Scotland has an amazing scenery and I have never ever seen so many sheep in my life :) After a few nights in Edinburgh we drove up to Fort Augustus at Loch Ness to for an overnight stay at the Inch Hotel Loch Ness. Whilst it only has 3 stars it will definitely be for you if you are after a more cosy or rustic and remote option close to nature. The hotel is clean and the standard is absolutely fine – also the dinner was quite good. What I liked most about the hotel was of course the location as you can book your hotel room to be overlooking Loch Ness. The hotel is located just off Loch Ness and invites to go for long walks around the area. One of the other great parts of the hotel is the cosy bar in which you can sit in front of the fireplace, sip your Whisky and have a stunning view over Loch Ness.
Driving Through Scotland
The road from Edinburgh up to Loch Ness is super beautiful. It’s around one hour away from Edinburgh when you can leave the main freeway in favour of routes through Scotland’s stunning landscape. The scenery is really beautiful and you quickly understand why they say that there are more sheep in Scotland than people :) On the way from Edinburgh to Loch Ness you can pass Sterling Castle and lots of Whisky distilleries that often offer Whisky tasting tours.
We decided to take the route via Queen’s View, Pitlochry. This famous sight in Scotland oversees Loch Tummel and is said to have been named after Queen Victoria, following her visit to the area in 1866. It’s definitely worth a stop as also the route to get there is equally beautiful. There is a small visitor centre next to Queen’s View, so you could grab a Cappuccino and relax a bit before you continue your way up North. I would also recommend to plan in a break in Pitlochry. The town is absolutely gorgeous due to its architecture. For me it definitely had a bit of a fairy tale flair :)