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Edinburgh, Scotland, is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Europe. A walk through one of its castles or monuments brings travelers face-to-face with some of the most important moments in world history. But getting to know the “real” Scotland means stepping outside of its capital city and into one of the more rural communities in the Scottish Highlands.
Once the home of warring Scottish clans, the Highlands today are dotted with majestic mountains and the ruins of once-regal castles. A day trip from Edinburgh gives just a taste of the beauty and history that the Highlands has to offer. On a recent trip, we boarded a bus with 14 other tourists eager to get a peak at the famous Scottish Highlands. Here are some highlights we saw along the way.
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