I love finding hidden gems in Scotland and am often asked about where to find them in areas that tourists are visiting. Tourists visit Scotland with an itinerary which often includes the Isle of Skye, the Highlands, Edinburgh and Inverness and I love to encourage them to explore Scotland away from the usual tourist trail. Places that are rarely talked about, rarely photographed, places that are off the beaten track and away from the usual "must sees". I thought I'd ask some of my favourite Scottish travel bloggers about their best hidden gems. These are the blogs I read to inspire my travels and these ladies really know their stuff.
Kirstin McEwan (The Tinberry Travels)
People usually think that the Highlands and Islands have the best views in Scotland but I know a little hidden gem that’ll give those mountain views a run for their money. Duncryne Hill, also locally known as “The Dumpling”, is just outside Gartocharn, Loch Lomond and is one of our absolute favourite spots. From parking the car in the layby to reaching the epic view at the top takes just 20 minutes – a perfect Scottish landscape with no hiking whatsoever! Better yet, it’s only half an hour from Glasgow so if you’re someone short on time looking for a quick taster of Scotland, this spectacular view over Loch Lomond is definitely going to have you booking that return trip in double-quick time!