Scotland is a truly incredible place to visit in August. The weather is nice, the wildlife is flourishing, and the capital city, Edinburgh, is packed with tourists, comedians, musicians, and artists for the annual festival season.
Truth be told, we didn't quite know what we were getting into when we landed in August of 2013. Our parents had invited us to join them for a week, and we accepted. When we arrived, we quickly realized that "The Festival" was really a collection of (what must have been) dozens of individual concurrent festivals all happening at once. We loved every minute of it.
We did take a few days off from the hustle and bustle of the city to visit St. Andrews, as well as some of the Highlands' lochs and castles. Our tour took us to Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray, Dourne Castle, Loch Awe, and Loch Lomond.
Our love of Scotland cannot be understated; Edinburgh in particular is on our short-list of future home cities.