When traveling in Scotland during les vacances de Noël last year, I was struck by the contrast between the two cities which I visited: Glasgow and Edinburgh. While the former is very much an artsy, progressive city, the latter is very much rooted in history, with its eponymous castle and medieval old town, thereby making it a popular destination for travelers when visiting Scotland.
While still in Glasgow during last year’s winter holidays, I made a day trip over to the Scottish Highlands, since I’d heard that they were gorgeous and not to be missed while visiting Scotland. I’d booked a coach tour beforehand (which was about 50 euros, or rather approximately 41 pounds) that was set to leave bright and early at 8h00 and from there I would spent the whole time touring as much of the Highlands as I could do in one day.
After a brief, but lovely visit to Ireland during last year’s vacances de Noël, I made my way over to Scotland, the land of bagpipes, Scottish kilts, and haggis (which I actually tried while there, but more on that later!). In total, I spent about five days there, hitting the main cities of the Lowlands (Glasgow and Edinburgh) while also making a day trip over to the Highlands.
Rainy night in Glasgow, Scotland (December 2015).
Edinburgh Castle viewed from Princes Street Gardens (Dec 2015).