Scotland in Autumn
Scotland is without a doubt my favourite country in the world. Despite having travelled to more than thirty different countries in my 23 years, Scotland remains my number one and I think it would take a lot to change that.
Scotland is blessed with beautiful natural open spaces, bustling, vibrant cities and some of the friendliest people in the world. What’s not to love?!
I think that Scotland is especially beautiful in autumn and it’s probably my favourite season to spend in the country despite the fact it’s growing colder and the nights are drawing in.
Here’s some lovely views from my recent autumn road-trip around my favourite country in the world…
Driving on the west coast of Scotland between Loch Lomond and Loch Fyne I simply had to stop the car to savour this view. Wow! Dramatic rolling hills, a steep valley, green trees and fluffy clouds make for the perfect picture of Scotland in autumn.
Loch Fyne, on the west coast, is one of the largest sea lochs in Scotland and looks absolutely divine whatever the season is. The loch is full of life and all around the loch you’ll find restaurants and shops selling delicious fresh mussels, langoustines, oysters, scallops and salmon. Wonderful!
On a drive to Inverness I drove straight through The Cairngorms National Park – one of Scotland’s two national parks. It is an absolutely gorgeous area of the country with hills, waterfalls and lush trees. In autumn it looks absolutely divine as the trees change from dark green to burnt oranges, reds and yellows. Beautiful!
Sometimes in Scotland, autumn can be a little harsher than it should be and temperatures will drop and we’ll be treated to some snow. I’m not the biggest fan of snow, but I do love how pretty it makes everything look. This was the view I woke up to during a stay in Inverness. How strange to see trees that still have the majority of their leaves against a snowy backdrop!
And as if to prove a point, on our drive home through The Cairngorms just a few days after we had driven through colourful autumn trees framed by bright blue skies with fluffy clouds, we were confronted by this snowy scene. Brooding, grey skies and a few inches of snow on the hills. Luckily the roads were clear and our drive was safe and incredibly picturesque.
Would you like to visit Scotland in autumn?
I’m Emma, a twenty-something Scottish girl who’s obsessed with travel.
I’ve been to 38 countries so far and had some incredible adventures around the world.
My passion for travel and writing led me to create my person blog Emma’s Travel Tales.