Start your drive today across the remarkable Forth Road Bridge and head towards the majestic Scottish Highlands. There are many possible stops depending on your time and interest. Notable highlights include the picture-perfect village of Dunkeld, perched on the banks of the River Tay, and the 13th century Blair Castle nestled in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Travelling through the Cairngorms National Park, another ideal stop is at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, where actors and restored buildings help bring Highland history to life.
If time allows, head to the Battlefield of Culloden Moor, where the last battle on British soil occurred in 1746—an event considered "the beginning of the end for the Highlands." There you can also visit Clava Cairns, a series of tombs and standing stones which pre-date Stonehenge by some 1,000 years. Then continue on to Inverness, regarded as the "Capital of the Highlands."
Spend the night in the Inverness area.
Driving distance: 251 km / 156 miles