Scotland Itinerary

10 Day Scotland Itinerary: Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Isle of Skye

Julie Itinerary, Scotland 28 Comments

On a map, Scotland may look small. But don’t let that fool you…there is a lot to see and do here. From visiting castles to sipping whisky to bagging some Munros to exploring the mystical Isle of Skye…there is enough to keep you busy for weeks. In this Scotland itinerary, you will be able to see the very best of …

Edinburgh Two Day Itinerary

2 Days in Edinburgh: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

Julie Itinerary, Scotland 22 Comments

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. And with 2 days in Edinburgh is the perfect amount of time to see and do it all. If you have 2 days …

Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland: 24 Hours of Fun for the Whole Family

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Glasgow is often an overlooked destination in Scotland. Most people tour Edinburgh and then head to the Highlands, for good reason, as both of these places are amazing. But Glasgow is worth a visit. It’s a great Scottish city and all you need is 24 hours to see the best of it. Whereas Edinburgh is perfect for tourists, with its …

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 famous 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 Guide

The Complete Isle of Skye Travel Guide

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The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s hottest destinations. Why? With stunning scenery, scenic drives, hikes for all ages and ability levels, quaint towns, and awesome seafood, it’s easy to see why this is a hot spot for travelers. In our Isle of Skye Guide, we’ve got you covered. We’re here to help you plan the perfect vacation to …

Isle of Skye Itinerary

The Perfect Isle of Skye Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, Scotland 40 Comments

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 …

Eilean Donan Scotland

Driving to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh or Glasgow

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The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular destinations. It may seem like a long drive to get there, but by adding in scenic pitstops along the way, you can turn the journey into a sightseeing adventure. In fact, the journey through Scotland is almost as good as the destination! Keep reading to learn how to make the most out of driving …

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 …

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

Brothers Point: Isle of Skye’s Hidden Treasure

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Brothers Point, also known as Rubha nam Brathairean, 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 yourself. …

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 …

Edinburgh Castle in July

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 …