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Travel around Scotland – Coastal Getaways

micJosé MartíneztodaySeptember 2, 2023 17 1 5

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Exploring Scotland’s Hidden Gems: Coastal Getaways

Welcome to Travel around Scotland Podcast, where we uncover Scotland’s hidden gems, taking you on a journey to picturesque coastal towns and villages that offer unique experiences and breathtaking landscapes. Today, we’re exploring some of the lesser-known destinations that deserve a spot on your travel itinerary. So grab your headphones, sit back, and let’s embark on this adventure.

  1. Portree, Isle of Skye: Our first stop is Portree, the bustling capital of the Isle of Skye. This charming town offers a variety of attractions, from leisure centers to boat cruises. Don’t miss the Portree Colour House Viewpoint for a stunning view of rainbow houses by the harbor.
  2. Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire: Stonehaven boasts the largest recreational harbor in Aberdeenshire. Although no longer a fishing hub, it still serves local fishermen and hosts the exciting Fireball Ceremony on Hogmanay. Plus, the recent Stonehaven Harbour Festival is a must for families.
  3. Lybster Harbour, Caithness: If you’re traveling along the NC500 route, make a pitstop at Lybster Harbour. Enjoy the local scenery and explore the Waterlines cafe and shop. Visit the Waterlines Heritage Centre to learn about the area’s fishing history.
  4. Oban: Known as Scotland’s seafood capital, Oban offers a stunning port view and the renowned Oban Whisky Distillery. Activities abound, including sailing and shark watching. Cyclists will love the scenic routes.
  5. Castlebay, Isle of Barra: Discover the community-owned Castlebay Marina, a perfect starting point for exploring Barra and Vatersay islands. Enjoy nearby facilities, including hotels, cafes, bars, and more. This quaint escape offers relaxation and adventure.
  6. Plockton, Kyle of Lochalsh: Plockton, near Skye, is a paradise for nature lovers. Stroll around and savor local delights, including ice cream and chips. Spend an evening at the Inn and Hotel and take a countryside hike.
  7. Pennan, Aberdeenshire: Famous for its appearance in the film “Local Hero,” Pennan is a must-visit for film buffs. Snap a photo of the iconic red telephone box and enjoy coastal views. Birdwatchers will love spotting razorbills, guillemots, and puffins.
  8. Nairn: Nairn is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning beach, often frequented by dolphins. Marine enthusiasts will find this coastal town a true holiday paradise.
  9. Burghead, Moray: Burghead offers coastal and forest walks, a beautiful beach, and intriguing landmarks like the Burghead Well. It’s an ideal place for a family day out.
  10. Ullapool, Lochbroom: Ullapool’s history with fishing and its picturesque harbor make it a unique destination. Explore Ardmair Beach, Rhue Lighthouse, and other exciting attractions.
  11. Collieston, Ellon: Collieston is a hidden suntrap, perfect for a day of relaxation on its golden shores. This small fishing harbor offers a secluded escape from reality.

That wraps up our journey through these hidden gems of Scotland’s coastal towns and villages. We hope you’ve been inspired to explore these off-the-beaten-path destinations. Remember to pack your sense of adventure and appreciation for natural beauty as you embark on your Scottish coastal adventure. Thanks for tuning in to our travel podcast, and until next time, happy travels!


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