10 day Scottish Highlands itinerary from Edinburgh

This is your classic Scottish Highlands road trip which is suitable for people who are familiar with the country or also those who are visiting for the very first time. The 10 day Scottish Highlands Itinerary will take you through all sorts of scenery from lochs to hills to islands and all sorts in between. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

5 gorgeous hotels overlooking Edinburgh Castle

If you’re looking for hotels overlooking Edinburgh castle then you’re probably aiming for a vacation that’s just a little bit special. Edinburgh is always a favourite city of mine. I love the history and tales to be told there like Greyfriars Bobby and the Harry potter connection. We recently visited Edinburgh on an anniversary celebratory … Read more

Visiting Culloden Battlefield: what you need to know

When in the Scottish Highlands, or based in Inverness, visiting Culloden Battlefield is often high on the list of those who are interested in history or those who have Clan relatives who may have fought. Having grown up in Scotland I’d always heard of the Battle of Culloden and I also knew of the term … Read more