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.
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.
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.