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Goodrick Summer Adventure Part 4 // Scotland

Hey babes! Our blog series about our European adventure continues! If you missed the previous posts about Finland, Amsterdam, and Paris, check ’em out.

After visiting several big cities, we were excited to spend a few days in Edinburgh, Scotland. I’ll be honest, when planning this trip, I was least excited for Scotland, however, it quickly became my favorite destination we visited. Maybe it was the gray weather (which I love), maybe it was the super sweet locals, or maybe the amazing fish and chips, but Scotland blew me away.

After landing in Edinburgh and picking up our rental car, we were quickly introduced (or shall I say catapulted) into driving in the UK. Not only do they drive on the left, but our manual transmission car also required sitting on the right, navigating new roads and new directions, all while shifting with the left hand. Let’s just say, it was interesting. 😉

We quickly realized driving in Edinburgh was not for the faint of heart and opted to leave our rental car at our Airbnb and navigate the city by bus. Our first stop was the Edinburgh Castle. We took a quick walking tour to hear more about the history and then explored on our own. The castle provided the best view overlooking the city!

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Edinburgh also happens to be well known for the “birthplace” of Harry Potter, so of course, we explored all the HP places for our friends back home. 😉 Here’s a peek at Diagon Alley!

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy Goodrick

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy Goodrick

While we were visiting, it happened to be the weekend of the Royal Tattoo (a music festival) and the Fringe (a performance art festival). Both of these city-wide events created a great energy throughout the city and we were excited to experience it!

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The boys are big fans of Whiskey, so we found ourselves at the Scotish Whiskey Experience. We toured over 4000 bottles of whiskey, learned all about the making of whiskey, and then sampled a few too! Despite the boys’ serious faces, they were secretly fangirling on the inside. 🙂

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While I suffered through the boys’ whiskey-themed experiences on our agenda (jk, it was fun!), I also got to experience my favorite thing, COFFEE. Cult Coffee quickly became a fav and we stopped by a few times during our time in Edinburgh. Plus, their logo is amazing. Am I right?

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After a few days in Edinburgh, we drove north through the countryside towards Loch Ness, but first, a stop at Dalwhinnie Distillery. We toured their distillery, learned all about whiskey making, and obviously sampled a few. The boys were in heaven and came home with a few souvenirs. 🙂

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After our time at Dalwhinnie, we headed further north to Loch Ness. The hour drive through the back roads, without lane lines, while driving on the left, might be the most stressful situation Mike and I have experienced in our entire marriage. But I don’t want to be dramatic. 😉

We arrived at Loch Ness in one piece, devoured some fish n chips, and then headed to the boat tour of Loch Ness Lake! We even got a peek at Nessie, take a look!

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After a few hours exploring Loch Ness and the area, we headed to Inverness for one night in an adorable Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the little town. We walked to a local pub for dinner, enjoyed drinks, and the next day headed back South to visit a few castles along the way. It was the perfect ending to our time in Scotland.

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We have one final blog post to wrap up our European adventure, stay tuned for Iceland!

Hey babes! Our blog series about our European adventure continues! If you missed the previous posts about Finland, Amsterdam, and Paris, check ’em out.

After visiting several big cities, we were excited to spend a few days in Edinburgh, Scotland. I’ll be honest, when planning this trip, I was least excited for Scotland, however, it quickly became my favorite destination we visited. Maybe it was the gray weather (which I love), maybe it was the super sweet locals, or maybe the amazing fish and chips, but Scotland blew me away.

After landing in Edinburgh and picking up our rental car, we were quickly introduced (or shall I say catapulted) into driving in the UK. Not only do they drive on the left, but our manual transmission car also required sitting on the right, navigating new roads and new directions, all while shifting with the left hand. Let’s just say, it was interesting. 😉

We quickly realized driving in Edinburgh was not for the faint of heart and opted to leave our rental car at our Airbnb and navigate the city by bus. Our first stop was the Edinburgh Castle. We took a quick walking tour to hear more about the history and then explored on our own. The castle provided the best view overlooking the city!

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy Goodrick

Edinburgh also happens to be well known for the “birthplace” of Harry Potter, so of course, we explored all the HP places for our friends back home. 😉 Here’s a peek at Diagon Alley!

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy Goodrick

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy Goodrick

While we were visiting, it happened to be the weekend of the Royal Tattoo (a music festival) and the Fringe (a performance art festival). Both of these city-wide events created a great energy throughout the city and we were excited to experience it!

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy Goodrick

The boys are big fans of Whiskey, so we found ourselves at the Scotish Whiskey Experience. We toured over 4000 bottles of whiskey, learned all about the making of whiskey, and then sampled a few too! Despite the boys’ serious faces, they were secretly fangirling on the inside. 🙂

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy Goodrick

While I suffered through the boys’ whiskey-themed experiences on our agenda (jk, it was fun!), I also got to experience my favorite thing, COFFEE. Cult Coffee quickly became a fav and we stopped by a few times during our time in Edinburgh. Plus, their logo is amazing. Am I right?

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy Goodrick

After a few days in Edinburgh, we drove north through the countryside towards Loch Ness, but first, a stop at Dalwhinnie Distillery. We toured their distillery, learned all about whiskey making, and obviously sampled a few. The boys were in heaven and came home with a few souvenirs. 🙂

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After our time at Dalwhinnie, we headed further north to Loch Ness. The hour drive through the back roads, without lane lines, while driving on the left, might be the most stressful situation Mike and I have experienced in our entire marriage. But I don’t want to be dramatic. 😉

We arrived at Loch Ness in one piece, devoured some fish n chips, and then headed to the boat tour of Loch Ness Lake! We even got a peek at Nessie, take a look!

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy Goodrick

After a few hours exploring Loch Ness and the area, we headed to Inverness for one night in an adorable Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the little town. We walked to a local pub for dinner, enjoyed drinks, and the next day headed back South to visit a few castles along the way. It was the perfect ending to our time in Scotland.

Summer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickSummer Adventure to Scotland Suzy GoodrickScotland, you were beautiful and your people are the nicest. We can’t wait to visit the UK again.

We have one final blog post to wrap up our European adventure, stay tuned for Iceland!

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