Things To Do Whilst Visiting Scotland *

-This post is in collaboration with Tennents-

In today's post, I'm going to be talking about things to do and places to visit in Scotland. Once everything goes back to normal in the world I really want to try and push myself to go further afield if my chronic pain will let me and Scotland has always been somewhere I've wanted to visit either in the Summer or around Christmastime. I'd probably stay in Airbnb's during my time in Scotland so that if I needed to rest up I could easily do so in more of a homely setting instead of a hotel. So this post is kind of a rundown of things I'd love to do or see during my potential visit to Scotland. Also, a lot of the places on my list are operating as normal whilst obviously following the COVID-19 guidelines so if you're nearby or planning a visit then maybe you could add one or two of these on your to-do list.

Whether you plan on being a full-on tourist and visit all of the known touristy places such as Edinburgh Castle and Loch Ness or if you just want to take in all of Scotland's natural beauty and go on some nature walks instead, you definitely won't be short of things to do.

The first thing on my list has got to be going on the Jacobite "Hogwarts Express" Steam Train which is something I've wanted to do for years. Any time I see it on TV and of course when it's shown in Harry Potter, it just makes me want to go there. It's so magical and picturesque and it's definitely something the whole family would enjoy as well. The trip is 84 miles long and starts near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis.  

I'd love to visit the Isle of Skye which is situated off the west coast of Scotland. It just looks like such a pretty, calming place to visit. I'd love to see the Fairy Pools in Glenn Brittle in particular, I don't know why I just think they look really cool, although I don't think "wild swimming" is for me if I'm being honest but hey, whatever floats your boat. I'd also really like to go dolphin or whale watching and Scotland seems like a great place to do so. Apparently, you can also see the Northern Lights on Skye given the right conditions on a winter's evening which is pretty impressive.

I think visiting Loch Ness is something that's on everyone's to-do list if/when they visit Scotland and you never know you might even see Nessie! You can also visit the Urquhart Castle (ruins) which sit beside Loch Ness if you're interested in your history as it dates back to the 13th century. If you're more into walking and seeing Scotland's natural beauty in all of its glory then The Fall of Foyers Waterfall which has a fall of 165ft and feeds Loch Ness might be something to add to your to-do list, it's definitely something I'd love to see with my own eyes.

I'd also like to do The Tennent's Story Brewery Tour in Glasgow where they take you through the history of Tennent's with an immersive experience. Dating back to the 1500s to the present day, The Tennent's Story will take you behind the scenes with a brewery tour and a chance to explore the visitor centre which covers everything about beer.

Lastly is to visit the Edinburgh Christmas Markets during the festive season just because it just looks so inviting and a great place to pick up some unique gifts too!

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1 comment

  1. Ooh there's loads of great things to do in this post!
    I'll definitely keep these in mind if I ever go to Scotland x