Inverness to John o’ Groats: things to see on a drive to the top of Scotland (2023)

There's a lot to do on a drive from Inverness to John o'groats including boat trips and the famous sign

If you find yourself in the North of Scotland it’s very tempting to make the trip from Inverness to John o’Groats. It’s not that far and it ticks off a place that many have on their bucket list – yes, the northern tip of Scotland! Actually, if you’re looking for the most northern point of … Read more

Visiting Clava Cairns in 2024 – how to get to this ancient site and Outlander location

Clava Cairns ancient site

Scotland just knows how to wow with atmospheric sites, history that goes way back and incredible vistas. Clava Cairns will wow you as well! The location has become so much more popular due to its connection with the Outlander books and TV series and as such it’s now on many people’s Scotland bucket list! If … Read more

Best time to visit Scotland to avoid midges in 2024 and where to go to miss them

midges in Scotland and what to use

If you’re planning a visit to Scotland you might have heard about some small irritating bugs that can make or break a trip here – yes, highland midges (also known as Scottish midges). Perhaps you’re wondering about the best time to visit Scotland to avoid midges and escape the biting? Or maybe your plans involve … Read more

Harry Potter Train in Scotland: how to visit and ride the Hogwarts Express in 2023

Harry Potter train in Scotland going over viaduct

If your vacation won’t be complete without visiting the Harry Potter train in Scotland then this post is going to be for you. We’ll be looking at where the train is, how to get to the departure point, tickets and some alternatives as well. I’ve always been a big fan of Harry Potter so a … Read more

How to get from Inverness to Loch Ness (2023): best and easiest ways to see Nessie

view over loch ness

If you’re wondering how to get from Inverness to Loch Ness, that most iconic of Scottish Lochs, then this post should hopefully help you plan your trip. I always love visiting Loch Ness, it’s got a real mystical quality to it and always feels like quite a brooding place, possibly because of the hills on … Read more