England & Scotland

Favourite Experiences:

  • Watching the changing of the guard at Windsor Castle
  • Trying haggis for the first time in Loch Ness
  • Walking down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh
  • Eating all the clotted cream fudge I could get my hands on

After the Contiki trip ended, I spent 6 weeks travelling throughout the rest of Europe and the UK. The change of pace from the organized tour to travelling solo was a welcome one. Although I missed my travel buddies and the partying that Contiki offered, I loved the ability to create my own schedule and take my time exploring.

My first stop was London, England. London has always felt like a second home to me. I have visited London four times now, and each time I visit, I love it even more. If I could live anywhere in Europe, I would choose London. There is so much to love about London – the cultural diversity, the historical architecture, the free museums, the tube, the theatre, the monarchy, the pubs, the shopping, the beautiful parks, the accent and (of course) the tea!. Below are a few of my favourite photos from London and day trips to the English Countryside:

Windsor Castle, England

Windsor Castle

Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

The Roman Baths in Bath, England

The Roman Baths in Bath

Gardens at Kensington Palace, London

Gardens at Kensington Palace

Harrods, London

Harrods

The London Eye

The London Eye

Views of Parliament from the London Eye

Views of Parliament from the London Eye

From London, I took the train to Edinburgh, Scotland. Being my first time in Scotland, I didn’t know what to expect initially, but I ended up loving it! While in Scotland, I stayed in Edinburgh and Glasgow and also took day trips to St. Andrew, Fife and the Scottish Highlands. A trip to the Scottish countryside is a must-do if you get a chance to visit. The highlands are hauntingly beautiful and made for some amazing photos. Below is an assortment of photos from my trip to Scotland:

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Anstruther, Scotland

Anstruther, Scotland

St Andrews Links

St Andrews Links

University of St. Andrews

University of St. Andrews

Falkland Palace, Scotland

Falkland Palace, Scotland

Views of Edinburgh from Edinburgh Castle

Views of Edinburgh from Edinburgh Castle

Beautiful Edinburgh

Beautiful Edinburgh

Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

Loch Ness

Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands

Katie

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