Today I’m going to talk about Scotland! We went there for about a month so there is A LOT to talk about. A little bit too much to talk about actually… So this is what I’m going to do.
I’m going to talk about the things I loved the most about Scotland.
First of all, what I really liked was the fact that you can visit places they used in the Harry Potter series. You may not know this yet but I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I’m one of those fans that has wands and maurauder maps and that sort of stuff. Oh, I also have a Gryffindor scarf.
Fun fact : Although they planned on filming most scenes in Scotland, they ended up just using the scenery as background for the movie because they couldn’t film there. Wanna know why? … Because there were to much midges (a more evil version of mosquitos) and the actors couldn’t concentrate nor act because of those midges. Now, you may think that they overreacted but actually it is a very big problem for tourists in scotland because those little insects can be very devious, painful and most of all VERY ANNOYING
But back to the point. The Harry Potter Locations in scotland were my absolute favorite things to do while I was travelling through Scotland.
The Harry Potter lake AND the bridge used in one of the most memorable scenes of the harry potter series! We were even lucky enough to see a train ride over the bridge! (btw is that a dementor in the corner of my last picture??)
What I also LOVED about Scotland are the many castles and the medieval feeling you get when you are driving through one of the most magnificent landscapes in the world
Now, I’m going to show you some photo’s we took of some breathtaking castles
This Castle is called Inveraray Castle! This Castle is used in Downton Abbey
This castle is called Eilean Donan Castle. This castle has been the set for many movies :
- Bonnie Prince Charlie starring David Niven (1948)
- The Master of Ballantreee starring Errol Flynn (1953)
- The New Avengers (1976)
- Highlander (1986)
- Loch Ness (1996)
- James Bond – The World is Not Enough (1999)
- BBC One Television Idendity (1997 – 2002)
There is so much I loved about Scotland, I think I loved about everything, but one of the most nicest things I did is …
STAFFA! It’s one of the smallest islands in Scotland and you can go on a search for Puffins (small birds that look like penguins).
These are my absolute favorite things about Scotland, but as I said earlier, I kinda love everything about it!