Back in November I traveled up to Golspie for a special family birthday. I published posts on where we stayed and the top 5 things to do in the Highlands, but I wanted to go into more detail about John O’Groats as it was always a place on my bucket list. It’s one of those places, there isn’t much there but it’s great to say you’ve been and to take the iconic image beside the pole.
Back in February/ March time last year one of my best friends relocated down to Cambridge to work, so naturally I saw it as an opportunity to explore a new UK city! I’ve heard a lot of people say that we go on holiday and travel abroad but haven’t even seen close to 20% of the country that we live in. That’s probably true but my point is that when I’m 60 I don’t want to be going on 12 hour plane journeys or 18 hour bus rides…I’ll explore the UK when I’m old!
If you can brave the icy winds, relentless chills and 4pm darkness, then the Scottish highlands can be a beautiful wonderous land of fresh air, blogging inspiration and an endless amount of forest animals walking in your back garden
The Highlands offers plenty of culture and heritage during the summer months, but come the winter tourist hotspots close their gates and shops bring down the shutters just that bit earlier. So what is there to do then, I hear you ask.
Last week we all traveled up to Golspie for a week for a family birthday. If you don’t know where Golspie is, it’s a tiny little village plopped right up on the East Coast of the Scottish Highlands. It has one main street with about 10 shops, including cute little tea rooms and charity shops. To be honest the giant Co-Op takes away from the secluded feel but is a complete life saver when you need food or drink after 3pm!