After a short and sweet visit to Edinburgh, we headed out early Monday morning to check out some of the small Scottish towns along the coast on our way up to Inverness. It was our first real day of driving and we were excited to see what would present itself along the way.
We first stopped in the tiny town of Perth to check out Scone Palace, but it ended up being closed, which was a bummer because I wanted some scones. Still, we stopped to stretch our legs and goof off at a local playground.
Our next stop was the coastal town of Arbroath, where pretty much everything looked like it belonged on a postcard. We pulled over by the marina for a picnic lunch before exploring the town.
Speaking of which, yum!! Going to a huge grocery store with so many options made me feel like a kid in a candy store with a credit card. I didn’t even know where to start! My mouth was watering at the sight of so many things I’d forgotten. That cranberry sunflower bread in the top right corner was legit.
After lunch, we walked around the town center, where we saw this beautiful abbey from the 12th century.
We took one last glance at the sunset before quickly heading to our final destination for the day before running out of light.
We pulled into one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen in my life. Seriously…the sky looked like it was on fire.
And then there was Dunnottar Castle. This was truly one of the most magical places I’ve ever been. Bridges, waterfalls, and a crazy sunset all paving the way to an incredible medieval fortress by the sea…needless to say, it felt a little surreal.
As if all that weren’t magical enough, on the way out, there was another auspicious sighting…
…THE SUPERMOON! This picture isn’t the best, but it was pretty incredible in person! It was so big and orange and effervescent.
It was a truly unforgettable experience. After stopping for some Five Guys and peanut butter and jelly cupcakes in Aberdeen, we continued on to Inverness where we proceeded to crash in our Airbnb.