Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities. Between the beautiful streets, hilltop castle, and secret villages, I could spend a lifetime exploring. But there are lots of nearby places that are worth a visit, too. If I can tear myself away, I like getting out into the towns and countryside around the Scottish capital. If you’re the same, today I want to share 11 day trips from Edinburgh with you.
Spring is here. After what felt like a never-ending winter, London’s finally warming up and showing signs of the season. I’ve been getting outdoors as much as I can, and the gardens are looking spectacular. Not just in London, either. All around the UK, spring is taking over. If you want to see the best of the season, today I bring you 15 of the prettiest spring gardens in Britain.
Britain’s beauty astounds me. From idyllic countryside to iconic cities, there’s no shortage of loveliness here. And the smaller places are some of my favorites when it comes to seeking out charm. If you feel the same, today I bring you 9 of the prettiest towns and villages in Britain.
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.