Just a short drive from Edinburgh is Dalmeny Estate. The land stretches across to the Firth of Forth, with sandy beaches to walk along. The views extend across to Fife, and back to Edinburgh, where the familiar outline of Arthur’s seat is still visible. A quiet path weaves through the estate, leading you from the shadow of the Forth Rail Bridge to the village of Cramond, passing through woodland, beaches and even a castle. Dalmeny House sits proud in the manicured landscape, a grand family home that commands attention from visitors to the estate. Learn about the Dalmeny Estate and how to visit in this post!
The iconic backdrop of Edinburgh, visible throughout the city, Arthur’s seat stands proud. This extinct volcano is in the heart of the city and a popular place for hill walkers, tourists and locals. From the top, you get spectacular views across the city of Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth.
Just a short drive outside of Edinburgh, Roslin is the perfect day trip to explore some history and nature. The small village is known across the world, thanks to the Da Vinci Code, and Dolly the sheep. For history lovers and explorers, Roslin is a great day trip from Edinburgh, which is well worth a visit.
f you are an animal lover, looking for something a bit different to do in Edinburgh city centre, then Love Gorgie Farm is the place for you. Hidden off of Gorgie road, the city farm is home to friendly animals who all love a bit of attention. It’s a perfect place to visit during the holidays or at the weekend for kids of all ages, and adults too.
s a beautiful Scottish seaside town, filled with history and character. From exploring the local wildlife and nature spots, to its High Street filled with local businesses, there are plenty things to do in North Berwick.
Stepping onto the Strathspey Steam Train is taking a step back in time. Riding the Highland Line from Aviemore is an experience you won’t forget, as you hear the train chugging through the beautiful countryside.
Just a short coastal walk from North Berwick lies the imposing ruins of Tantallon Castle. Sitting on the edge of the coast, with Bass Rock and the Firth of Forth as a backdrop, Tantallon Castle is a stunning historic site that should be visited by anyone in East Lothian.
Whilst travel abroad is still restricted, the key word being typed into google this summer is ‘staycation’. This summer is an opportunity to explore the local and regional spots that have usually been neglected in favour of sun. A holiday in Scotland can offer the fun and adventure of a holiday abroad, and provides stunning backdrops to explore. James and I substituted our hopes visiting Maltese temples in favour of a 2 hour bus to Pitlochry. Here’s my holiday guide to the best things to see and do in Pitlochry, Scotland.
The Royal Mile is the historic heart of the city, where characters from all walks of life were to be found throughout the ages. A mile provides a lot of places to uncover history, and you won’t be disappointed when you start to delve deeper into the stories behind the buildings. In this one-stop-guide to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, I’m taking you right down the mile – from the Castle to the Palace, and EVERYTHING in between. Marvel in the beauty of Edinburgh and its hidden heritage and use this post to plan your next visit to the capital.
Despite being less acknowledged, Scotland’s role in the slave trade is undeniable, and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Much of the city has been developed on wealth accumulated from the slave trade and the docks at Leith received tobacco from the Americas throughout the 17th century.