Adventures in Scotland: Deanston Distillery

This is a great whisky distillery to visit

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I hoped you've enjoyed my images from Arran this week. I thought I'd finish off with some photos of the scenery that makes the island so memorable.
Watch out for my next featured Scottish destination which was requested by one of you lovely folk 👍

Scenic Road Trips in Scotland: From Glasgow to Fort William by Car

This has to be my favourite road-trip in Scotland. Not many people know that I lived with my parents in Bridge of Orchy for a while and loved it so much I even got married there! This whole road-trip is filled with some of my most special places in Scotland and of course wild and stunning scenery :-)

Visiting Gordon Castle in Morayshire - A Natural Play Area & Gin = Colourful Combination

Love reading blog posts about places in Scotland I've never heard of before, so this one about Gordon Castle Gardens is right up my street.

Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail

Have you ever heard of the Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail? My latest blog post tells you everything you need to know to plan a memorable road-trip in this often overlooked part of Scotland :-)

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Today I'm continuing with more images from Arran and this time the mysterious Machrie Moor. There are many stone circles in Scotland and in my opinion this is one of the best places to experience them.
There are six stone circles of various shapes and sizes scattered across the moorland. There are also standing stones, burial cairns, cists and hut circles all dating to between 3500 and 1500 BC. This is not only one of my favourite places on the island but also in the country! I wild camped nearby which meant I could get up early and have the place all to myself, a very special experience 😍

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A few photos of the Arran locals! In Lochranza there are red deer everywhere and it is hard to avoid them as you walk around, although sometimes they are a little trickier to spot than others 🦌🦌🦌

Things to do in Perthshire, Scotland

Looking for things to do in Perthshire? This guide from FunkyEllas Travel is packed with ideas 👍

https://www.funkyellastravel.com/funkyellas-scottish-travel-blog/things-to-do-in-perthshire

Roamaroo

Delighted to contribute to this post 😀

I'm currently taking requests for Scottish destinations that you would like to see featured on my Facebook page each week. My first request was for images from Arran, my island neighbour in the Firth of Clyde.
I thought I'd start off with this photo of Lochranza Castle reflecting perfectly in the water. I couldn't have visited on a better day 😍
Watch out for more photos from Arran throughout the week and don't forget to let me know where in Scotland you would like to see photos from 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

If you like Hygge, you'll love Scottish Còsagach. Here's some cosy recommendations for Aberdeen & Shire.

Còsagach is the new buzzword in Scottish tourism. Check out this blog post by Scots2Travel with tips for finding Còsagach in Aberdeenshire.

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I was back in my old stomping ground of Glasgow last week and on Friday I went for a stroll in Glasgow Green, one of many wonderful parks in the city. I recommend a visit and while you're there look out for the stunning Doulton Fountain, the friendly geese, the logo from the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a statue of James Watt.
Of course you couldn't go to Glasgow Green without a trip to the People's Palace and Winter Gardens, a museum that tells the story of the people of the city.
Once you're done, pop over to West Brewery for a beer, housed in the exotic looking Templeton Building 🍺

House in the Wood: Self-Catering Accommodation near Glen Coe

Looking for self-catering accommodation near Glen Coe? Check out this blog post from Watch Me See

I hope you've enjoyed my photos from Orkney this week ☺. If you have a Scottish destination you would like me to feature in the upcoming weeks leave a comment below 👇 If I've been, I'll be happy to oblige 😁
If you need any more ideas for a visit to Orkney, be sure to check out my 3 day itinerary 👇https://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/my-3-day-orkney-travel-itinerary

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Orkney is not just historical sites and scenery. One of my favourite experiences was a visit to Skate Rumple Orkney Alpacas where I got to feed and groom some of the animals. This is great fun for all ages and definitely something unique to do during your visit. I dare you not to fall in love with these cute faces!

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Another popular site on Orkney is the Italian Chapel on the little island of Lamb Holm which is reached by a causeway originally designed to block access to Scapa Flow during WW2. The chapel was built by Italian prisoners of war brought to Orkney to assist with the construction of the concrete block barriers.
A very special place that should be on every Orkney itinerary.

Romantic Breaks in Scotland

My latest blog post has 9 recommendations for romantic breaks in Scotland as chosen by some of the best travel bloggers in the country - just in time for booking a Valentine's Day getaway!

These are Some of the Most Beautiful Jewellery Pieces in the World

This is a really interesting post on symbolic pieces of jewellery from around the world which includes my contribution about the Scottish Luckenbooth Brooch.

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Orkney is famous for its standing stones which also make great scratching posts for sheep! Here is the The Ring of Brodgar which is said to be the finest known truly circular late Neolithic or early Bronze Age stone ring and the nearby Standing Stones of Stenness.

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This week I'll be sharing some of my photos from my trip to Orkney. Have you been? This is Skara Brae, a 5000 year old village uncovered by a storm in 1850 and now considered the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe. It's one of the most fascinating places I've ever been and one of the windiest!

