Tag Archives: Scotland

Tips for driving the North Coast 500 in a campervan or motorhome

There’s a new and popular driving route in Scotland called the NC500, North Coast 500, which some even say is like Scotland’s Route 66.  It’s proven to be a really great destination and it’s perfect for touring with motorhomes and campers. What Scotland’s north coast does have in abundance is beautiful scenery, quiet countryside and […]

The best castles near Edinburgh to visit

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 3 to choose from that I have highlighted here in this guide. There are actually many more around Scotland that you could […]

5 gorgeous hotels overlooking Edinburgh Castle

I recently visited Edinburgh on an anniversary celebratory trip and to make it a more first class experience I really wanted a room with a view of Edinburgh castle.  Honestly, it was the best thing we did and our room really made our Edinburgh break amazing.  If you’re also looking for hotels overlooking Edinburgh Castle […]

9 amazing day trips from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland

Inverness is the largest town in the highlands of Scotland and as such is a great place to base yourself if you’re looking to explore this amazing area of the country. Here’s some of the best day trips from Inverness that you can take when you’re here – some are simple enough to get to, […]

Guide to visiting Culloden Moor and Battlefield near Inverness, Scotland

Having grown up in Scotland I’d always heard of the Battle of Culloden and I also knew of the term Jacobites – it was mentioned a lot!  But I didn’t really know a lot about the history there and on our travels around Scotland decided that I really needed to learn a little bit more […]

Is the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass worth it? Our review

2021 Update – it seems that the Historic Scotland Pass has been paused right now. I assume it’s a Covid casualty and so I hope it will come back soon. I’ll leave this post here in the hopes either it comes back or a new version replaces it! We visit Scotland all the time and […]

Visiting Scotland in Winter – places to visit & tips

visiting scotland in winter

Depending on the type of travel you like, visiting Scotland in winter could sound like an absolute dream or a bit of a nightmare!  It’s actually our preferred time to visit though and it’s overwhelmingly our most common time to go.  Here are some tips for your winter vacation in Scotland and some ideas on […]

A guide to ALL the UNESCO sites in the UK

There are some utterly amazing places to see in the UK but sometimes it can be so hard to decide where to go.  If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed then this list of the UNESCO sites in the UK should help to give you some ideas and inspiration especially if your interests include heritage, history […]

Ancient sites in Scotland: stone circles, villages & mystery

callanish an ancient site in scotland

Scotland is a land full of mystery, history and legend and if you’re visiting the country and have an interest I highly recommend a trip to see some of the many ancient sites the country has to offer.  Many are a little out of the way in the outer islands like Orkney (and why some […]