It’s no secret that everywhere looks better in the sunshine, and Scotland is no exception to this rule. Scotland is a breathtakingly beautiful country even on a grey, rainy day (we get those too often in Scotland!) but add some golden sunshine and blue skies and it’s undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous places on the planet. I know as a native Scot I’m totally biased but I hope my pictures can help convince you that I’m not utterly deluded…
Any of you lovely people who are regular readers here will know I’m exceedingly, over-enthusiastically, desperately in love with my home country of Scotland. I think it’s one of the best in the entire world and always love an opportunity to explore it further as there’s just so many amazing places that I haven’t seen yet.
I recently returned from a wonderful three day road trip that saw us ambling through the west of Scotland’s countryside, past lochs, through valleys and over hills. Scotland is just so darn photogenic and I found myself wanting to stop the car every 10 minutes or so because of a beautiful view I’d seen and wanted to capture. How often do you get to say that about a country?!
I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some beautiful places in my beloved home country of Scotland. I’ve enjoyed stays in luxury hotels, fabulous mansion houses, adorable cottages and sleek, modern apartments and I’ve decided to put together a list of my absolute favourite special places to stay in Scotland to share with you all. If you’re looking for somewhere fabulous to stay to make your trip to Scotland really special, then you’ve come to the right place!
I felt like an absolute princess when I stayed in the breathtaking Baronial style Glenapp Castle last year. This Relais and Châteaux Castle Hotel has just seventeen bedrooms, each individually decorated and with some seriously luxe touches.
Yesterday I took part in an extremely important event – the Race for Life 2014 in Glasgow. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of it before then it’s a women-only 5 kilometre run, jog, walk or whatever you want to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
One of my favourite places in Scotland is, without a doubt, North Berwick, an adorable seaside town on the east coast. It’s a small town that feels incredibly peaceful and is blessed with absolutely stunning beaches that don’t really look like they belong in Scotland.
It’s the type of place that you can go to for a weekend and feel like you’ve been gone for weeks. It’s got a proper small town feel to it – the people are warm and friendly and you can walk absolutely everywhere. The pubs are quaint and unassuming and the main street is lined with adorable shops and cafes. Read more
Dumfries and Galloway is a region located in Scotland’s western southern uplands and one I had the pleasure of discovering recently. Despite living less than two hours away from Galloway and Dumfries it is an area I didn’t know much about until now. I visited briefly last year but sadly didn’t get enough chance to really get to know this little gem of a region.
I had no idea that it was quite so rural, green and beautiful, let alone that it was blessed with over 200 miles of coastline and some utterly stunning beaches that you wouldn’t believe were really in Scotland.
And how lucky were we that we picked the gorgeous Balcary Bay Hotel as our base for our mini break?! Read more