Category: Edinburgh

  • Victoria Street Edinburgh: A Guide to Auld Reekie’s Most Magical Road!

    Victoria Street Edinburgh: A Guide to Auld Reekie’s Most Magical Road!

    Visitors to Scotland’s capital would be foolish to miss out on at least one visit to Victoria Street Edinburgh, which is arguably the most famous road in the city.  Not only does it feature a mesmerising cascade of Gothic cobblestones, but the shops, boutiques, and architecture are a true sight to behold. Like many of…

  • Cockburn Street Edinburgh: History & Hidden Gems (+ Places to Stay)

    Cockburn Street Edinburgh: History & Hidden Gems (+ Places to Stay)

    There is so much to see and do in the historical Scottish city of Edinburgh that it can be challenging to know where to begin! While there is no shortage of epic places to visit – Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and the Camera Obscura & World of Illusions (to name but a few), we strongly…

  • Hopetoun House: Outlander, History, & More

    Hopetoun House: Outlander, History, & More

    Lovers of both architecture and the show Outlander alike often find themselves drawn to the magnificent and grandiose Hopetoun House just outside Edinburgh, Scotland. Like many of the country’s iconic buildings, Hopetoun House has a rich and vast history and a strong connection to the aristocracy- and it is well worth a visit! We look…

  • Holy Island and Lindisfarne: Tide Times and More

    Holy Island and Lindisfarne: Tide Times and More

    A place called Holy Island has gotta be pretty, well, holy, right?! In the case of Holy Island and Lindisfarne, it certainly lives up to its name. But irrespective of your religious beliefs, this sacred ground, which can be found in Northumberland (near the Scotland/England border), provides ample reasons why it should be on your…

  • Edinburgh to Tenerife Holiday with Jet2 & Hard Rock Hotel: An Honest Review

    Edinburgh to Tenerife Holiday with Jet2 & Hard Rock Hotel: An Honest Review

    Jet2 provided me and my husband with flights to Tenerife and an all-inclusive stay at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife in exchange for this blog post. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.  There’s nothing quite like leaving Scotland on a cold and rainy morning in late November and emerging…

  • Rosslyn Chapel Scotland: A Guide for Visitors

    Rosslyn Chapel Scotland: A Guide for Visitors

    Scotland is the birthplace of so many historical and cultural sites and it can be challenging to find time to cram all your bucket list stops into one mere trip. As well as the Highland beauty and mysterious loch-dwelling monsters the country is famous for, Scotland is home to some incredible architecture – particularly its…

  • How To Spend 72 Hours in Edinburgh in 2024

    How To Spend 72 Hours in Edinburgh in 2024

    Edinburgh is one of the most enchanting cities to visit for anyone with even a morsel of wanderlust. Not only does it have a vast, colourful, and sometimes sordid history, it is also rife with wonderful things to do – whatever your hobbies.  Lovers of art, culture, and architecture are well provided for, folks who…

  • Dunbar’s Close: A Guide

    Dunbar’s Close: A Guide

    Edinburgh’s historical Royal Mile is known as one of the city’s best-loved areas and is teeming with wonderful local shops, boutiques, bars, museums, and, of course, is the home of the Scottish crown jewels! But one of its most magical elements, which is often overlooked by unaware visitors, is its many fabulous closes (an old-school…