Visiting Culross in Scotland – Outlander’s Cranesmuir and a pretty Fife village

Visiting Culross in Scotland you'll see historic houses like these that were used in Outlander as Cranesmuir

With its uneven buildings holding a secret of the past, Culross is a gorgeous place to step back in time in Scotland! Narrow streets, higgledy piggledy houses and views across the river towards Edinburgh await you in this beauty of a location. We used to live just a few miles away from picturesque Culross and … Read more

Linlithgow Palace: a guide to visiting the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots

View of the exterior of Linlithgow Palace near Edinburgh

Just the name, Linlithgow Palace, conjures up images of Scottish Royalty and the rich history of the country. In actual fact the palace now stands as a ruin and possibly doesn’t quite fit a classic Scottish castle image! (I always think it looks a little harsh as a building and not like some fairytale castles … Read more

Whisky distillery tours near Edinburgh – 9 to explore

glass of whisky overlooking Edinburgh in Scotland

Scotland and whisky just go together so well but if you’re short on time you might not have the capacity to explore the Highlands and Islands that are famed for having LOTS of distilleries. So if you’re based in the capital, and want to visit some whisky distilleries near Edinburgh what are your choices? This … Read more

Guide to visiting the Falkirk Wheel – an engineering marvel in Central Scotland

view of Falkirk Wheel and visitor centre in Scotland

It’s got to be one of Scotland’s most interesting attractions and also one of the quirkiest Scottish landmarks – the Falkirk Wheel. If you’re looking for a guide to visiting the Falkirk Wheel when in Scotland then this post is for you. Falkirk and the central belt of Scotland was my home for many years … Read more