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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3010, 2014

20 Things I Love About Glasgow

By |October 30th, 2014|Scotland, Travel Tales|2 Comments

I might be a little biased since it’s the nearest city to my countryside village home here in Scotland but I believe Glasgow is a truly underrated city. It’s all too often left forgotten and in the shadow of it’s prettier neighbour, Edinburgh, and I think people who don’t visit Glasgow are truly missing out.

There’s so much to love about Glasgow and after 24 years living just outside the city I thought I’d share my favourites with you… […]

2310, 2014

A Guide to Scottish Slang

By |October 23rd, 2014|Scotland, Travel Tales|4 Comments

One of the things I love about being Scottish (and there are many) is that us Scots have our own little Scottish words, phrases, slang and accents. I know from travelling a lot that we can sometimes be hard to understand for people who aren’t familiar with our accents and the fact that we talk at a rate of a million miles per hour, especially after a few drinks! To make things even more confusing for visitors different towns, sometimes only 30 miles apart, have completely different accents and slang words. We have some pretty great Scottish slang words and if I tried to document them all for you I’d be here forever. So, I wanted to share a few of my favourites that you might want to know if you’re planning to visit my beautiful country, or you might just want to have a good giggle at. Try them out and you’ll impress the locals! […]

2010, 2014

Why You Should Visit Scotland in Autumn

By |October 20th, 2014|Scotland, Travel Tales|2 Comments

Autumn is such a perfect season. I love the yellow, orange and red leaves as they transform from green through the colour spectrum. I love the piles of leaves sweeping around as they’re caught by the wind. I love the fact it gets a little chilly outside so I can start wearing the cute ankle boots and cosy jumpers I’ve been keeping in the back of my wardrobe since March.

I also think that autumn is the perfect time to visit my beautiful home country of Scotland, here’s why…
The colours are amazing
The autumn colours are spectacular in Scotland and just add to the all round gorgeousness of the country. I’m a firm believer that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

Scotland is filled with so many evergreen trees, which means you get to enjoy the contrast of the fiery autumn leaves changing colour against the deep greens of the pine trees. It’s a stunning sight.
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