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12 of the Coolest Castles in Scotland

12 of the Coolest Castles in Scotland

No matter where you are in Scotland, a castle is never far away. Home to some of the most iconic fortifications in the UK. Many Scottish castles are known worldwide for their superb facades, many of which have been immaculately preserved. At one time, there were nearly 3000 castles in Scotland, which equates to roughly 1 for every 100 square miles. Whether you want to visit spellbinding castles steeped in history and legend, medieval strongholds, fairytale chateaus, or cliff-top ruins, you will find these in some stunning locations all across the country. With some many to explore, below is a…
20 Things To Do on the Isle of Skye

20 Things To Do on the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is one of the most popular places for tourists to visit in Scotland and it’s easy to see why. Dramatic rust-tinted mountains that are bursting with waterfalls, fairytale landscapes, historic castles, charming villages, and epic wildlife. Travellers from around the globe love often join a three-day guided tour around three top destinations in the Scottish Highlands: Loch Ness, Glen Coe, and the Isle of Skye. Those bus tours are a fantastic way to see as much of Scotland as possible on a limited schedule. But there are so many things to do on the Isle of…
48 Hours in Glasgow - A 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Glasgow – A 2 Day Itinerary

Edinburgh might be Scotland’s picturesque capital city, but Glasgow is the country’s biggest and most bustling city. An old port city on the west coast of Scotland’s Central Belt, Glasgow is often overlooked by travellers seeking Edinburgh’s storied past and world-renowned landmarks. But Glasgow is a much cheaper city to visit and easily accessible via its multiple train stations and international airport. It’s also a much better gateway to the Scottish countryside. But is there enough to do to spend 48 hours in Glasgow? Absolutely! Its many museums, Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture by the famed Charles Rennie Mackintosh means…
Where to stay in Inverness

Where to stay in Inverness

Along the north coast of Scotland lies the small city of Inverness, best known as the home of Loch Ness and the famous Loch Ness monster. This Scottish Highlands destination on the banks of the River Ness has so much more to offer besides the famous lake, and it’s worth staying a few days to explore all the options. With dozens of hotels in Inverness Scotland, it can be hard to settle on a place to stay that’s in a good location. Fortunately, we’ve written this guide to the best places to stay in Inverness Scotland, with Inverness accommodation recommendations…
Where to stay in Edinburgh

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city continues to grow in popularity, drawing tourists from all over the world, making it the second most popular destination in the United Kingdom. Whether you are visiting one of Edinburgh’s famous festivals or coming to explore the rich history, there are many things to do in Edinburgh. To help you decide what area to stay in Edinburgh Scotland, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular neighbourhoods for travellers and the best Edinburgh hotels. The city is relatively compact and has an excellent bus system, plus taxi cabs are plentiful, so no matter where to stay in…
Where to stay in Glasgow

Where to stay in Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city is often overshadowed by the historic capital, Edinburgh, but Glasgow city has a thriving cultural scene that is well worth exploring. This includes the Scottish Opera, the National Theater of Scotland and the Scottish Ballet. There’s also a lively music scene in Glasgow, evidenced by the UNESCO City of Music designation. Glasgow is a very walkable city, with a small underground system, as well as regular train and bus routes for getting around outside of Glasgow city centre. Using the guide below, you can find the best places to stay in Glasgow, Scotland. Don’t miss the chance…
Where to stay on the Isle of Skye

Where to stay on the Isle of Skye 

Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a bucket list destination for many travelers visiting the Scottish Highlands. Although you can visit in a very long day trip from nearby areas, you will really be glad you decided to stay overnight and allow yourself more time to explore. With so many quaint villages scattered across the island, it can be difficult to choose where to stay on Isle of Skye. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the best places to stay in the Isle of Skye, as well as Isle of Skye accommodation recommendations for every budget and travel style.  We will cover off…
48 hours in Edinburgh - 2 Day Itinerary

48 hours in Edinburgh – 2 Day Itinerary

Edinburgh is Scotland’s bustling, vibrant capital that is known as the city of festivals, playing host to annual arts, literature and theatre events that draw thousands of visitors to its streets every year, the most famous of which is known as a the Fringe festival. Aside from its thriving arts scene which is a draw for culture lovers, it’s fascinating medieval and Georgian buildings and a history of clans and battles would satisfy history lovers, whilst the mouth-watering cuisine will be sure to tempt epicureans. Scotland is the ideal short city break destination and 48 hours will give you a…
Isle of Skye & West Highlands - 4 Day tour with Rabbie’s

Isle of Skye & West Highlands – 4 Day tour with Rabbie’s

After my 3 day tour in Ireland with Rabbie’s, I decided to head to Scotland and take a 4 day tour to the Isle of Skye and the West highlands. I absolutely love Rabbies! The guides have the freedom to be able to customize tours, so it pretty much a guarantee that every tour is going to be slightly different. There is also a max of 16 people so its a small group tour, making it easier to get along with your fellow passengers as well as your driver guide.  Not only are the guides super duper friendly (and funny!),…
17 Things to do in Glasgow

17 Things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow is a port city that is often considered a cultural hub of Scotland, thanks to shipbuilding prosperity and being home to the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet and the National Theater of Scotland. Glasgow has many quality museums, and a thriving music scene. Although it is not the capital, it is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest city in the United Kingdom.  Plan your trip to Scotland Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights using the Wise Card.…