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"Neist Point, situated on the western coast of the Isle of Skye, is a breathtaking promontory that boasts some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Scotland. Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, this rugged headland is crowned by the iconic Neist Point Lighthouse, which stands as a sentinel against the backdrop of sheer cliffs and crashing waves. Visitors to Neist Point are treated to panoramic views of the surrounding coastline, with vistas that stretch out to the distant horizon. The coastal path leading to the lighthouse offers a scenic hike, allowing travelers to soak in the wild beauty of the landscape and perhaps catch a glimpse of seals, seabirds, or even whales offshore. At sunset, the cliffs of Neist Point are bathed in a warm golden light, creating a truly magical atmosphere that is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who venture to this remote and stunning corner of the Isle of Skye."
"The drive to Neist Point was for sure the most stressful of the trip. The roads were narrow, windy and single-track. So drive with caution! We didn't necessarily hike to the very tip of Neist Point because we felt that view was actually much nicer admiring it from the coast. If you'd like to walk to the tip, it is a steep climb, but should only take around 1 hour. "

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This itinerary is based on the research and planning I had done for my own personal road trip in Scotland. My personal itinerary was 7 days but here I extended and adapted it based on my conversations with locals and areas of Scotland I felt I needed more time! This updated itinerary is now 12-14 days (not including travel to/from Scotland), making it perfect for a 2-week Scottish road trip! This itinerary includes: ⛰️ what to see and do for EACH day of the trip 🌳 visits to BOTH of Scotland's national parks 🥾 13 hike recommendations (some from personal experience and some extra ideas from research) + AllTrails links! ⚡️ 22 cultural activity ideas (including castles, city tours, ruins, museums and filming locations) 😋 10 memorable restaurants and food recommendations to try 🚗 drive time and distance estimations (important for car rental) ✨ travel, activity and driving tips based on first-hand experience + links to official sites for activity bookings or more information! BONUS: A Budget Breakdown where I break down my ENTIRE budget for when I completed this road trip! After this particular road trip, Scotland became my favourite country I have visited so far! I hope you enjoy this trip as much as I did and fall in love with this wonderful country! And of course, feel free to adapt this itinerary to make it your own so you can have the most memorable trip possible!
Road Trip • Nature • Mountain • Adventure • History
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