    January 7, 2017 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    I have been to Scotland a couple of times and only managed to visit Edinburg (don’t remember much), Glasglow, Perth and Sterling. I am hoping this year I can visit some of the places you’e mentioned

    January 8, 2017 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Lyndsey O'Halloran

    Stirling is one of my favourite places in Scotland. It’s gorgeous

    January 8, 2017 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Annie Brooks

    I have been to Scotland only a few times but each time I want to see and do more. I’d love to go wild camping in Scotland – that’s a goal for this summer!

    January 9, 2017 at 5:30 am
  • Reply Deborah Nicholas

    My hubby is half Scottish so has
    family there. We have visited a few times and only holidayed there once though but do have a list of places we would love to visit.

    January 9, 2017 at 7:31 am
  • Reply Carol Family Makes

    You’re a girl after my own heart! I absolutely love Scotland, and if you see my bucket list, you’ll see I’ve put the North Coast 500 on there. I’ve never visited the Hebredes or Jura actually, but have lived on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park and in Perthshire, and both y children were born in Scotland. A large part of my heart is there.

    January 9, 2017 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Jemma Andrew-Adiamah

    I love Scotland, so much to so and see. Such a beautiful part of the world. Great list.

    January 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Rachel George

    I have never been to Scotland but I am enjoying the images of the Fairy Pools! Never knew about them before but they are utterly beautiful. Off to Google them further!

    January 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Emma - Our Fairytale Adventure

    I’m seeing a lot of travel posts about Scotland at the moment and I’m starting to think that this is somewhere that I should really consider visiting. It looks beautiful.

    January 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I would like to go back to Perth for a bit longer than the 2 days I was there for a wedding x

    January 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I have to confess that Scotland is not the first place I think of when it comes to beaches but how breathtaking are they? The Fairy Pools? Wow!

    January 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    I’d love to discover more of Scotland, such a beautiful country

    January 13, 2017 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    Yes I visited Edinburgh some years ago. Loved it.

    January 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Sarah D

    I adore Scotland. my father in law is Scottish so we have some extended famity there x

    January 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply Nicola Cassidy

    Fairy pools sound awesome! I love Scotland too, have been a few times, but would go back in a heartbeat. It reminds me of Ireland, where I live, but have never seen the islands like you’ve highlighted here. The sound amazing.

    January 14, 2017 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Donna

    I’m Scottish and I’ve not yet been to all of the above! Beautiful article x

    January 24, 2017 at 10:35 am
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