On my first weekend in Scotland I decided to take a trip to the famous Scottish highlands. Beautiful glaciated mountains, cliché sheep farms and idyllic small town’s dotted the 2.5 hour train ride from Aberdeen to Inverness. There’s a particular area near Inverness that I’ve always wanted to visit. This lake, or loch as it is know in Scotland, it probably the most famous lake in the world. It’s not really the lake that makes it famed; it’s the mysterious resident that supposedly lives there. Yes, if you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about Loch Ness and the infamous monster “Nessie.”
I spent a little over 24 hours Inverness, taking the guided tour of Loch Ness, exploring the kilt & whiskey shops and spending a semi-late night at the famous Hootananny tavern.
If you have 20 minutes to kill, go ahead and ride along with me on the Loch Ness bus tour
Despite being the middle of winter, I was pretty lucky with the weather and had a really nice time. Visiting the highlands in the summer would definitely be a better, but it’s nice missing the large crowds that allegedly swamp the area.