We wanted our last days in Scotland to be spent exploring the stunning country. Scotland has so much to offer, and since none of us know when we’ll be able to make it back, we wanted to make the most of it.With that in mind, we checked out of our Airbnb and hit the open road to travel around the North Coast 500!
There’s a very good chance that even if you haven’t stepped foot on Scottish soil, you’ve seen Doune Castle. The iconic castle has been featured as Wintefell in Game of Thrones, Castle Leoch in Outlander, and most notably, in several scenes of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The castle was such an important set in Monty Python and the Holy Grail that the audio guide for the castle is narrated by Terry Jones!
Having now laid eyes on Loch Lomond, I can confirm that the description of its “bonnie banks and bonnie braes” is completely accurate. The sun may not have been shining bright that day, but the views were stunning nonetheless.
Edinburgh Day Two promised to be more succinct: we had a plan we were going to stick to, and it only involved one destination – the Palace of Holyrood. Along the drive in, though the route was slightly different, we still saw plentiful churches and other buildings.
One of the best parts of basing ourselves in Stirling for the first half of our time in Scotland is that it meant easy access to several locations we were interested in taking day trips to. Up first: Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.