Tag Archives: Scotland

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 […]

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.  I’m not so sure on that one since we’ve driven both now, but if it works to boost tourism in the area then I guess it’s worth it!  What Scotland’s north […]

7 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, […]

Free attractions in the north west of Scotland

When you’re this far north in Scotland, the tourist sites are few and far between.  We did, however, happen upon three rather good places to note.  Friends of ours who had done a similar route to us had given us some ideas for free places to explore and stop near, and sometimes recommendation is the […]