So we planned our Honeymoon to UK and our first stop was Scotland. We stayed there for 5 nights in total and this blog would be about what you must do in Scotland, what we missed and what you can skip. So stay tuned till the end. J
But, on the other hand, Do you know girls one must not wait for the husband’s to get it all planned for you. PLAN IT YOURSELF and then discuss it with him if he wants to add more things to it. It really helps.
If you are visiting Scotland don’t limit yourselves to city but stay in country side too.
We started our journey from Delhi and landed at Edinburgh airport from where we were supposed to hire a self driven car to Isle of Skye. YOU MUST CARRY CREDIT CARDS with you if you are looking to self drive but for some unknown reasons we dint carry it and only had access to my local debit card. 🙁
Though thanks to our Travel Agent he booked a taxi at the end moment who drove us to Isle of Skye and to be honest it was much peaceful because it was a six hour long journey and after boarding a flight for 8-9 hours, driving in an unknown country for this long was seriously off limits. Though we took one long break at Glencoe, man it was beautiful. We had a lovely time there.
We booked our stay at Duisdale Hotel in Isle of Skye. It was one of the best hotels I can find in the area plus it had Michelin star restaurant so I thought why not! When we first stepped in the hotel, it gave us a feeling of warm cozy boutique hotel and well, it really was amazing! We took half board package for 2 nights and the food we were served was delicious. I am that kind of vegetarian who eat eggs and doesn’t mind just trying meat ( I don’t know what you call that kind of person, LOL) and he is a hardcore non vegetarian so it suited both of us. On entering we were welcomed with two glasses of white wine, which was lovely and then we were headed to our cozy room.
In short, If you are visiting Isle of Skye, which you must if you are visiting Scotland this is a hotel where you can surely stay at.
Though we had a lot of plans in Isle of Skye but sadly as there was no self driven car we couldn’t visit any if it! 🙁 So if you are visiting to that side, do plan a minimum stay of 3 nights and try to visit these places:
- Isle Of Raasay
- Old Man of Storr
- Neist Point Lighthouse
- Fairy Glen
- Kilt Rock
If you are wondering what we actually did if we din’t visit these places, well first night came out to be the most tiring day and night because of traveling and reaching the hotel. Second day, well! there was this hot water tub at Duisdale Hotel amongst the mountains and greenery and we couldn’t resist dipping in at after all it was Honeymoon. We also walked toward an amazing cafe named An Crubh, it was like 20 mins walk and man! IT WAS AWESOME. So in short, we sinked in the beauty around while traveling and stopping in between and lazed around near and around the property for super chill day and night.
But honestly, if you have days and do visit the above mentioned places and don’t forget Inverness. Missed all.
Third day we moved to Edinburgh and stayed at The Dunstane House. Well you can surely skip this hotel and stay somewhere else, it’s overpriced and have quite small rooms. Edinburgh overall is a beautiful city where it rains, I guess almost everyday and city almost sleeps by 6 pm. So if you have anything planned you need to be an early riser.
a. Water of Leith, We did visit here as it was close by from where we were staying. Edinburgh can be covered by foot or some occassional times by buses as the buses are quite frequent there and we love how well organised it was. Water of Leith is a beautiful place that even look more gorgeous in night.
b. Arthur’s Seat, It was much planned but due to heavy rain and strong wind the locals out there strongly recommended to not even think visiting there.
d. Edinburgh Castle, a must if you are a fan of history and for me it had good skyline views of the Edinburgh.
e. We also went through Whisky Distillery tour. It’s one of those tours where they make you understand the history of Scottish Wine and how it’s divided amongst regions. Not like that you are going ample of scotch and get drunk, nah! That’s not gonna happen ! 😛
f. Do visit Grassmarket on Thursday for some awesome street food from different countries. The rush and the line there is mind boggling. PS: It’s next to Victoria Street only.
Also when it comes to food other the Grass Market and world Famous Nandos, do try Pizza Express, it’s super yummy, there is also one famous cafe called Ryan’s, its just good for drinks and hanging out, food is not upto the mark.
In short, it was a wonderful stay, next time if I get a chance to explore Scotland, I will prefer more of the country side than main Edinburgh.
Also, stay tuned on our detailed blog on LONDON.