Last weekend, I spent a glorious few days in the Highlands. One of my closest friends moved to Wick earlier this year, and so it was a great excuse to go and see a very bonnie part of Scotland that I hadn’t visited before. I must caveat this post by saying that I had no real expectations of Wick, or any of the surrounding areas, but my friend managed to cram in a whole lot of beautiful places in a little over 72 hours. I’d now urge you to pay this part of the world a visit – it really is so pretty.
Firstly, there is Reiss beach, which is simply stunning. The sun shined all morning while my friend’s little girl played in the sand and ran in and out of the rock pools. I can see why it’s one of my friend’s favourite places.
On the same day we drove to John O’Groats – you can’t go to the very top of Scotland and not pay a visit to John O’Groats. There were some lovely brightly coloured cottages up there, that really stood out on the landscape. We had lunch, ate ice cream, and then headed for home. It was a perfect day.
An hour from Wick there’s Dunrobin Castle, which to me, looks like something straight out of a fairytale. And believe it or not, people do actually live there! There are parts of the building that are open to the public, which we spent lots of time exploring and imagining what life would be like living somewhere so grand. Before exploring the castle’s beautifully manicured gardens, we had a lovely bowl of soup in the tea room, which we both needed as houses that size are far from warm.
It was a great weekend and thanks to my lovely friend, I got a real taste of the Highlands. How was your weekend? I hope you had fun whatever you got up to!4 likes