Scotland is one of those places where, with the right weather, it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. You can’t believe you’re just a few hours from home (if you live in the UK that is) and I had the overwhelming feeling the whole of Scotland has been keeping this incredible secret from me.
Why did they not tell me this place was so gorgeous, those sneaky Scots!
Last Friday I took the train up to Glasgow. I checked into Hotel Indigo, which is really lovely and just a short walk from the station, and at 3pm I met some fellow bloggers, a journalist, a lovely guy from Visit Scotland and the fabulously knowledgeable Susan, a tour guide from Eyes on Scotland.
We piled into Susan’s car and took the short journey from Glasgow to Loch Lomond. The drive took about 40 minutes but I’m sure we drove through some kind of amazing vortex along the way because all of a sudden we were in one of the most beautiful areas I’ve ever seen in the UK.
Welcome to Loch Lomond…
Fancy a paddle? This happy little pooch didn’t get out of the water for hours.
Champagne Cruise on the Celtic Warrior
What better way to see the loch than with a champagne cruise? I have to admit, I felt like a real celeb right about now.
Cameron House looking gorgeous from a distance.
Jet skiers playing in our wake.
Calum from Visit Scotland looking good in his modern kilt. It’s like a traditional kilt but made from tweed.
I could get used to this…
As long as I don’t need to park it I’m fine.
Whisky tasting at Cameron House
You can’t visit Scotland without trying a few of the local specialties.
Cameron House is a five-star resort filled with modern Scottish design and luxury.
Dinner at Martin Wisharts at Cameron House
Martin Wishart is an internationally acclaimed Scottish chef and his restaurant within Cameron House is considered to be one of the best dining experiences in Scotland.
I knew I was in for a treat at this Michelin Starred restaurant but I had no idea it would be this good.
We opted for the six course tasting menu which got better and better with each course.
Massive thanks to Visit Scotland and People Make Glasgow for making this fabulous trip possible. I was in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games so I’ll be blogging about that this week too!
Sunday 3rd of May 2015
Great article - I live in Glasgow and visit Loch Lomond once or twice each year, but your photography added a new dimension to it. Thank you. Malky
Monday 4th of May 2015
You're so lucky to live near this gorgeous loch! I really loved Glasgow and this little side trip to Loch Lomond was definitely a highlight!
Tuesday 26th of August 2014
Such an amazing place! I would love to visit Scotland :) I'm hoping to go travelling next year in the summer and as it's my first time I'm looking for places nearer to home which is why I'm checking out some travel blogs! I'm sure I can get loads of ideas from your blog :)
Yazmin xx www.yazzyscorner.co.uk
Monday 18th of August 2014
Great pics, great ride, great food and stunning views! Looks like a fab time!
Monday 18th of August 2014
It was amazing!
the lazy travelers
Friday 15th of August 2014
this looks so, so amazing. kilts + champagne cruises + grand old estates?!!? can we come with you next time?
Thursday 7th of August 2014
Scotland has been on my mind for a few years now. I need to make it there soon.