Fancy escaping the city for a long weekend to take in some breathtaking natural beauty? This week we’re dreaming of somewhere much closer to home; the Scottish Highlands.
If you are based in or within a short distance of London, there’s no better way to travel than on the Caledonian Sleeper. Taking you from Euston to Inverness, you’ll have to commit to a full day of travel but think of it as part of the adventure. We recommend taking in the sweeping landscapes with a good book and a pair of our comfy Adalia Wide Leg Luxe Fleece Pants.
Inverness may not appear in Trip Advisor’s top list of city breaks but there are few places which are as peaceful as they are vibrant; where you can take a stroll along the coast before returning to the city to enjoy one of its many bustling restaurants or bars.
Art enthusiasts should definitely check out Scottish Flair. It houses Victorian and Edwardian art, made exclusively by a constantly changing roster of Scottish artists. Come rain or shine, gallery hopping in the Highlands will probably require wrapping up a bit. We suggest something lightweight such as our versatile Ruby Army Jacket. Inverness Castle and St Andrew's Cathedral are also good options for when the notoriously unpredictable Scottish weather is on your side.
For a souvenir, you won’t find on the high street take a trip to the Victorian Market. Full of independent boutiques, the indoor market built in 1890, is also an interesting piece of Victoria architecture in itself. Perfect for ‘in-between season’ in Scotland is our warm Arely Cotton Cable Knit Sweater. But if you fancy a more traditional piece of Highland knitwear, pay a visit to Duncan Chisholm and Sons, on Castle Street. Kilt optional.
We couldn’t write about the Highlands without mentioning a guided tour of Loch Ness. Learn about the history of the legend on a boat tour before heading to the banks of the loch to catch a glimpse of medieval times with one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart Castle.
For nightlife, head to the River Ness. There you can wander from bar to bar and the river after dark provides a magnificent backdrop.