United Kingdom / Scotland 2013

United Kingdom and Scotland a Winter Wonderland

Our journey through the United Kingdom and Scotland during Winter 2013 was an adventure to be grateful for. We enjoyed visiting many Cathedrals, the famous Glastonbury and its quirkiness, Salisbury, Sancreed Well and the Hebrides.

We landed in the United Kingdom on the 5th December 2013 and were there for the next 20 days. During the month we were to travel from London down to Cornwall and up north to Scotland where we headed out to the Hebrides. There are so many old, historic cathedrals, wells and quirky little towns to explore. Interesting people to chat with and exchange stories with especially in Glastonbury. We attended a Christmas service in St Paul’s Cathedral London followed by a wander around London that took in Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the museums, Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

Edinburgh at Christmas time has a lovely night market where you can warm yourself with delicious food and of cause a hot Toddy. A visit to Scotland wouldn’t be a visit if you didn’t take in Roslin Chapel, Roslin. The detail in this chapel is extraordinary.

The Hebrides is well worth the effort. Iona is a small island off the Ross of Mull. Mull was a nice stop off place overnight on the way to Iona. On Iona there is the nunnery and abbey which are open all year round it seems. Whilst the rest of this quirky little place is sleeping. Lewis is where you will find the famous Callanish Stones. There is a tourist / coffee shop at the main stones but if you look out across the paddocks you will see more stones among the sheep. We stayed at a great hotel on Harris (Harris Hotel) after coming across on the Caledonian McBrayne ferry. This hotel was a great place to retreat to after been out in the elements exploring for the day.

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