Travelling mood - Scotland
I just got back home from Scotland and had a wonderful time! It was our “annual city break” with my Mom. :) I usually travel with my boyfriend and our friends but once a year - mostly in March or in September - my Mom and I go for a 4-5 days trip together. In the last few years we were lucky enough to visit such amazing places as Sousse, Barcelona, Naples, Capri, London and Rome. My mom has never been to Scotland but always wanted to visit so I decided to show her, since I’ve already been there in 2005 with my classmates. (It was a Secondary School Travel Program.)
This time we had 4 full days to spend in Scotland. Not many but we tried to make the most of it. :) We stayed in a very nice hotel, Apex City of Glasgow – highly recommended – which was located literally in the city centre. Glasgow is a lovely city, we really enjoyed just strolling around and taking in the atmosphere. We also did a little bit of shopping on Buchanan Street which wasn’t actually as little to be honest… But that’s all I can say now, I’ll explain my shopping adventure in next weekend’s post, so stay tuned! :) Apart from Glasgow we visited Edinburgh and what’s more we took part on a one day Highland tour to Loch Ness and Glencoe. How cool is that?!
We loved Edinburgh even though it welcomed us with bad weather. We took ScotRail train to get there which was very comfortable and fast. This city has lots to do regardless the weather AND it has a Christmas shop too :) I was obsessed! I‘ve no idea why we don’t have Christmas shop here in Hungary, people loves Christmas. Tadaaa there’s a market gap :)
My favourite part of our “mini holiday” was definitely the one day Highland tour. When I visited Loch Ness 11 years ago it took my heart and this time it did it again. Amazing place. Unfortunately we haven’t met Nessie... Maybe next time! ;) You can read the full Highland tour programme here.
Last but not least, let’s talk about Scottish people. In Scotland kindness is very fashionable. :) They are the friendliest, most helpful people I’ve ever met when travelling. It wasn’t easy to talk to them, because Scottish accent is really hard to understand - for me it was – but they were super kind and smiling. They put us in a very good mood, so thanks lovely Scottish people in the distance! :)
Have you been to Scotland before? What was you’re fave part?
Main attractions and nice places we visited:
- Glasgow: George Square, Glasgow City Chambers, Glasgow Cathedral, The People's Palace & Winter Garden, High Street, Buchanan Street
- Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, High Street, Royal Mile, John Knox House, Holyrood Palace, Arthur’s seat, Scott Monument
- Highland: Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Inverness, Grampian Mountain