Visiting Ruined Castles and Fishing Villages in Fife
Fife is often recommended as a place to visit in Scotland, so for my second trip, I thought it much appropriate to check out what is said to be one of Scotland’s most beautiful gems. Though the peninsula is known historically for its coal and industry, the tourist perspective is its picturesque fishing villages with scattered ruins. After a visit to Stirling, we got a long evening to drive around the fantastic Kingdom of Fife.
Fife has been a part of Scotland for over a millennium. Fife had thanes, which were like earl equivalents, and obviously a strong regional … Continue reading
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Driving Around the Scottish Highlands – Things to Do & Travel Guide
I’ve been to the Scottish highlands twice. The first time was that, a first-time visit. The second time, I brought my family so they could experience once of my favourite places in the world. The highlands are so big and I have much to explore still, but this is my experience with this magical place.
One of my favourite areas is the Trossachs National Park. This is where Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest loch by surface area, is located. The park is filled with high hills reflecting in the low lakes. It’s extremely picturesque and the nature is so … Continue reading
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33+ Things to Do in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is an absolutely beautiful city and one of my favourites. It’s steeped in history and has amazing architecture, history, and culture. There are lots of things to do in Scotland’s capital, and here is a list of 33+ of them.
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- Calton Hill
- Palace of Holyroodhouse
- St. Giles’ Cathedral
- Princes Street Gardens
- Greyfriars Kirkyard
- Greyfriars Bobby’s
- Scott Monument
- Balmoral Hotel
- Charlotte Square
- Dean’s Village
- John Knox House
- Edinburgh Castle
- National Museum of Scotland
- Camera Obscura
- Real Mary King’s Close
- Scottish National Gallery
- Scottish National Portrait Gallery
- Museum of Edinburgh
- People’s Story Museum
- Museum of Childhood
- Writers’ Museum
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Visiting the Historic Stirling Castle in Scotland
Stirling Castle is arguably one of the most important places in Scotland. It’s an easy day trip from Edinburgh and is a must-see for anyone interested in Scottish history and castles, as it is a very complete castle with very recognisable residents.
The History of Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle is known as the dividing point between the Scottish Highlands and the rest of Scotland, but it also has incredible historical significance. The castle dates back to the 1100s and flip-flopped in ownership between the Scots and English (as that area often does in history). However, the oldest remaining part of … Continue reading
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Harry Potter’s Edinburgh: 6 Sites to Visit
Edinburgh is a great city, and I’ve written about it a few times. But if it’s not a great enough city as it is, it’s also a great place for Harry Potter fans to visit as it’s steeped in Harry Potter history. J.K. Rowling moved to Edinburgh to be near her sister, and the welfare-dependent single mother wrote her first Harry Potter novels in this magical city. It’s easy to see where her inspiration came from.
There are a lot of walking tours to take but everything can easily be seen on your own, so I suggest saving some money … Continue reading
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Day Trips to Loch Ness & Hadrian’s Wall
When I was in Edinburgh, I decided to take a few day trips to get to see Scotland and did so by going on a tour of Loch Ness and Hadrian’s Wall. I actually hadn’t done a lot of research on things to do in Scotland but I knew I wanted to see the famous Loch Ness. Then I chose a Hadrian’s Wall tour because it sounded like a fascinating part of history.
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Exploring the Breathtaking City of Edinburgh – Things to Do & Travel Guide
A little bit of history: The history of modern Edinburgh goes back over 1,000 years, and you may have heard that the castle itself is perched atop volcanic rock. It’s easy to see how this position would’ve been advantageous for safety and warfare. The castle was built around 1100 AD and, as with castles, was edited over … Continue reading
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