I used to think I knew Edinburgh. I’ve been traveling here since I was five, after all. But on recent trips I’ve discovered that while I know the Royal Mile and Princes Street well, I’ve missed out on a lot of the less obvious parts of the city. So I’ve made a point of going back to discover under-the-radar Auld Reekie. I doing so, I’ve found secret Edinburgh. And it’s beautiful.
I love a good Christmas market. Whether it’s a traditional German one, a stylish Parisian one, or a contemporary Viennese one, I revel in their festive cheer. But perhaps the best thing about them is that I don’t have to travel to Europe to find one. The UK has plenty, and they’re getting bigger and brighter every year. So today I bring you A Lady in London’s 7 British Christmas markets that will get you in the seasonal spirit.
Is it just me, or does Britain get more into Christmas every year? When I first moved to London, there were a few stray markets and some lights. 10 years on, the whole country has embraced the season in spectacular style. And this year I’ve seen it most clearly in Edinburgh. After a day of exploring the highlights, today I bring you A Lady in London’s 5 things to do in Edinburgh at Christmas.
Life keeps taking me to Falkland. I first visited in May on my Scottish road trip from Berwickshire to the Hebrides, and loved it so much that I’ve traveled back again. From the stunning views of Falkland Palace to the pretty center where scenes from Outlander were filmed, the village’s beauty has convinced me that a day out in Falkland is a must on any trip to Scotland.
The heather in Scotland is breathtaking. Blanketing the landscape in the prettiest of purples, it’s a magical sight. So much so that I’ve spent much of the past week on the moors taking it in. Today I want to share its beauty with you, and if you’re wondering where to see heather in Scotland for yourself, read on.
I’m in Scotland this week. It’s becoming an addiction, really. Given my boyfriend has a house in the Scottish Borders we’re up here a lot. Which is great, because I’ve discovered parts of Scotland I never knew about. So today I want to share my 5 picks for under-the-radar places to travel in Scotland.
Maybe it’s the American in me, but I like a good road trip. And while a lot of places in the UK are easily accessible by train, driving allows me to stop and soak up the scenery (there’s a lot of it). I’ve done a few journeys around Scotland by car recently, and today I want to share a Scotland road trip itinerary with you.
It’s not often I travel to the same place twice. Part of the reason I love traveling is that I enjoy discovering somewhere new every time. But sometimes a destination is so special that I can’t help going back. One such location is the Scottish Hebrides. After an amazing week sailing in the Hebrides last year, my friends and I booked ourselves in for the same week this year. So I’m off again for 7 days of sailing in the Scottish Hebrides.
I’ve been spending a lot of time in Scotland lately, and one of the things I’ve discovered is how easy it is to get up there for a weekend. Whether I travel for a city break, a country getaway, or a highland fling there are a lot of lovely places to escape for 48 hours. If you’re in the mood for a Scottish adventure, here are the 5 weekend trips in Scotland you have to take at least once.