Day 5: 5 days roadtrip in Scotland

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4 August 2018

Join us on a 800 miles (1300 km) roadtrip in the Scottish hightlands with a short story about the places we drive through and the castles we visit.
After a night at the hotel The Place, we picked up the rental car from Avis: a VW 2018 Golf with registration number GM67 JKE.


Today, we drive 156 miles(251 km) from Inverness to Edinburgh.

Cairngorm national park

We are now driving through the Cairngorms National Park. (Gaelic: Pàirc Nàiseanta a'Mhoinhaid Ruaidh).
The national park covers an area of 4529 sq km (1748 sq miles), established in 2003.


The Brits love roundabouts! And here it is all about choosing the right lane.


After 800 miles (1300 km), we have now reached our final destination: Edinburgh (Gaelic: Dùn Eideann), and it is time to deliver the Golf back to Avis. We have had a fantastic roadtrip!
Edinburgh is, with 500,000 inhabitants, the second largest town in Scotland (after Glasgow), and has been the capital of Scotland since 1437.
Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish government, which was refounded in 1999. Edinburgh's old town and new town together have been listed as a UNESCO World Site since 1995.
The town was besieged and taken by the English in 638 AD, and changed the name to Edinburgh.