Edinburgh packing list: what to bring for a Scottish city break

Edinburgh packing list for city break

Edinburgh draws you in with it’s beautiful streets that make you want to just wander all day. It’s no wonder that it’s such a popular city break destination! It’s always full of so many vibrant people enjoying the festivals, street performers or just exploring many musuems. If you’re thinking it’s time for you to join … Read more

Best time to visit Edinburgh: our guide to which month or season to visit!

View over Edinburgh's Old Town on a sunny fall day

Walking the cobbled streets of Edinburgh and catching that first glimpse of Edinburgh Castle is a dream. Some people imagine that sight with a warm hat and coat on and others with the sun beaming down and warming them. Of course, this being Scotland, those scenarios could happen in any season! I’ve visited Edinburgh as … Read more

Romantic overnight train trips: UK based journeys to swoon over!

Waverley Station in edinburgh is the destination of many romantic overnight train trips from London

Can you imagine having a romantic meal in London, perhaps then seeing a show and then whisking away your partner to another part of the UK on a gorgeous overnight train? Swoon! I love train travel in the UK and find the slow, meandering pace romantic in its own right. But overnight trains are something … Read more

10 days in London and Scotland: a full itinerary

St Pauls cathedral in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh

Can you think of a better contrast than the bright lights of London’s city centre and the remote countryside of Scotland? It’s amazing to think that these two different landscapes exist and can be so easily combined. I’ve explored London and Scotland countless times over the past 20+ years and have used my experience with … Read more

Things to do in the Scottish Borders: 13 ideas to tempt you south

Landscape of the Scottish Borders

With so many people choosing to travel north when in Scotland to the, admittedly wonderful, Highlands, can I tempt you in to staying in the south? Think rolling hills, pretty towns, amazing history and a coastline that’s just as pretty as the west. Oh, and no midges either! I guess, since you’re reading this that … Read more

Scotland in February: tips for visiting

View over Scotland's Borders from Scott's view. Photo taken in Scotland in February

Muddy footpaths still bring you to amazing views and if you’re planning to visit Scotland for the views and landscapes this is especially true. After months of rain and snow February is going to definitely bring you some muddy footpaths if you come to visit! Scotland in February is more than just lots of muddy … Read more