When we had our self catering property in Edinburgh I was frequently asked, was there anywhere I would recommend for a day out. There are lots of places that spring to mind however St Andrews is my home town so I have to be forgiven for being slightly bias.
Abbotsford House nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Scottish Borders is a place of literary significance and historical charm. This idyllic location is famed as the former home of Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland’s most celebrated writers and a literary giant of the 19th century.Read more
Around the Canongate – focus on Canongate Kirk
The bottom section of the Royal Mile is known as the Canongate. It is here you will find the Canongate Kirk. This is the Queen’s church when she is in residence at Holyrood Palace and was the venue for the marriage of Zara Phillips (daughter of Princess Anne) and Mike Tyndall. Canongate Kirk is an ancient place of worship opened in 1691. Read more
On a night in December when the weather outside was frightful, I was delighted to be welcomed to the Scotch Whisky Experience, along with a group of travel bloggers. The team there made us all very welcome, and had a few surprises for us as they prepared for the Year of Food and Drink.
A day trip to Culross from Edinburgh is a great choice if you’re looking to explore a charming historic village in Scotland. Culross is located on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth, approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Edinburgh. Culross is also the fictional village of Cranesmuir in the hit Starzs TV series Outlander.Read more
Edinburgh is a city that has something to offer everyone. from its rich history and culture to its stunning scenery, there is no shortage of things to see and do on a weekend in Edinburgh.Read more
Scottish Ancestral Research is one of the reasons many people visit Scotland. During the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries many people left Scotland to seek a new life in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. If you are planning a trip to Scotland to do some family research then read on. In this blog I will tell you where to go to find out more about your Scottish Ancestors.Read more
Edinburgh Vacation. This post covers what the guidebooks don’t tell you. It offers practical information to enable you to plan your trip to Edinburgh. It may even save you money.Read more
As a frequent visitor to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo over the years, our family has got into something of a routine in planning our trips to this amazing spectacle, so when asked for some advice about where to park if coming to the tattoo from out of town, I realised that our experiences probably had enough ‘old timers’ knowledge in them to merit a little article on how we do it.
Wandering around Edinburgh this morning looking for a quiet shady spot reminded me of city walking in Florence – the sort where you move from place to place with frequent stops for coffees and ices. Read more