Stirling – Part 1 Gateway to the Highlands

In the summer we visited Stirling up in Scotland and learnt a lot about the culture and history of the beautiful city. When we did a tour of the Isle of Skye, the tour guide highly recommended visiting Stirling Castle as it was his favourite Scottish castle. So we did, and made it a trip [...]

Afternoon tea at the Orangery at the Victoria Square Hotel

Recently we visited Stirling up in Scotland and of course we had to have afternoon tea. We visited the Orangery at the Victoria Square Hotel, which was not too far from Stirling town centre. Atmosphere It was a warm and sunny day when we visited and the light streaming into the room gave it a [...]

A Holiday in the Highlands – Part 1 City of the Highlands

Inverness  There are only 7 cities in Scotland, 2 of them are in the highlands: Perth and Inverness. Recently we visited Inverness, which achieved its city status in 2000. Deemed the cultural capital of the highlands, we were informed that "Inver" means "mouth" and "ness" means "north", so Inverness means mouth of the River Ness.  [...]

Edinburgh – part 2

Here is the second part to my recount of our Edinburgh trips, the first part is here: Edinburgh – part 1. This post is more outdoors, but just as cultural, and a little more historical: Princes Street Gardens and Sir Walter Scott Monument We walked through here whenever we could, right by Waverley train station, [...]

Edinburgh – part 1

This time last year we visited Edinburgh, not the first time we had been there, but the first time exploring the amazing city (the first time was going to a lovely wedding). We loved Edinburgh so much that we went again last month, where it was still autumnal and not too cold. So here is [...]