The Highlands

Exploring Applecross Peninsula in Wester Ross

Reaching Applecross Peninsula Once you’ve navigated your way up and over the winding hairpin bends of the Bealach na Bà road, you’ll reach Applecross. Or as the locals know it ‘the street’. A remote peninsula in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands, Applecross feels like the edge of the world, in a good way. Believed to be one of Scotland’s earliest settlements, it’s easy to get lost in the beauty…

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What to Expect Driving the Bealach na Bà Road

Driving the Bealach na Bà Road There are many winding roads and hairpin bends in the Scottish Highlands; but none more famous than driving the Bealach na Bà road. Otherwise translated from Gaelic, as the ‘pass of the cattle’ the Bealach na Bà is an unforgettable drive along one of the most dramatic roads on mainland UK. With views across Wester Ross, the isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides,…


Where to See the Harry Potter Jacobite Steam Train

The Hogwarts Express Growing up in the 1990s, it’s no secret that Harry Potter was the centre of everyone 90s kids world. Eagerly anticipating the latest book or release of the new film, the magic of Harry Potter captured the hearts of millions. So when I knew we would be visiting Fort William, along our North Coast 500 road trip, we were desperate the visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct and watch…


How to Spend 24 Hours in Fort William, Scotland

Top Things to do in Fort William, Scotland The first stop along our North Coast 500 journey was Fort William. The immediate tourist attraction that comes to mind is of course, the UK’s tallest mountain – Ben Nevis. But there’s more to this small town than it’s rather large mountain. Everything from some of the finest Scotch whisky, mountain biking, riding the train to Hogwarts, and of course, taking in…