One of my favourite viewpoints on the Isle of Bute looking towards Loch Riddon and the Kyles of Bute. Do you have a favourite viewpoint in Scotland?

100 Fantastic Cities | Travel Bloggers Pick Their Favourites | Part 2

So many new cities that I want to visit after reading this and glad I could add Glasgow to the list :-)

Loch Fyne - Exploring the eastern shore

Looking for road-trip ideas this weekend? I highly recommend the lesser visited east side of Loch Fyne

Contented Traveller

I LOVE lighthouses so I was delighted to contribute one of my favourites to this article - check it out!

Polphail

Find out more about Polphail, a 40 year old abandoned village in Scotland

Puck's Glen

Find out more about one of Scotland's most magical walks on my travel blog.

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

Did you manage to get out and enjoy the sunshine in Scotland today? I decided to take a picnic to Old Castle Lachlan on the shores of Loch Fyne.
It's one of my favourite spots to sit on a nice day. With a view of a loch and historic castle, you don't get a much more stereotypically Scottish scene than that!

Things to do in Argyll

I've started the huge job of revamping my website and just finished my new page on Things to do in Argyll, have a look and let me know what you think!

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/argyll.html

Peterhead Prison Museum

Find out more about Scotland's answer to Alcatraz in my latest blog post

Peterhead Prison Museum

I've just sent off my contribution for an article on spooky and abandoned places in Europe. I opted to include the abandoned and eerie Lennox Castle Hospital.
Since it's nearly Halloween I thought it would be a good time to find out the spookiest place you've visited in Scotland? 😱👻

Adventures Around Scotland - Rhins of Galloway

New Blog Post - My recommended places to visit in the Rhins of Galloway #LoveDandG

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/rhins-of-galloway

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Glenwhan Gardens & Tearoom Logan Botanic Garden Castle Kennedy Gardens Stena Line UKIE

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

One of the highlights from Aberdeenshire was my visit to Peterhead Prison Museum
An excellent attraction and really well done. I don't normally recommend going to prison but I definitely make an exception for this place!

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

This week I've been exploring Aberdeenshire and here are a few highlights. I leave tomorrow and then I'll be planning a blog post all about my trip.

Free things to do in Glasgow

Looking for something different to do in #Glasgow? Here is my list of 10 free things that are a bit different :-)

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/my-list-of-ten-alternative-free-things-to-do-in-glasgow

Ultimate Guide to the World - Ultimate Country Guides

I was delighted to add the Scottish Highlands to this list :-)

A stress free 24 hours on the idyllic Isle of Colonsay

Have you ever been to the Isle of Colonsay? Read my blog post about spending 24 stress free hours there

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/a-stress-free-24-hours-on-the-idyllic-isle-of-colonsay

Showaround

Considering the amount of travel blogs on the internet, I am over the moon to be included in this list of the top 100 travel blogs IN THE WORLD according to Showaround

Walks-in-perthshire

Perthshire is one of my favourite places to go walking in the autumn and thanks to FunkyEllas Travel I have lots of new trails to try out!

http://www.funkyellastravel.com/blog/walks-in-perthshire-scotland

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

At the weekend I visited Craignethan Castle for the first time. It's only 30 mins from Glasgow and is situated in a beautiful and peaceful spot in Lanarkshire, makes a great day out from the city 😊

Escaping the Past and Exploring Pollok House

This sounds like fun!

The perfect Argyll Road Trip: A 3-day itinerary for Scotland | Watch Me See

This is my idea of a great Scottish road-trip! Watch Me See visited some of my favourite places in Argyll, check out her post for some inspiration.

Elie Select - Luxury Holiday Homes in Fife's East Neuk

if you're looking for luxury holiday accommodation in Fife, check out this blog post by Foodie Quine by Claire Jessiman

http://www.foodiequine.co.uk/2017/09/luxury-holiday-homes-elie-fife-scotland.html

#BlogScot

If you're looking for some unique accommodation in Scotland, check out my latest blog post all about my stay at The Shepherd's Hut in Glenwhan Gardens, Dumfries and Galloway

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/unique-places-to-stay-in-scotland-shepherds-hut-glenwhan-gardens

Adventures around Scotland: Read about my latest travels around Scotland

Did you know today is #WorldTourismDay?
If you're one of the many people planning to visit #Scotland or just enjoy being a tourist in your own country, be sure to check out my Scotland travel blog for lots of ideas :-)

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/

Cruising through the Great Glen with Caledonian Discovery- Days 1 to 3

2 years ago I went on an amazing trip down the Caledonian Canal with Caledonian Discovery It was one of the best trips I've done in Scotland and you can read all about it here

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/cruising-through-the-great-glen-with-caledonian-discovery-days-1-to-3

Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff are up there with the prettiest formal gardens in Scotland.
I was inspired to visit them thanks to the #Outlander TV Series when they stood in for Versailles. The show has used some brilliant filming locations around Scotland and as I'm currently glued to S3, I'll no doubt have a new list of featured places to visit and write about very soon!.

