Edinburgh Itinerary

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

Julie Itinerary, Scotland 38 Comments

Edinburgh is a wonderful 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. If you have 2 days in Edinburgh, you have enough time to visit the best spots in the city.  Follow our itinerary, complete with maps, walking routes, and recommendations on …

Views of Edinburgh

Where to get the Best Views of Edinburgh

Julie Scotland 2 Comments

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 …

Driving to the Isle of Skye

Driving to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh or Glasgow

Julie Scotland 62 Comments

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 …

Edinburgh with Kids

11 Awesome Things to do in Edinburgh with Kids

Julie Scotland 4 Comments

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 …

Arthurs Seat

Arthur’s Seat: Climb an Extinct Volcano in Edinburgh

Julie Scotland 32 Comments

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

Edinburgh Castle: Important Things to Know Before You Go

Julie Scotland 27 Comments

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 …

Dean Village

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

Julie Scotland 17 Comments

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 …