28 Mind Blowing Photos Of Scotland

Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world! Click through to see 28 Mind Blowing Photos of Scotland - Avenly Lane Travel

Scotland is a place that I still have not been able to go to!  I have always dreamed of visiting Scotland, but somehow it has consistently slipped through the cracks.  Thankfully, I am about to rectify this mistake as my husband and I are currently planning our first trip there for later this year.  I seriously can’t wait!

Even though Scotland can often be overcast, the lack of sun doesn’t do anything to take away the allure.  Supposedly the landscapes alone make it worth the trip.   I have heard them described as awe-inspiring, powerful, and even spiritual.  The country’s crumbling ruins interspersed throughout the landscapes truly move travelers (Um, yes please).

I think these photos speak for themselves.

Side note – Have any of you men been there?  Or girls had husbands/boyfriends that went?  Thankfully my husband is willing to go, but Scotland is NOT his first choice.

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-Claire

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Glencoe mountains Scottish Highlands United Kingdom in a cloudy day. Click through to see 28 Mind Blowing Photos of Scotland - Avenly Lane Travel

Glencoe mountains in the Scottish Highlands.

Gorgeous autumn colors in the Highlands. Oh what I would give to live in that house! Cliick through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland!

Gorgeous autumn colors in the Highlands.  Oh what I would give to live in that house!

Gorgeous Scottish castle! 28 Mind Blowing Photos of Scotland - Avenly Lane Travel

Eilean Donan Castle is located on a small tidal island in the western Highlands of Scotland.  Definitely a must see. 

The green valley river mountains in the Pentland Hills covered by violet heather flowers. Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland!

The green valley river mountains in the Pentland Hills covered by violet heather flowers.

Edinburgh castle (purple lights) and the cityscape at night. Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland!

Edinburgh castle (purple lights) and the cityscape at night.

The Claunie river in Winter after a snow fall. Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland!

The Claunie river in Winter after a snow fall.

The Hermitage Bridge near Dunkeld Scotland. Click through to see 20 mind blowing photos of Scotland!

The Hermitage Bridge near Dunkeld Scotland.

Glefinnan viaduct Scottish Highlands United Kingdom in a stormy day! Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland!

Glenfinnan Viaduct is a rail bridge in Glenfinnan, Lochaber.

Autumn magic forest on the shores of Lochness, Scotland! Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland! - Avenly Lane Travel

Autumn view of the magic forest on the shores of Lochness.

Fairy Pools in Scotland! Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland! - Avenly Lane Travel Photo: Source Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 2.0)

Beautiful Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle.

Scottish highlands! Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland! - Avenly Lane Travel

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye.

Gorgeous Scottish castle! Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland! - Avenly Lane Travel

Urquhart castle. 

The beach at North Berwick, East Lothian. Click through to check out 28 more mind blowing photos of Scotland!

The beach at North Berwick, East Lothian.

City view of Edinburgh. Edinburgh is the capital city and second most populous city in Scotland. Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland! - Avenly Lane Travel

City view of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

Lochness in Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom! Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland! - Avenly Lane Travel

Lochness in the highlands (sorry, no monster in this picture).

A lone tree partially submerged in the water of Loch Lomond. Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland!

A lone tree partially submerged in the water of Loch Lomond.

View on Portree before sunset. Click through to see 28 more mind blowing photos of Scotland!

View on Portree before sunset.

Rapeseed fields in Springtime. Click through to see 28 more mind blowing photos of Scotland!

Rapeseed fields in Springtime. 

Gorgeous Scottish Castle! Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland! - Avenly Lane Travel

Edinburgh castle. 

Alpine landscape in Cuillin Mountains, Highlands of Scotland! Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland! - Avenly Lane Travel

Alpine landscape in Cuillin Mountains.

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One more of the Scottish highlands.

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The forth bridge in South Queensferry.

Eilan Donan Castle, medieval fortress in Scotland (I know I have this one in here twice, but it is my favorite.) Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland!

Eilan Donan Castle, medieval fortress in Scotland (I know I have this one in here twice, but it is my favorite.) 

Neist Point Lighthouse and rocky coastline on the Isle of Skye. Click through to see 28 mind blowing photos of Scotland!

Neist Point Lighthouse and rocky coastline on the Isle of Skye.

Red river through a gorge in Finnich Glen (The Devil's Pulpit). The river turns red because of the red rock residue. Click through to see 28 mimnd blowing photos of Scotland!Photo: john mcsporran / Flickr (CC 2.0)

Red river through a gorge in Finnich Glen (The Devil’s Pulpit).  The river turns red because of the red rock residue. 

Edinburgh city viewPhoto: Big Stock Photo

Edinburgh city view on a rainy day.

 

Have any of you been to Scotland?  

What would you recommend seeing? 

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  • Sorry Julie, I Thought website address would appear in post site address is http://www.Scotland-Travel-blog.com

  • Monika says:

    Really, mind-blowing photos of Scotland! Learn some new and challenging things from your blog and keep it up…

  • Bruce Kennedy says:

    Hi, Claire. Great blog site!

    Scotland is such a beautiful country you are sure to be enthralled – I’ve been twice and hope to return again soon. I have traveled to many parts of the world, but Scotland holds a special place bcs of the landscape, people, history and heritage (ancestral homeland). As a photographer and hiker, my purpose for traveling to Scotland was to capture iconic images (many of the same scenes you have posted here) and to hike in the mountains of the Western Highlands and Isle of Skye. I found Portree to be a great base for seeing all of Skye (it will be incredibly busy with tourists in August), and also a wonderful boutique hotel near Eilean Donan Castle at Kintal, appropriately called Kintail Lodge. Kintail is a great place to hike a number of the mountains in the area of Glen Sheil. Perhaps you should challenge your husband to hike the Five Sisters of Kintail, where the trail begins just a short walk from this lodge.

    On Skye there are many hiking trails in the valleys and across the Cullin. Driving anywhere on the island is easy. Be sure to visit Talisker Bay as well, as there is an amazing waterfall there where the water may be pushed back up the cliff edge by the wind.

    Finding the right location on Skye at the right time of day for photography can be a bit tricky . To help with this, Marcus McAdam (www.marcusmcadam.com), an award-winning photographer on Skye, has produce a small booklet to guide you to the locations and give insights into how to best view and photograph these places. I was fortunate to go out with Marcus on shoots for a couple of days, and also used his booklet throughout my stay.

    The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is well worth seeing, which runs through August. Great entertainment and fun to chat with the performers. Also lots of small, quaint villages in the countryside, both in the north and closer to Edinburgh.

    Enjoy!

  • Annie says:

    I really need to see more of Scotland! Have you ever been to the area round St Abb’s in south east Scotland? It’s a little fishing village with an incredible coastline to the north – absolutely beautiful

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