Roadtrip Scotland – Part 3 – Northern Highlands

After Island of Sky we continued our way to the north to visit the heart of Scotland – Northern Highlands.  I can say this was really our highlight of our trip. Past the point when we reached the Loch Torridon till the point when we turned back south at Dunnet’s Head.

Ardvreck Castle

Ardvreck Castle was my favourite of all castles we saw on our trip. In the middle of nowhere, moody weather, around a giant lake, mountains in the back, what else can I say. Breathtaking. I wish I could teleport myself there everyday, just to calm my mind and soul.

Here is another picture of the it, just because, now when I am at home, I cannot stop looking at it and admiring it how beautiful it is.

Kyle of Durness

We stayed overnight near the village called Keoldale and had a beautiful sunset overlooking the lake. In the morning we continued our way to Durness to see the famous Sango Bay beach and Smoo Cave.

Smoo Cave and Sango Bay

Smoo Cave is the main attraction in Durness. It is a conjoined sea cave and freshwater cave with a small river running through it and a waterfall which appears in wet weather. According to Wikipedia the surrounding coastline is some of Europe’s most isolated and spectacular, with the nearby Clo Mor Cliffs being the highest on the British mainland.

We were really blown away by the nature here. And I could say this was the highlight of our trip. It was so serene and quite, that despite having a severe cold here I have it in a good memory and would definitely return here and explore more. Before heading off we also stopped at Cocoa Mounatain Balnakeil –  chocolate cafe and shop. The selection of hand-made chocolate is brilliant here and the cafe is bright, spacious and warm with coffee and tea, biscuits and other sweet treats in addition to hot chocolate.

Dunnet Head

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