Of Kilts and Haggis (Part 3)

Monday, July 30, 2012
OK, now we've come to the part of the trip where I get to make you jealous.

Although I was on my own for the first week, Rebeca flew out for the second week I was there and joined me for a bit of touring afterwards.

One of the interesting places we checked out was Camera Obscura, a fantastic museum dedicated to optical illusions and other fun things. I took a ton of pictures here and really have trouble deciding on my favorites.

One day we hopped on a bus and went up to Loch Ness. No monster was sighted, except for this one.

By the way, we highly recommend NOT taking a guided bus to Loch Ness. It's a long, uncomfortable drive and you see very little along the way because you're in such a hurry. Take your time and rent a car.

Finally, to wrap things up, we did a bit of a "movie tour". The first stop: Alnwick Castle. This castle is famous for being used for most of the exterior shots of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies! It has also been used in numerous other movies such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Second stop: Douane Castle - famous for being used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

And finally, the Glenfinnan Viaduct. This is best known as the bridge the Hogwarts Express travels over on the way to Hogwarts!

There are a zillion other pictures, and some of them are even good.

More pictures from Camera Obscura can be found here.
More pictures from Alnwick and Douane castles can be found here.
More pictures from the Glenfinnan Viaduct can be found here.


Kellie & Cody said...

ok, ok...I'm jealous! But I'm also very happy for you too!