Barra beach landing
The Isle of Barra holds many fascinating sights for a tourist. Even your arrival by plane will be an experience - it is the only pace in the world where scheduled commercial flights land on a beach! By Phil Taylor Just off the mainland of North Western Scotland is the wonderful Outer Hebrides which is full of history, idyllic views, and...
Isle of Rum
Despite being the biggest of Scotland’s Small Isles, the Isle of Rum is the least populated island. The majority of its 25,850-hectare surface area lies uninhabited, with the entirety of its minor population of thirty-or-so people residing in the small village of Kinloch, which is located on its eastern shore. Despite its lack in residents, Rum remains a popular...
As we know Scotland is one awesome country. A country full of adventure, comfort and amazing views all wrapped up into one perfect package. So why would you not find some of the most amazing pubs in this country? We are going to look at the most quirky and remote pub in Scotland, so if you want an escapade...
Backpacking over 40
Backpacking at 40, 50 and beyond doesn't necessarily mean staying in hostels and surviving on $10 a day. Though it can do if you want it to! However, for a new breed of 'flashpackers' in their 40s and beyond, financial freedom means they can add a few luxuries to their trip. By Bev Cleary They used to say that life ‘begins...
Gwrych Castle I’m a Celebrity
Gwrych Castle in Abergele has been confirmed as the host location of ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of here’. What is the history of the castle and where is it located? What features make it a good location for the show? By Angus Wright 2020 has been turned upside down by the global pandemic situation. Offices are empty with people...
199 steps Whitby
The Yorkshire town was recently named the second best travel destination in the world by Condé Nast. What makes the seaside town so popular and why should you visit Whitby? By Phil Taylor Where is Whitby? Well it is in Yorkshire. North Yorkshire to be specific. It overlooks the North Sea on the east side of England and is situated in between...
Autumn Edinburgh Castle
Think of Autumn and fall colours and the glorious foliage of New England's woods and forests probably come to mind. But there is an equally stunning experience awaiting tourists right here in Scotland. By Phil Taylor When people discuss their favourite seasons to travel you usually get the answer - summer and winter, due to the traditional summer holidays and Christmas...
Scotland was once again lit up this weekend by a fantastical display of the Aurora Borealis. Chances of seeing the Northern Lights are not guaranteed but you can increase your odds by visiting these places in Scotland at a certain time of year. By Angus Wright There are many natural attractions to Scotland which draw thousands of tourists into the country...
Great polish map of Scotland
One thing that puts the quaint Scottish village of Eddleston on the map is, funnily enough, a to-scale raised-relief map of Scotland. How Eddleston, north of Peebles, came to acquire such an unusual tourist attraction is quite the story, and one which dates to back to the Second World War, when the Barony Castle Hotel - the grounds in...
British cuisine at its finest, fish and chip Fridays are a common weekly tradition for thousands of families across the UK. The dish that fuelled the industrial revolution and two World Wars stands proudly alongside English Tea and gloomy weather, in representing stereotypical British culture. However, its origins are far less British than one might think… By Andrew Cook ‘Chippy tonight?’...