A Weekend in Scotland: Isle of Skye Edition

Even before I applied to study abroad in Scotland, I KNEW I had to go to the Isle of Skye. It has been on my bucket list for as long as I could remember because the landscape is just so stunning and unique *cue Harry Styles singing Sign of the Times and Kanye West singing Waves*.

When my study abroad program said that Skye was a possibility, I could not contain myself (and this was back in July, so you could imagine how much I was impatiently awaiting the weekend of September 27).

The weekend finally came and I shoved jeans, a few sweaters, a flannel, and my camera into a bag and set out to the Isle of Skye with other international students.

Eilean Donan – One of the last stops before you get to the Isle. (Yes, this is the castle from Made of Honor!)

Sligachan River – My tour guide and study abroad advisor told us a myth that is known within Scottish culture. The story goes that a princess set out on a journey to marry a prince in an effort to unite two clans, but on the way, she fell off her horse and bruised her face. After the ceremony, the prince rejected the princess due to the injuries. Completely distraught, the princess went to this river and put her face in for 7 seconds. When she lifted her face, she gained eternal beauty. So naturally, all of us had to see if the myth is true!

Old Man of Storr – This was what I was most looking forward to seeing on the trip. I couldn’t miss an opportunity to pose with the Old Man!

Kilt Rock – This rock is supposed to look like an actual kilt!

Portree – The harbor in Portree featuring colored houses. This town had the BEST fish and chips!

You can ask anyone on the trip- my jaw was probably open the entire time in awe. If you get the chance, I would highly recommend getting out to Skye, either by car or bus – it will not disappoint!

Hannah Mullenbach is a student at Liberty University and an ISA Featured Photo Blogger. She is currently studying with ISA in Glasgow, Scotland.

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