Scotland

Edinburgh castle, Historic Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

Our first castle of Scotland was Edinburgh Castle where we made the decision to skip the line and purchase the Historic Scotland Pass.  We knew we wanted to explore some castles during our three weeks in Scotland and the pass seemed like a good deal.  Below are some of the places we visited and a breakdown of the cost. Continue Reading

Bridge to the Isle of Skye

Bridge to the Isle of Skye

Continuing our route in Scotland, we stayed on the Isle of Skye for 2 nights and were lucky to find a bed and breakfast since most things were booked up.  Being summer holidays and a popular tourist destination we knew we were lucky to find something without having a booking. We stayed at the Cliff House B&B in Kyleakin, just over the bridge. Our room had an amazing view Continue Reading

A Highland Cow

A Highland Cow

After spending 3 nights in Edinburgh we spent about two weeks traveling around Scotland.  We really wanted to get out in the country and see the beauty that we had heard so much about.  This is our Scotland route we took:

Edinburgh to Cairngorms National Park:  After picking up our car at the Edinburgh airport we set off towards Sterling Castle and spent some time exploring the castle grounds before continuing on to our Air BnB in Ballater, a small village in the National park.  The drive was nice and the mountains were beautiful.  Our night in was nice and the breakfast was amazing! Continue Reading

Beautiful Edinburgh

Beautiful Edinburgh

Where to Stay We stayed in the old town, just off the Royal Mile. This was the perfect location for exploring the sites. We walked everywhere and were able to take the airport bus right to our street, nice after a day of traveling. We highly recommend Air B&B. Our 1 bedroom apartment with a full kitchen was perfect and was much cheaper than any hotel in the area.

What to Do There is so much to see in Edinburgh! We spent our days walking around and could have easily spent weeks exploring this cool city. These are a few of our highlights Continue Reading

Edinburgh, Scotland, RTW, Travel

Looking out over Edinburgh

Simone’s First Impression Scotland is a place that I have always wanted to visit.  My grandfather was born there and I always felt the desire to visit.  We arrived in Edinburgh and were immediately intrigued.  Our Air B&B apartment is just steps from the royal mile in the heart of the old town.  An amazing location and a beautifully renovated place, we are only the third guests.  We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, box of chocolates and Continue Reading