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.
Classic “Old Town” architecture on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
St. Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile, the main street in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
A view of Edinburgh Castle, the most visited attraction in all of Scotland.
Another view of the Old Town. Taken in Greyfriars Kirk.
Colorful buildings at Grassmarket.
Adorable Dean Village. Who wouldn’t want to live here? So romantic.
The Lowlands are beautiful and a preview of what’s to come.
Lochs + Castles = Classic Highland Scenery
Doune Castle also known as the Monty Python Castle.
A hidden waterfall in Scotland’s Highlands.
So much lush greenery in every corner.
Hairy Coos are common sights in the Highlands, too!
The road to nowhere.
A view of Oban, a fishing village that provides easy access to Mull and Iona.
Boats in Oban’s harbor.
Oban’s Distillery. Scotland is known for its whisky.
Lovely views from the ferry’s deck.
A rainbow on Mull, one of Scotland’s many islands.
Iona Abbey on Iona. The Book of Kells was said to be made here.
My small boat to Staffa!
Staffa is uninhabited but definitely worth your time.
Inside the cave on Staffa. Crazy rock formations, huh?
Puffins on Staffa.
I saw these purple flowers everywhere and loved them.
These canals make it possible to sail throughout the country.
Glencoe’s plunging valleys.
Who could ask for a better place to hike?
Feel like you’re living inside a fairytale yet?
Yes, the water’s quite cold.
Could this place seriously be any greener? Just wow.
Relaxing Plockton. A true gem in the Highlands.
Plockton’s pleasant waterfront. I want one of those houses.
Isle of Skye is known for its incredible natural beauty.
A little stream on the Isle of Skye.
Sgurr nan Gillean, one of the most famous Cuillin peaks, on Skye.
Stunning view of Neist Point Lighthouse.
Quiraing on the Isle of Skye looks like a fantasy novel.
Or how about this view? So blue.
Who else adores waterfalls as much as I do? Skye has plenty.
Dunvegan Castle on Skye. Who else wants to move in?
Gardens at Dunvegan Castle.
Portree is Skye’s largest town.
Incredible reflections in Loch Carron.
Everyone knows and loves Eilean Donan Castle.
Another view of my absolute favorite castle in Scotland!
Flowers are abundant in the summer months.
Are you sick of lochs and mountains and clouds yet? Nahhh.
Search for the infamous monster at Loch Ness.
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!