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  1. Brandi Kimberly
    January 27, 2017 @ 10:26 am

    Lovely! How wonderful that you got to see all of those places. Thanks for sharing

    -Brandi K
    http://www.cutebrandik.com

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    • Shannon Shipman
      January 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am

      thanks brandi!! we were so lucky to be able to travel all over Scotland and im dying to go back!

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  2. Anna
    January 27, 2017 @ 1:36 pm

    Sooo lovely!! Absolutely stunning landscape, it looks like you had a great time! 🙂

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    • Shannon Shipman
      January 28, 2017 @ 9:54 am

      Scotland is straight out of a dream! thanks anna!

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  3. Jennifer
    January 28, 2017 @ 1:14 am

    What an awesome trip! We are taking our first trip to Europe this summer . There is so much we want to see, but i realize we cannot see everything all on one trip. My biggest fear is that we will cram too much in and feel rushed. Thank you for the travel tips.

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    • Shannon Shipman
      January 28, 2017 @ 9:37 am

      i always pack my trips full – sometimes we see everything i plan, sometimes we dont, and sometimes the plans change – but you def want to make sure you plan to enjoy yourself! what countries are you planning on seeing???

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  4. Claudia
    January 30, 2017 @ 9:57 am

    What a great itinerary! When I went on my first Europe trip all I did was visit churches, and castles , so I promised myself I was not going to do that anymore. Now 6 years later, these Scottish castles are calling my name!

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  5. Lydia C. Lee
    January 31, 2017 @ 2:42 pm

    How magical!

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    • Shannon Shipman
      January 31, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

      lydia! thank you! these castles are def a magical experience!

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  6. GGMandy
    January 31, 2017 @ 4:52 pm

    Beautiful photos. THis is probably the only way I will ever see these castles! Thanks for sharing.

    Coming from motivational Mondays #53

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 1, 2017 @ 9:35 pm

      awww thank you, im so glad you liked them 🙂 xo

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  7. Ruth
    January 31, 2017 @ 10:13 pm

    This is the type of schedule I like. I love, love castles and do not mind seeing as many as possible. Need to go to Scotland ASAP. Dunottar Castle is my favorite from your compilation.

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 1, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

      yes! Dunottar in particular sets up how it was back then, to walk through the “helps” home, the dungeon, the seperate kitchen, the separate masters living home, the chapel, it really ignites the imagination for how life was back then! xo

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  8. Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    February 1, 2017 @ 4:21 am

    I’ve been to Stirling and to Edinburgh! this is a such a great trip, I love castles too:) #citytripping

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 1, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

      im getting ready to do a write up on Edinburgh – this city is so amazing and we loved it for so many reasons!

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  9. Clare (Suitcases and Sandcastles)
    February 1, 2017 @ 9:09 am

    A whole week of castles and stunning Scottish scenery as well. We love exploring castles and this sounds like the perfect trip! #citytripping

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 1, 2017 @ 9:28 pm

      you should! the scenery all through out the route is to die for!!! xo

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  10. Ava Meena
    February 1, 2017 @ 1:04 pm

    This looks great! I’d love to this road trip. #citytripping

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  11. Sam | Away She Went
    February 1, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

    Castles are my favorite places to visit when traveling! We’ve been talking about visiting Scotland, so I’ll have to keep this route in mind. I would love to see all of those! #citytripping

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  12. Ahila
    February 1, 2017 @ 9:35 pm

    I’d love to visit Dunottar castle, the next time I visit Scotland. Beautiful photos! #CityTripping

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 1, 2017 @ 9:37 pm

      its a grand castle, you can see how all the buildings were laid out, and destroyed, but you can really invision how it was there! xo

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  13. Lolo
    February 2, 2017 @ 3:41 am

    What a grand castle tour! I’d love to visit all of these, especially the one that was used in the Downton Abbey Christmas special! #WanderfulWednesdays

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 5, 2017 @ 11:45 am

      what a spectacular castle for a tv show right?

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  14. Travellingdany
    February 2, 2017 @ 4:50 am

    Road trips are my favorite way of seeing new countries. I’ll take note!

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 5, 2017 @ 11:40 am

      i love road trips in other countries – thank god my husband is patient 🙂

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  15. Rebecca
    February 2, 2017 @ 6:35 am

    been to a few of these but thanks for showing me others! wonderful photos!

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 5, 2017 @ 11:41 am

      oh good – im so glad you got to see some- such a magical place 🙂

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 5, 2017 @ 11:46 am

      there are so many there that i need to go back and see more!

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  16. Van
    February 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

    I absolutely loved Scotland was sadly only got to see Edinburgh and the Highlands on a day trip. I would love to go back and explore Glasgow, Aberdeen and the Shetland Isles one day – and of course, explore one or two castles along the way 🙂

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 5, 2017 @ 11:47 am

      i need to go back and see the shetland isles as well – those look so beautiful! xo

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  17. Cathy (MummyTravels)
    February 2, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

    What a great tour – I do love castles, and Stirling and Edinburgh are both wonderful, but I don’t know some of the others as well. Eilean Donan is just stunning, definitely one I need to add to my list. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 5, 2017 @ 11:48 am

      and the tour of Eilean Donan is spectacular as well!!! xo

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  18. Lisa/Syncopated Mama
    February 2, 2017 @ 6:25 pm

    I’ve seen a couple of these and have hiked the West Highland Way from Glasgow to Ft. William, but I’m hoping to take my husband and daughter over in a couple years and go a bit further north. My husband loves Scotch, so I know he’ll enjoy the country as much as I do!

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 5, 2017 @ 11:49 am

      oh yes we did a scotch tour and i was hoping i would learn to like it…i learned to like the $250 bottle of scotch – HAH! but my husband loved every minute! xo

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  19. Elizabeth (Wander Mum)
    February 4, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

    Thanks for this list! There’s something so fascinating about castles. I’ve only been to the one in Edinburgh out of the Scottish ones and I loved it! Just need to get through the others now! #citytripping

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  20. April J Harris
    February 6, 2017 @ 11:43 am

    That’s a great travel plan / drive! You’ve covered some of the most awesome castles in Scotland and I love the photos. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Featuring your post at this week’s party later today! Hope to ‘see’ you there!

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 6, 2017 @ 9:43 pm

      thank you so much for the feature! and the party!!! xo

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  21. Agness of Fit Travelling
    February 6, 2017 @ 12:36 pm

    The castles are one of the main reason why I love Scotland. The Urquhart Castle is my favourite, Shanon!

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 6, 2017 @ 9:44 pm

      the castles are so romantic, and add such a magical touch to the history there! im so glad youve been! xo

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  22. The Ninja Baker
    February 6, 2017 @ 5:43 pm

    This is a keeper post! I love Scotland and am now inspired to go again =) P.s. Stopping by via April’s Hearth and Soul Party.

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    • Shannon Shipman
      February 6, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

      so sweet of her to feature me – and i want to go back to Scotland again and again, its such a magnificent place!!! 🙂 xo

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  23. Create With Joy
    April 13, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

    Dear Shannon,

    I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed perusing your blog and social media this week – I’m now a fan and a follower and I look forward to getting to know you through Friendship Friday and our other community-building parties at Create With Joy.

    Congratulations – you are our Friend Of The Week at Friendship Friday – have an amazing week! 🙂

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    • Shannon Shipman
      April 14, 2017 @ 12:49 pm

      you are so sweet! im just seeing this and that made my day!!! xo

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