Staying in Scotland was one of the best experiences of our lives! I could honestly move back and live forever and never think about the US again. It’s forever green and everyone is so unbelieveably nice that it could almost make you sick. The architecture and rich history could keep you busy for years and never see the same things twice. We wanted to share our experiences with you guys on where we stayed while on our trip!
So we didn’t actually go anywhere in Glasgow besides our B&B, but we loved it so much we had to add it to the list! We stayed at the Oak Tree Inn (owned by the Fraser family, calling all Outlander Fans!) on our way from London to Loch Ness and enjoyed our stay so much. We had a complimentary buffet breakfast where we tried haggis for the first time.
Oak Tree Inn: https://www.theoaktreeinn.co.uk
Drumnadrochit (Loch Ness)
While in Loch Ness we stayed at Loch Ness Glamping. Loch Ness Glamping is a cute little B&B type of place that includes “pods” for you to stay in that include everything you could possibly need while staying there. It’s about 5 minutes from the center of Drumnadrochit and about 10 minutes from Urquhart Castle! They offer different foods to buy during your stay and they have a rec room that has an extensive DVD collection, a ping pong table, and goodies in the fridge!
Loch Ness Glamping: http://www.lochnessglamping.co.uk/about.htm
During our stay in Edinburgh, we stayed at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club. I cannot say enough good things about this place! Dalmahoy is about 5 minutes from the tram station, and from there about 10 minutes from the center of Edinburgh!! The Dalmahoy has a rich history when it comes to Scotland! Mary Queen of Scots is said to have been a visitor to Dalmahoy and when she was later imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle, the Douglas family came to her aid. George Douglas, who was in love with her, was banished for concocting a plan to free her. His brother, William Douglas then helped her escape and threw the keys of the castle into the loch. In the 19th Century, the loch was drained and the keys were found. These were presented to the Douglas family and are currently held in their home on the Dalmahoy Estate.
Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club: https://www.dalmahoyhotelandcountryclub.co.uk
Tram Station: https://edinburghtrams.com