Although we have been meaning to, we haven’t seen too much of Scotland outside of Aberdeen since we arrived here in September. But along came yesterday, and by some miracle, I had finished my essay before 9am (!!!) and the sun was blessing Aberdeen with its presence. As soon as Julien stepped through the door, I declared “we are going to for an adventure!”.

Because if there is one thing I have learnt living in Scotland, you never know just how long the nice weather is going to last. When the sun shines – you act QUICKLY!!
After a quick shower and brekkie, we headed off to catch the bus out to Stonehaven from Union Street. Thanks to a very informative post by Sydney, I already knew the drill. Kind of.

I spotted a group of American tourists at the very front of the double-decker (yes, that kind of gives you off) and decided if we only followed them we would end up at the right place. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetWhich was lucky, had it not been for them we would probably have missed the stop and ended up all the way in Dundee. The bus stopped seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The southern Frenchie was not too pleased with the winds that seemed to come in from the North Pole.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset
And there it was – Dunnottar Castle! I kept imagining what it must have been like to live in such a place… Wow!
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Processed with VSCOcam with m3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetI brought my film camera along so brace yourselves for the bombarding of photos- in a few weeks you will be sick and tired of seeing this castle!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetThe entry fee to visit the castle is £6/person, which we both agreed was an interesting visit but perhaps a little too pricy. As expected, we preferred the parts of watching the scenery from a distance + our walk along the cliffs to little fisher town Stonehaven.Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with m3 presetBut really, that could just be me and entry fees in general – be it to a club or a museum, I kind of feel pressured to enjoy places of which I have paid to enter. Do you know what I mean?

To prevent this post from being all too long, Stonehaven will get a post on its own. If this was a radio channel I would say – stay tuned! x



  1. So happy my post was (somewhat) helpful! Luckily when we went our friends had been before so we mostly just followed along. Sounds like a lovely day.
    Also – Dunnottar doesn’t fall under this, but The National Trust of Scotland has a great deal for people under 25. Its about £17 for a year long membership and then you can get into all of the NTS sites for free! We purchased our at Culloden Battlefield and have already made up the difference of cost buying them one by one.
    Can’t wait to keep following your Aberdeen adventures!


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