Summer in Scotland - part I

Summer in Scotland - well, it sounds a bit contradictory… Scotland is probably not the first destination you will think of when you plan your summer vacation. Most people will associate summer with beaches, lots of sun, and a nice warm climate. These are, without offending anyone, not characteristics of Scotland! However, there are many other reasons for paying Scotland a visit and judged on the crowds at some of the attractions, not all people go to the beaches for their summer vacation.

Beautiful landscapes

The landscapes in Scotland are famous all over. Most famous are the beautiful highlands that are very suitable for good walks and hikes. At several occasions the highlands have starred in movies as a stunning backdrop. Among others can be mentioned Skyfall and Rob Roy.

Glen Nevis, Fort William, Scotland

Glen Nevis, Loch Eil, and Fort William, Scotland

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Railway Bridge crossing Loch Awe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Lots of castles

The highlands have set the stage for many clan fights and wars against England. Today it is a peaceful country but many castles bear witness about the past. Some of these castles are well preserved while others are just ruins. Not making them less fascinating though...

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Scotland

Urquhart Castle, Scotland

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Castle Stalker, Scotland

Charming small villages

You will find many small and charming villages scattered around Scotland. They invite you for a stroll and often the local pub can offer a good meal.

Old building in Drymen, Scotland

Beautiful boulder houses in the main street of Pitlochry, Scotland

Portree harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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Photo credits: Philipmorch.

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Great blog Philip. I want to go back to Scotland. :)

   Mountain goats in the hill   

   Small falls and creek in Highland, Scotland   

   Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland   

   Scotland landscape showing mountains lake and reflection   


Thanks, Enrique. Much appreciated :-)


Your images are amazing. Congratulations, great blog.

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