2502, 2015

8 Great Cities To Visit In The UK

By |February 25th, 2015|England, Scotland, Travel Tales|1 Comment

1. Edinburgh
Edinburgh is Scotland’s charming capital city, complete with an imposing Castle atop a volcanic plug overlooking the entire city. It is undeniably beautiful and filled with such magnificent architecture that a visit to the UK would not be complete without a visit to Edinburgh.

Wander up the Royal Mile and admire the ‘closes’ that help define the city, visit Edinburgh […]

902, 2015

15 Places to Visit in Scotland

By |February 9th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|4 Comments

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2801, 2015

15 Things to do in Bruges

By |January 28th, 2015|Belgium, Travel Tales|9 Comments

1. Lizzie’s Waffels If you’re going to Belgium then of course you want to try some authentic Belgian waffels. In the name of research I tried lots of different waffels in Bruges but none came close to the ones I had at Lizzie’s Waffels.

There’s so many toppings to choose from that it can be pretty hard to come to […]

2601, 2015

Magical Melville Castle

By |January 26th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|3 Comments

January is traditionally the most depressing month of the year, so when I was invited to stay in a beautiful, 18th century castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh I literally jumped at the chance.
Just call me Princess Emma.

Melville Castle is around 6 miles from Edinburgh’s charming city centre and sits at the heart of leafy woodland and manicured gardens. Although […]

2201, 2015

Bruges In Pictures

By |January 22nd, 2015|Belgium, Travel Tales|8 Comments

Bruges (or Brugge in Flemish) is one of the most idyllic, fairytale-esque cities I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. I’ve just returned from a magical four days exploring the city and fell head over heels in love with the quaint canals, gorgeous architecture, multitude of beers and super friendly locals.

This is the view that you’ll find on 8 out […]

1901, 2015

20 Things to Do in Edinburgh

By |January 19th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|8 Comments

1. National Museum of Scotland 

I visited the National Museum of Scotland for the first time earlier this year and absolutely loved it. It’s full to the brim with fascinating exhibits on subjects ranging from Scottish history to space exploration. It’s great for both adults and children and the best part of all is that it’s completely free!

2. Le Monde 

Le Monde […]

1401, 2015

I’m Going to Bruges

By |January 14th, 2015|Belgium, Travel Tales|6 Comments

I’m super excited for this weekend to hurry up and get here because I’m off to Bruges! It’ll be my first trip out of the country in 2015 (I’ve already been travelling within Scotland, of course!) and I can’t wait to grab my passport and get on that plane!

I’ll be travelling with Thomas and his parents as it’s a little celebratory trip for his father’s birthday. What a fantastic gift! We’re going for 4 days and I just can’t wait to start exploring. […]

1201, 2015

Alternative Cities to Visit in Europe

By |January 12th, 2015|Croatia, France, Scotland, Spain, Travel Tales|2 Comments

You know that feeling when you want to take a trip but aren’t sure where to go?

Sure, you could hit up some of Europe’s big-name cities like Paris, Rome, Barcelona or Madrid but, maybe you’ve already been there, or you just don’t feel like going somewhere that feels as though everyone visits. Or perhaps it’s that the inflated prices of the popular […]

801, 2015

20 Things to Do In Glasgow

By |January 8th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

1. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 

Not only is this museum absolutely free of charge, it’s also home to some of the greatest works of art in the world. Kelvingrove contains pieces from Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Monet, Picasso and Rembrandt to name but a few. It’s the perfect place to head for some culture within the city. 

2. The University of Glasgow

I may […]

2411, 2014

9 Things to Know Before Visiting Scotland

By |November 24th, 2014|Scotland, Travel Tales|6 Comments

Are you thinking of visiting the best country in the world? Here’s a few handy things to know before visiting Scotland…
1. Men don’t always walk around in kilts
I’ve met quite a few people on my travels who’ve asked me about men in kilts. Some people seem to assume they wander around wearing them every day but that couldn’t be […]