Best things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland: Two Day Itinerary

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Edinburgh is such a great city to explore. Climb a volcano, see where JK Rowling got her inspiration for the Harry Potter series, tour a castle, and learn all about whisky. There is something here for everyone. If you have two days in Edinburgh, you have just enough time to visit the best spots in the city. Follow our itinerary, …

Is Loch Ness worth it

Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle…Are They Worth Visiting?

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Without a doubt, Loch Ness is Scotland’s most famous loch. Legend has it that this lake is home to Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. People travel all over the world to visit this infamous loch, hoping to get a chance to spot the elusive underwater monster. But does that make Loch Ness worth visiting? Our answer is “it depends.” The …

Where to get the best views of Edinburgh

Where to get the Best Views of Edinburgh

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Are you planning a trip to Edinburgh? Sure, you can’t miss the Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, dinner in a pub, and whisky tasting, but you also cannot miss the best views of Edinburgh. No trip to Edinburgh would be complete without a climb up Arthur’s Seat or a view from the Scott Monument. Where to get the best views of Edinburgh Arthur’s Seat Arthur’s Seat …

Isle of Skye Itinerary

The Perfect Isle of Skye Itinerary

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The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s hottest destinations. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the island to see its breathtaking scenery, quaint towns, and stunning coastline. So, how do you plan the perfect Isle of Skye itinerary? Whether you have one, two, or three days (or more, if you are really lucky!), we have great suggestions to …

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12 Must Have Experiences on the Isle of Skye

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The Isle of Skye is a must have experience in Scotland. If you want to see some truly spectacular scenery, then you must come here. We were amazed at the beauty of this island. Whether you have one, two, or three days available, here is a list of the must-see sights on the Isle of Skye. Old Man of Storr …

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Flying Over the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye

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The Fairy Pools are one of the most visited sites on the Isle of Skye of Scotland. Why? It’s an easy walk along a series of small waterfalls with the Cuillin Mountains as a backdrop. We were here under less than ideal conditions. Once again, we awoke to cloudy, rainy skies. It drizzled off and on during the drive from …

Postcards from Glencoe

Postcards from Glencoe, Scotland

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If you are taking a road trip through Scotland, Glencoe should be on your list of places to visit. This gorgeous valley is a great place for families, hikers, and those that love the great outdoors. You can either drive through it, spending just an hour here, or you could easily spend an entire day hiking and exploring. We heard that …

Old Man of Storr Scotland

The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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If there was one thing we wanted to see on the Isle of Skye, it was the Old Man of Storr. The Old Man of Storr is iconic Scotland: spiky pinnacles of rock set against the backdrop of rolling green hills and the coastline of the Isle of Skye. This image is featured in Scotland guidebooks, blog posts, and travel …

Best things to do in Edinburgh with Kids

11 Awesome Things to do in Edinburgh with Kids

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Edinburgh is one of the best cities in Europe to take your kids. Visit a castle, climb an extinct volcano, take a Harry Potter tour, learn about medieval history, and pay a visit to a spooky dungeon. What kid would not find this interesting? If you plan on visiting Edinburgh with kids, we have great ideas to make your visit …

Rubha nam Braithairean Scotland

Rubha nam Brathairean: Isle of Skye’s Hidden Treasure

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Rubha nam Brathairean, also known as Brothers Point, is a hidden treasure on the Isle of Skye. Overlooked (or unheard of) to most visitors, our visit here was one of the highlights on our trip to Scotland. The views of the peninsula are stunning. And because very few people know about this gem, you just may have it all to …

Climbing Arthur's Seat

Arthur’s Seat: Climb an Extinct Volcano in Edinburgh

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Arthur’s Seat…a jagged, grassy prominence rising up from the urban sprawl of Edinburgh, offers one of the best views of the city. It’s a short, slightly strenuous hike to the highest point, but absolutely worth it to look out over Edinburgh from this vantage point. What is Arthur’s Seat? Arthur’s Seat is located in Holyrood Park, at the end of …

Isle of Skye Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen: The Cutest Place to Explore on the Isle of Skye

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The Fairy Glen is a lesser-known attraction on the Isle of Skye. It’s also one of the cutest places on the island to explore. The Fairy Glen was the first place we visited on the Isle of Skye. Located on the Trotternish Peninsula, it is easy to combine the Fairy Glen with a visit to The Quiraing, Kilt Rock, and …

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Edinburgh Castle: Things to Know Before You Go

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Rising up from the center of Edinburgh is the famous Edinburgh Castle. Wherever you go in Edinburgh, there it is, the castle, proudly towering over the rest of the city. With its prominence and history, visitors arrive by the hundreds every day to tour its sites. Did you know that Edinburgh Castle is the most visited tourist attraction in Scotland? Since …

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Hiking the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye

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For one of the most spectacular views on the Isle of Skye, do not miss the Quiraing. These dramatic cliffs are gorgeous, rain or shine. Our Experience Hiking the Quiraing The hike around the Quiraing was high on our list. There is no better way to see the scenery than hiking around it (or maybe, nowadays, flying a drone…but that …

Dean Village Edinburgh

Dean Village…Why it Needs to be on your Edinburgh Itinerary

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The list of must-see sights in Edinburgh is long. Every visitor knows to visit the Edinburgh Castle, walk the Royal Mile, eat haggis, climb Arthur’s Seat, and go whisky tasting. But there are sights off the main tourist trail that are so worth your time. One of these underrated but incredibly scenic spots is Dean Village. Even after reading about …