You are planning a visit to Scotland and wondering what there is to see and do. That’s a very hard decision because you have so little time and there is so much choice which is why in this blog I am just recommending activities beginning with B in this blog.
B for Battlefields – specifically Culloden Battlefield
This is a must see to get a true feeling for the Highlands and is on every Outlander fan list. Sitting high above Inverness with poignant views of sea, mountains and moorland you can get a real experience the final Jacobite rising in 1746. Immerse yourself in the realistic battle display at the Visitor Centre, it changed the Highland way of life forever.
B for Beaches
My favourite without a doubt is Roseisle beach – four miles of pure sand with stunning views of the Northern Coast. Put it on your list, grab a picnic and eat it on the beach whilst admiring the view. Findhorn Beach, a real suntrap in Summer, with a gorgeous harbour, pretty views, dolphin watching boat trips and lots of seals adjoins Roseisle and has some lovely places to eat.
B for Books
Looking for a relaxing break, need some R&R, grab a book and a quiet spot in the house, there are plenty of both and just drop out for a while.
B for Bridges
History in Scotland is everywhere. Visit the Packhorse Bridge in Carrbridge – 300 years old and often referred to as the Coffin Bridge. I would not like to walk over it now, let alone with a coffin. Between Culloden and Carrbridge you have Dulsie Bridge – built in 1755 as part of General Wade’s Military Roads connecting Braemar to Fort George. It is a superb place to appreciate the deep gorges of the River Findhorn. And then there is the famous Craigellachie Bridge the oldest surviving cast iron bridge in Scotland built by architect Thomas Telford 200 years ago.
I hope this has helped give you a few ideas, it is quite possible to several of these activities into one day as they are all quite close together. My previous blog Things to in Moray Beginning with A covers things to in Moray with an A and I will be adding more activities every month. If you are planning a trip to Scotland and need help and advice on what to see please feel free to contact me on [email protected]