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Tag Archives: Scotland

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 […]

Visiting Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh: Tours, Bobby and Harry Potter

If you’re staying in Edinburgh and fancy a bit of solitude away from the crowds then I recommend a visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard.  It’s located in the old town, not too far away from the Royal Mile but you wouldn’t know it since it’s so peaceful.  You’ll get a stunning view of the castle too […]

A helpful guide to visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

palace of holyroodhouse edinburgh

If you’re at all a fan of the British Royal family, royal history in the UK, Mary, Queen of Scots, or all 3 of them, then a trip to the Palace of Holyroodhouse is a must. The palace is one of the official residences of the Queen when she’s visiting Scotland and is often called […]

Budget accommodation in UK – cheap options for your England or Scotland vacation

bed in a budget hotel in UK

If you’re coming to the UK on vacation or planning to tour around the country you might be curious as to what the best options are for your budget.  There are so many different accommodation options in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and each one will be of benefit to different kinds of travellers. […]

The best castles near Edinburgh to visit

Stirling Castle from the West in late afternoon autumn sunshine.

I recently wrote about some of the best castles near London and got some great feedback on that post.  So when we recently visited Scotland I figured it would be a great time to do a similar post but with castles near Edinburgh to visit!  Some of these we’ve visited many times over the years […]

The Scottish Borders Abbeys – all you need to know to visit

jedburgh abbey

Scotland’s Borders Abbeys are some of the most picturesque ruins I’ve been to and if you’re looking for something to do and see while travelling in Southern Scotland then I highly recommend a trip!  They provided perfect days out for us since we were travelling for the first time with our new dog, Annie, and […]

Winter in Edinburgh – what to do, see and enjoy when it’s cold!

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities in the world and one that I’ve been privileged to visit many times.  I’ve also been in every season but winter in Edinburgh is without a doubt one of my favourites.  The capital city of Scotland is popular at any time of the year – so why should […]