8 fairytale castles near Edinburgh to visit – the best in the city and around

Stirling Castle from the West in late afternoon autumn sunshine.

If you’re visiting Scotland and you’re looking for castles to visit nearby to Edinburgh then you’re in luck because not only are there 3 that are in the city itself there are another 5 to choose from nearby that I have highlighted here in this guide. There are actually many more around Scotland that you … Read more

10 best hotels overlooking Edinburgh Castle in 2023 for all budgets

hotels overlooking edinburgh castle

If you’re looking for hotels overlooking Edinburgh castle then you’re probably aiming for a vacation that’s just a little bit special. With a view over that amazing skyline this is going to be a trip to remember – but which hotels overlook Edinburgh castle? Edinburgh is always a favourite city of mine. We recently visited … Read more

Visiting Sherwood Forest in 2023: See Robin Hood’s Tree hideout – the Major Oak

Robin Hood's Tree in Sherwood Forest in summer

Visiting Sherwood Forest is one of those bucket list items that many people have but have put to the back of their mind. They know about it from films and the legendary stories, but many people don’t even know it’s real, that you can visit and that Robin Hood’s tree is alive and well too! … Read more

Top 10 Pretty Places in London to visit in 2023: cute, picturesque + nearest tube stops

Perhaps you’re on a flying visit to London or maybe it’s the 20th time you’ve been and you just want to take some fantastic photos to share back home.  Whatever the reason, this list of pretty places in London will give you a head start to your trip. Of course there’s always more to a … Read more

Visiting Culloden Battlefield: what you need to know

visiting culloden moor battlefield

When in the Scottish Highlands, or based in Inverness, visiting Culloden Battlefield is often high on the list of those who are interested in history or those who have Clan relatives who may have fought. Having grown up in Scotland I’d always heard of the Battle of Culloden and I also knew of the term … Read more