70 things to do, see, eat in Edinburgh

Check out this list of 70 things to do in Edinburgh by Two Scots Abroad That should keep you busy! #blogscot

https://www.twoscotsabroad.com/things-to-do-see-eat-in-edinburgh/

A Scotland Weekend Getaway: The Isle of Mull | Watch Me See

The Isle of Mull is an easy Scottish weekend getaway, check out these tips from Watch Me See #blogscot

http://www.watchmesee.com/blog/weekend-getaway-the-isle-of-mull/

If you plan to visit the Isle of Skye and want to experience a different side of the island, you definitely need to check out my new blog post listing the top things to do on the Isle of Skye's Sleat Peninsula

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/top-things-to-do-on-the-isle-of-skyes-sleat-peninsula

#Scotland #IsleofSkye

Sleat, perfectly Skye Isle of Skye Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, Skye

Currently working on my Isle of Skye blog and this photo from Dunscaith Castle is definitely one of my favourites from my trip

It's not just the Hebrides that has stunning beaches, this is Port Logan Beach in Dumfries and Galloway and is one of the loveliest that I've come across in Scotland.

Timeline Photos

What is you favourite Scottish city? I might be biased but mine is #Glasgow as that's where I'm from but #Dundee comes a close second for me. It is a city that is changing at a rapid pace but still has an authentic feel. If you've not been yet or not been for a while then I really recommend you visit now as it is bound to get much busier in the near future when the V&A opens and everyone else discovers it!

Timeline Photos

The view from the top of Inveraray bell Tower is worth the climb!

OUTLANDER INSPIRATION

If you've been inspired to visit the #Outlander filming locations in Scotland you can find lots of info about them on my blog

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/outlander-inspiration.html

Adventures around Scotland: Read about my latest travels around Scotland

If you're looking for inspiration for your Scotland vacation, be sure to check out my travel blog and share it with your Scotland loving friends!
http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

Portencross Castle is in a strategic base on the Firth of Clyde near West Kilbride. It was constructed in three phases starting around 1360 and was home to a branch of the Boyds.
The lands around Portencross were given to the Boyds of Kilmarnock by King Robert I as a reward for their help at the Battle of Bannockburn.
Well worth a wee stop if you're in the area.

Timeline Photos

I used to spend every summer at our family caravan in Girvan for over 20 years! Although our caravan is long gone, I still go back whenever I can and stayed there last weekend before my trip to Northern Ireland. I was blessed with beautiful weather as you can see and I'll never get tired of spying Ailsa Craig from the harbour.

New Blog - Discover the fascinating Scottish history at Kilmun Church and Argyll Mausoleum.
From Celtic Monastery to the final resting place of the Clan Campbell Chiefs
http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/hidden-history-kilmun-church-argyll-mausoleum

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

At the weekend I took a little trip across the water to Northern Ireland. It was fun to visit some of the famous tourist attractions including Carrickfergus Castle, the Giant's Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and I even took a walk across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, suspended 100ft above the sea.
As a Game of Thrones fan I was excited to view some of the filming locations, even getting a glimpse of Castle Black and taking a seat on the Iron Throne.
This was my fist visit to Northern Ireland and although it was just a little taste, I definitely plan to go back and see much more, what a beautiful country, almost as nice as Scotland haha!

I love this colourful sign in one of the cottage gardens in the village of Luss.

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

If you read my blog, you probably know that I love exploring abandoned places before they are lost in history and my most recent trip took me to Lennox Castle Hospital.
Opened in 1936 it was built to house people with learning disabilities. it has a controversial past and was finally closed in 2002. Many of the buildings that made up the original complex have been demolished but the main building still stands.
As you can see there are many beautiful stone carvings and architectural details remaining on the exterior despite the now almost derelict state inside, partly due to a large fire.

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

Last week I went on a little day trip to Inveraray and unexpectedly came across some invading Vikings!

Timeline Photos

Hope you have a lovely weekend wherever you are in the world and if you need any inspiration for things to do in Scotland, don't forget to check out my blog!
http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/

Madaboutravel, blog de viajes sobre Escocia

If you are looking for Scotland inspiration, here is a handy list of Scottish travel bloggers

Timeline Photos

New Blog - Find out what I got up to on my recent short break in Loch Lomond with ABI Holiday Homes
http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/living-an-abi-life-lodge-life-in-loch-lomond

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

I'm lucky to live close to Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute as it is one if the most impressive buildings in Scotland. Until this year you couldn't take photos inside but thankfully that has all changed. It is such a stunning and photogenic place as you can see from these images from my latest visit. Well worth the 90 minute journey from Glasgow!

Photos from Adventures Around Scotland's post

New Blog Post - There are many reasons why I think you should visit Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate but here are 5 to get you started

http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/5-reasons-why-you-should-visit-drumlanrig-castle

Apologies for the lack of updates recently but I'm having technical issues again with my page. Unfortunately I can longer seem to post updates on Facebook through my desktop account & I'm still trying to identify the problem. If anyone has a solution do let me know!

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