This time last year I was staying at the cosy Tullochwood Lodges near Forres and enjoying sunsets like this. I'm glad I always take plenty of photos on my travels to capture the special moments I've enjoyed along the way ❤️🌄

Things to do in Dumfries and Galloway

I've just updated the Dumfries and Galloway page on my website - check it out and let me know what you think. I'd also love to know where in Scotland you think I should visit and write about this year or what activities I should try out in 2018 :-)

Get £25 off your first adventure!

I love Airbnb and have stayed in quite a few great properties around Scotland over the past couple of years and never encountered any issues. I highly recommend trying it out as there are some really amazing places to stay for all budgets. Even better news is you will get £25 off your first trip if you sign up using my discount code :-)

Wigtown Book Shops

If you're a book lover like me then you need to visit Scotland's National Book Town. My latest blog post tells you everything you need to know :-)

Game of Thrones Tour // How to See 40 GOT Filming Locations!

If you are a Game of Thrones fan you will love this post from A_Southern_Gypsy about the filming locations, including one in Scotland!

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How did you spend the 1st day of 2018? I took on the Berghaus First Foot Challenge and walked the first section of the West Island Way on the isle of Bute🚶‍♀️Here are a few highlights to hopefully inspire you to get out and about among the stunning Scottish scenery this year. I've started the year as I mean to go on and worked off a few mince pies along the way 😂

Happy 2018 from Bonnie Scotland! A huge heartfelt thanks for following along and supporting my Scottish travel adventures throughout 2017. I hope you will continue to enjoy my future posts, photographs and blogs in the year ahead, there are lots more exciting adventures to come!

5* Highland Safaris in Aberfeldy

That's me started planning my 2018 Scottish adventures with this fab deal from Itison, can't wait to go on a Land Rover mountain safari in the Scottish Highlands!

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Make your First Foot of 2018

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for 2018! I'll be starting the year as I mean to go on with a New Year's day hike among the beautiful Scottish scenery. I'll be taking part in the #BerghausFirstFoot challenge to hike at least 10,000 steps on the 1st January. Find out how you can get involved below and you can also find out where I'm headed by following along with my New Year's adventures on Instagram and Twitter.

http://community.berghaus.com/your-adventures/make-first-foot-2018/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=firstfoot2018

Wherever you are in the world and whatever you're doing today, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas 🎅

11 lugares para enamorarte de Escocia en invierno

If you want to know the best destinations to head to in Scotland this winter, check out these recommendations from some of Scotland's top travel bloggers (and me!) - In Spanish and English by Lovely Scotland - Fotografía y Viajes por Escocia

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Feeling very festive after visiting the Ice Adventure at Edinburgh's Christmas today. The detail of the Scottish themed sculptures is just amazing.

Susanne Arbuckle (@adventuresaroundscotland) • Instagram photos and videos

Are you following my adventures around Scotland on Instagram yet? If not I'd love to see you over there :-)

https://www.instagram.com/adventuresaroundscotland/

A guide to Kintyre, Scotland

In case you missed it, here is my guide to visiting the Kintyre Peninsula with all my recommended stopping places

https://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/kintyre

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Huge thanks to everyone that shared my video from yesterday, it has been rather popular! Also a big hello if you are one of the many new people that has just joined my page, I hope you enjoy following my adventures around Scotland. Speaking of which, here are a few photos from my latest trip to Dumfries and Galloway which in my opinion is a really underrated part of Scotland.

Richard Shucksmith Photography

What an amazing slow motion video of diving gannets

Less than 3 hours left to enter my competition to win 3 Scotland photography books by Allan Wright including this one from Galloway - Enter here now https://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/scotland-photography-books-review-competition

Yesterday I visited a bookshop that could be straight out of Harry Potter and I thought I would give you a taster tour of its magical interior.
The Bookshop in Wigtown is the biggest second hand bookshop in Scotland and appropriately it is situated in Scotland's National Book Town. There are quite a few other cool bookshops to visit but this was my personal favourite!

This is the promo video for the Skye photography book by Allan Wright which is one of of the prizes in my blog competition which closes tmw! Enter now at http://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/scotland-photography-books-review-competition

I do love a good waterfall, especially after the rain. This was Grey Mare's Tail in Galloway Forest Park on Thursday after a torrential downpour.
If you have a favourite waterfall in Scotland let me know in the comments ⬇️

How beautiful is this door that I came across in Whithorn today? I have huge Christmas door envy 😊

I'm back in Dumfries and Galloway for a few days and my first stop was Galloway Forest Park. There are countless beautiful walks to choose from and so many I've still to do. If you love the outdoors then this is a must visit place in Scotland.
Also don't forget that Galloway is one of the photography books you could win in my latest blog competition - see my previous post 👍

Scotland Photography Books - Review & Competition

Check out my new blog competition to be in with a chance of WINNING 3 Scottish photography books (UK entries only).

Mary's Meanders

What an amazing prize for any #Outlander fan coming to Scotland next year :-)

Are you a fan of Scottish castles? If so you might like my new video featuring some of my favourites. Which Scottish castle has stolen your heart?

Snow still hanging on in the hills around Bute today, not sure it is going to last much longer...

Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park - A hidden gem in Argyll

New Blog Post - Find out about Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park on Argyll's Secret Coast

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