Since castles and farm animals are some of my favourite things, when J came over to visit me in London we took the train to Edinburgh, rented a car and drove around the highlands of Scotland. It was really beautiful, highly photogenic, and full of cute highland cattle, sheep and lambs which are not as friendly and huggable as they should be. If you ever get the chance I highly recommend visiting. I only wish we had more time. I had about 50 castles I wanted to see and a dozen scenic 3-hour-plus hikes and had to do some serious editing for the 4 days we had. The highlight was definitely Dunnottar, the ruin of a castle fortress situated at the top of a craggly cliff on the coast of north-east Scotland (seen in the second and third to last photos).
My grandfather was Scottish, making me a quarter Scottish, and I'm thinking about getting a tiny thistle tattoo in memory of him and this trip.