A Visit to Scotland

Elliean Donan
It’s that time again for having a week off from work and going somewhere interesting. So, after an Easy Jet plane trip we arrived at Inverness airport in sunny Scotland. After we picked our hire car up we made our way to Dores which is right by the north east edge of Loch Ness in the central highlands of Scotland. Once we sorted a room out at the local B&B we headed out for a short walk by Loch Ness to have a quick search for Nessy before heading to the Dores Inn for some beers and food. Once successfully stuffed we headed back for a good nights sleep. The next day we had a road trip around the highlands as it’s one of the easiest ways to cover a large area of sights in one day seeing as we had a wedding to attend the next day. Our first stop was the world famous Elliean Donan Castle which is on the main route to the Isle of Skye so you can’t really miss it. Upon seeing it for the first time (actually on a poster in the tourist information center in Drumnadrochit) I knew exactly where I’d seen it before and that was in the film Highlander (so we most definitely had to visit). That visit has now made me want to watch the film again but only that one (ie none of sequels as they don’t exist….you’ll know what I mean if you like the first one).
The Stag
After spending some time admiring the castle, the contents and the sights (which are eye watering) we left and made our way over the interesting single track (with passing places) road over the misty mountains to Glen Mhor Hotel where we got ourselves sorted out before heading out for a quick bite to eat and then back to the hotel. I actually made it out again afterwards for a quick beer with the lads for Ike’s last day of freedom before he got hitched the next day. 🙂