[Travel] Roadtrip through the Highlands 2/2

Today I have the second part for my roadtrip guide through Scotland for you. What to put in the car? Any tips for food? Which are the places I can recommend the most? That’s the stuff this post is about. And before I become to excessive with my word again I directly start and hope you have fun with this post!

By the way, HERE you’ll get to the first part of my roadtrip guide. Among other things I show you our travel route my sister and me drove.

 

Roadtrip through Scotland
 

What to pack in the car?

The first thing which comes to my mind are duvets and pillows. At least of you choose the spontaneous variant. Because if it happens that you don’t find an accommodation for the night you’ll be very thankful if you have warm duvets and comfy pillows with you. 😉

Furthermore you perfectly can buy long-life groceries and drinks at home before you start or if you have a rental car I’d recommend to buy this stuff at Tesco. And take care of enough snacks during your trip! Essential for survival. 😉

 

Cawdor Castle, Nairn - Scotland

 

Another very important point: Music! Create playlists, burn CD’s or put your music on an USB stick! Main thing is that you don’t stand there without music.

Of course you can take a GPS with you so you don’t get lost. But please don’t rent it at the car rental company! You can save this money perfectly with the offline maps from Google Maps. Or you do it like my sister and me and just use traditional maps! 🙂 This was so amazing. And in Scotland it’s really not that bad if you get lost. Everywhere you have something beautiful to see. 🙂

 

Highlands - Scotland

Ullapool, Highland - Scotland
 

Food, food, food

Unfortunately I can’t tell you that much this time about this topic. Because we really had to look at our budget we didn’t go out for lunch or dinner that much and therefore I can’t give you any cool tips here. 🙁 But what I can tell you: If you go out into a restaurant order tap water. Because this is principally for free. 🙂 Often it is served with lemons and/or ice cubes.

For grocery shopping I can recommend Tesco. Huge range and good prices. 🙂 You should find there everything you’ll need.

 

Highlands - Scotland
 

Highlights

Phew, this will be hard. Take my picks here is really not that easy. The whole country is so wonderful! Still I’ll concentrate on 4 highlights. 🙂  

The Highlands

There’s just no other way but putting the Highlands as my number one highlight. I was so fascinated by the landscapes, all the time. Especially because some of them were still covered in snow when we were there. It was just magical.

 

Highlands - Scotland

Highlands - Scotland

 

Cairns at Loch Garry

Some of you maybe know those cairns. In many places they actually are trail markings from hikers, in some countries they also have a cultural and religious meaning.
At Loch Garry we found some which definitely were built as a memory for loved, but deceased persons. We really just passed this place by coincidence. Literally. We completely passed this place and then decided to turn around and have a look at this strange place.
Until we understood what most of this little towers meant (many of them surely were only like ‚I can build the highest‘ :D) some time went by. But then we built one for our Dad as well. He was so in love with Ireland and we are sure he would have loved the Scottish Highlands just as much. So we thought this place would be perfect.

 

Cairn, Loch Garry - Scotland

Cairn, Loch Garry - Scotland

 

Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness

This castle ruins at Loch Ness fascinated me really much. Maybe this was caused by Loch Ness as well. I don’t know the exact reason, but the surrounding for sure did this one last thing to make me feel so special there. I never saw such water before like the one from Loch Ness. So dark, so soft, so calm. But unfortunately we didn’t see Nessie. 😉

 

Loch Ness - Scotland

Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit - Scotland

Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit - Scotland

 

Eilean Donan Castle

This is a castle which my sister put on our list. And I was really excited about this very good conserved castle as well. As you wander through the castle you just get the feeling that you want to move in directly. Do you know such places? Which give you this thrilled feeling? This was definitely the case with Eilean Donan Castle. For both of us!

 

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie - Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie - Scotland

 

Have you ever been to Scotland? What were your highlights? What do you still definitely want to see in this country?

 

Sheeps in the Highlands - Scotland

8 Comments

  • Isabell 18. January 2017 at 9:43

    Oh wow, wie schön! Sowas möchte ich auch total gerne mal machen, klingt nach einem super Trip. 🙂

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    • bakingavenue 18. January 2017 at 9:46

      Ja, Schottland ist wirklich super um einen Roadtrip zu machen! 🙂 Landschaftlich definitiv ein einziges Highlight meiner Meinung nach. 🙂

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  • Tanja 18. January 2017 at 9:51

    Schottland hat uns auch so begeistert. Wir waren schon 2014 als Familien-Roadtrip dort unterwegs. Wenn du Lust hast, schau mal rein – bei uns steht auch ein wenig was zum Thema Essen drin… 😉 http://wellness-bummler.de/schottland-roadtrip/ Insgesamt sind bei uns wirklich auch ganz viele Berichte entstanden. Mit Übernachtungstipps, Routenplanung, Geschichten um den legendären Mr. Burns, ganze viele Lochs (und welches wir am schönsten fanden), Nessi u.v.m. 🙂

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    • bakingavenue 18. January 2017 at 9:58

      Hallo Tanja! Schottland ist definitiv eine Reise wert. Oder zwei. Oder drei. 😉 Vielen Dank für deinen Link! Da schaue ich doch sehr gerne mal vorbei 🙂

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  • Sandra 18. January 2017 at 11:29

    Hallo Diandra. Toll geworden, der Beitrag weckt viele schöne Erinnerungen in mir. Vielen Dank für´s Verlinken. Unser absoluter Tipp was Essen angeht ist “piesbypost” in Lochinver. Wir sind durch Zufall reingestolpert und fanden die süßen und herzhaften Kuchenteilchen grandios. Wie die Schotten dann Punkt 18 zum Dinner einfallen … kann man hier auch erleben. Herrlich. Lg Sandra

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    • bakingavenue 18. January 2017 at 13:17

      Hallo Sandra. Vielen Dank 🙂 Und natürlich hab ich dich sehr gerne verlinkt! Den Tipp werde ich mir auf jeden Fall merken. Klingt echt super 🙂
      LG Diandra

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  • Sarah 21. January 2017 at 21:55

    In Schottland war ich noch nicht, aber bei deinen tollen Impressionen, bekommt man gleich Fernweh!
    So tolle Bilder 🙂
    Ganz Liebe Grüße Sarah <3

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    • bakingavenue 22. January 2017 at 13:56

      Freut mich sehr, dass dir der Beitrag gefällt und Lust auf Schottland gemacht hat. 🙂
      Liebe Grüße, Diandra

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