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Free attractions in the north west of Scotland

Free attractions in the north west of Scotland

When you’re this far north in Scotland, the tourist sites are few and far between.  We did, however, happen upon three rather good places to note.  Friends of ours who had done a similar route to us had given us some ideas for free places to explore and stop near, and sometimes recommendation is the best way to go! Smoo cave is right at the top of the country and is a huge cave that you can walk down in…

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Transport options for exploring Scotland

Transport options for exploring Scotland

We had a wonderful time exploring Scotland and it is absolutely one of my favourite places to visit.  We were lucky in that we had our own transport to get us to some out of the way places, but if you don’t have your own car, what options are available to use? Buses Buses are great to get between towns and cities or around some of the larger cities like Edinburgh.  They are really easy to navigate, but try and…

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Single track road, the only way to go

Single track road, the only way to go

After we’d left John O’Groats we couldn’t travel any further north so we had to continue west along the top coast.  There were some pretty grotty towns up that way and I have to say it isn’t a place I’d like to live, much as I do love Scotland.  All grey and depressing looking. The further west you go it starts to get that wild look again and the hills rise up out of nowhere.   I remember stopping at a…

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Changing plans

Changing plans

We had found our perfect spot, a village we loved the look of.  We’d spent the previous evening just doing stuff, watching films, crafting (Alex had learnt how to make friendship bracelets and so was on a mission to make lots!), and I’d even managed to spot an animal I’d never seen in the wild before – an otter.  I was loving this spot, loving the area, loving being just off the tourist trail. Then I managed to get a…

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The Road to Skye

The Road to Skye

Once we left Rum we were in a bit of a quandary about whether we should jump back on a ferry to the Isle of Skye or whether we should go the long way round.  We’d initially thought we’d do the ferry as really we didn’t have a lot of time , but we ended up taking the long way round and I’m really glad we did as it still included areas of Scotland we’d never visited before.   Our…

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