Secondary

Photo Essay: 50 Photos that will Inspire You to Visit Scotland

scotland photos

In my “traveling career,” I’ve visited Scotland twice. 

Lush, green, beautiful, wild Scotland. Both times this country’s scenery and cityscapes blew me away. Don’t be surprised if Scotland calls me back again. I can’t get enough of this place. I’m not even kidding. If I could move tomorrow, I would.

On my most recent trip, I took over 700 photos, but I feel a little guilty, because no camera can truly capture Scotland’s beauty. I mean, the Highlands? How do you even begin to replicate the splendor of purple flowers, deep lochs, high mountains… You can’t!

Enjoy these Scotland photos anyway. I hope you feel inspired to visit one of my favorite destinations on earth in the near future. It’s worth it. Absolutely worth it.




Scotland photos

Classic “Old Town” architecture on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

scotland photos

St. Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile, the main street in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

scotland photos

A view of Edinburgh Castle, the most visited attraction in all of Scotland. 

Scotland Photos

Another view of the Old Town. Taken in Greyfriars Kirk.

Scotland Photos

Colorful buildings at Grassmarket.

Scotland Photos

Adorable Dean Village. Who wouldn’t want to live here? So romantic.

Scotland Photos

The Lowlands are beautiful and a preview of what’s to come.

Scotland photos

Lochs + Castles = Classic Highland Scenery

Scotland Photos

Doune Castle also known as the Monty Python Castle. 

scotland photos

A hidden waterfall in Scotland’s Highlands.

Scotland photos

So much lush greenery in every corner.

scotland photos

Hairy Coos are common sights in the Highlands, too!

Scotland Photos

The road to nowhere.

Scotland photos

A view of Oban, a fishing village that provides easy access to Mull and Iona.

Scotland photos

Boats in Oban’s harbor.

Scotland Photos

Oban’s Distillery. Scotland is known for its whisky.

Scotland photos

Lovely views from the ferry’s deck.

Scotland photos

A rainbow on Mull, one of Scotland’s many islands.

Scotland photos

Iona Abbey on Iona. The Book of Kells was said to be made here.

Scotland Photos

My small boat to Staffa!

Scotland Photos

Staffa is uninhabited but definitely worth your time.

Scotland Photos

Inside the cave on Staffa. Crazy rock formations, huh?

scotland photos

Puffins on Staffa. 

Scotland Photos

I saw these purple flowers everywhere and loved them.

Scotland Photos

These canals make it possible to sail throughout the country.

Scotland Photos

Glencoe’s plunging valleys. 

Scotland Photos

Who could ask for a better place to hike?

Scotland Photos

Feel like you’re living inside a fairytale yet?

Scotland Photos

Yes, the water’s quite cold.

Scotland Photos

Could this place seriously be any greener? Just wow.

Scotland Photos

Relaxing Plockton. A true gem in the Highlands.

Scotland Photos

Plockton’s pleasant waterfront. I want one of those houses.

Scotland photos

Isle of Skye is known for its incredible natural beauty.

Scotland photos

A little stream on the Isle of Skye.

Scotland photos

Sgurr nan Gillean, one of the most famous Cuillin peaks, on Skye.

scotland photos

Stunning view of Neist Point Lighthouse.

scotland photos

Quiraing on the Isle of Skye looks like a fantasy novel. 

Scotland Photos

Or how about this view? So blue.

Scotland photos

Who else adores waterfalls as much as I do? Skye has plenty.

Scotland Photos

Dunvegan Castle on Skye. Who else wants to move in?

Scotland Photos

Gardens at Dunvegan Castle. 

Scotland Photos

Portree is Skye’s largest town. 

scotland photos

Incredible reflections in Loch Carron.

scotland photos

Everyone knows and loves Eilean Donan Castle.

Scotland Photos

Another view of my absolute favorite castle in Scotland!

scotland photos

Flowers are abundant in the summer months.

scotland photos

Are you sick of lochs and mountains and clouds yet? Nahhh.

scotland photos

Search for the infamous monster at Loch Ness.

Scotland Photos

St. Andrews Cathedral at St. Andrews in Fife.

The Old Course at St. Andrews. Let’s play golf!

Hope you enjoyed all these Scotland photos. Do you want to visit Scotland? Which photo was your favorite? As always, thanks for all your support!




, , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply