Highlights of month in England and Scotland

Location MapDuration: 30 days
Expenses: £1,570 or £53/day (AUD$2707 or AUD$90/day)

Well after a month travelling around Great Britain here are the highlights.

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The Falkirk Wheel

Location MapI never would have expected to find myself at the Falkirk Wheel, but given it was close by while I was catching up with some extended family, why not?
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Loch Coriusk on the Isle of Skye

Location MapI saw a stunning painting of Loch Coriusk and I was hooked immediately. Cows fed on the grass by the shores. The calm waters of the loch reflected the intimidating Black Cuillin and a dark shroud of clouds. I just had to figure out how to get to this intriguing place.
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The Isle of Skye

Location MapTucked away far to the north, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, the Isle of Skye is a real gem. It’s deceptively large, almost 100km from north to south with plenty yo explore. Varying between lush green Highland countryside and the steep, cruel and bear munros of the Black Cuillin.
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The Highland Games in Glenfinnan

Location MapIs there anything more manly than the Scottish Highland Games? Sure, they wear skirts, but you probably don’t want to mess with people who can hurl 19 foot tree trunks. The assortment of steel objects that get thrown about inspired the Olympic hammer throw and, quite frankly, make Olympians look like a bunch of whimps. So if you were part Scottish, why wouldn’t you want to try your hand at it at least once in your lifetime!?
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Location MapOne thing remains firmly in my memory from last time I visited Edinburgh and that is the sound of a Scotsman yelling out “EE-din-brUH!” at the start of the castle tour. The Royal Mile was crowded with people and street performers for the Fringe Festival including a Braveheart look-alike. The noise of bagpipes pierced your ears and then around the corner some tasteful music would be playing. It was all happening. We even stayed in a heritage conversion hostel right next to the castle. Good times.
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