Tag Archives: Scotland

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]