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!
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.
Looking for something different to do in #Glasgow? Here is my list of 10 free things that are a bit different :-)
I was delighted to add the Scottish Highlands to this list :-)
Have you ever been to the Isle of Colonsay? Read my blog post about spending 24 stress free hours there
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
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!
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 😊
This sounds like fun!
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.
if you're looking for luxury holiday accommodation in Fife, check out this blog post by Foodie Quine by Claire Jessiman
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
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 :-)
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
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!.
Check out this list of 70 things to do in Edinburgh by Two Scots Abroad That should keep you busy! #blogscot
The Isle of Mull is an easy Scottish weekend getaway, check out these tips from Watch Me See #blogscot
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
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
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!
The view from the top of Inveraray bell Tower is worth the climb!
If you've been inspired to visit the #Outlander filming locations in Scotland you can find lots of info about them on my blog
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
Last week I went on a little day trip to Inveraray and unexpectedly came across some invading Vikings!
If you are looking for Scotland inspiration, here is a handy list of Scottish travel bloggers
New Blog - Find out what I got up to on my recent short break in Loch Lomond with ABI Holiday Homes
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!
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
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!
New Blog Post - Read why Castle Hill Viewpoint in Largs is one of my highly recommended 'off the beaten track' walks in Scotland
Edinburgh Castle looking lovely in the sunshine yesterday :-)
Alva Glen is a beautiful walk past rushing waterfalls, mossy rocks and ends up out in the open with views across to Kincardine. At this time of the year it is beautifully lush and green as you can see from this photo I took last week.
Was lucky enough to catch this stunning sunset in Ayr last week
Some images from my recent visit to Dundonald Castle in Ayrshire. Home to Scots King Robert II, grandson of Robert the Bruce and where the formidable Stewart dynasty was born
I have a new #competition running over on my blog to win 2 x 'money can't buy, access all areas' Golden Wrsitbands for The Edinburgh Whisky Festival on 17th June. Pop over to my blog for more details and to get your entry in!
New Blog - Kilwinning Abbey, a hidden historical gem in Ayrshire
New Blog - My review of Urban Quarters apartments in Dundee. Featuring a popcorn maker, 3D glasses and a Jimmy Shand album...plus some great tips about things to do in the city :-)
Urban Quarters Dundee
Where is your favourite Scottish hill with a view? I recently discovered Castle Hill in Largs, a great spot to take in all the major islands of the Firth of Clyde including Arran, Bute and The Cumbraes and it has easily become one of my top choices for effort to reward ratio!
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