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April in a Nutshell

Hi everyone!

So it has been awhile I know, but I have been so busy doing amazing things like visiting castles and climbing mountains and such. And the great news is I have pictures of it all! This post will be shorter than normal because I would really like the pictures to speak for themselves. But first I am going to back track a bit and tell you all about the adventures I have had since my last post up to this point beginning with the IFSA trip to the Isle of Skye.

So the trip began with an early morning bus ride that brought us through the scenic Scottish countryside. We saw the beautiful Queen’s View that looks out on Loch Tummel and then traveled to the eerie Culloden Battlefield. We continued on to Skye where I was overcome with the beauty of the land that was covered by an enchanting mist. The next day we were taken to Armadale Castle and from there taken on a bus tour of Skye where we saw Kilt Rock, Lealt Waerfall, Duntulm Castle, and the Fairy River at Sligachan. After that amazing day we headed back to Stirling making our way back through the Highlands stopping at Eilean Donan Castle and Glencoe along the way. All in all that weekend was the best part of the entire trip and it was pretty much my reason for coming to Scotland.

After our trip to Skye a few of the other girls and I had a realization that we only had so much time left and we wanted to make the most of every minute. We began planning out smaller excursions that we could manage during the week and our first was a trip to our very own Stirling Castle conveniently located at the city center.

Our next trip was an excursion to the lovely town of Doune where we had an amazing meal and went to the famous Doune Castle. Most people recognize it as the castle from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

And just last weekend a group of us climbed to the tip top of the breath-taking Wallace Monument and then went for a hike up Dumyat (which I consider to be a mountain).

That is about it for now, and I hope you all enjoy the pictures because I had a blast taking them.




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