A little over 30 miles to the south-west of Glasgow, in North Ayrshire, you'll find Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, set amidst some of Scotland's most beautiful woodlands. Based around a 13th century castle that's had a unique makeover, Kelburn Country Centre features exciting play areas, breathtaking woodlands and glen, beautiful gardens and many features of historical interest. The Kelburn grounds have been owned by the Boyle family since the 1100s. The historic house is packed full of heritage and tradition. Tours are run daily throughout the summer months and give an insight into the … [Read more...] about Graffiti on a 13th Century Castle? Really?
Edinburgh is a fantastic city and draws visitor from all over the world to the beautiful centre and many attractions. But Edinburgh can be busy at times so an escape to the beautiful countryside gives your city visit an entirely different twist. From the busy Royal Mile to the peace and quiet of Scott's View in the Scottish Borders or the nearby Border Abbeys is merely an hour away. Since May this year this has become much easier and now you can "see more and save more" with the Midlothian and the Scottish Borders one or two day sightseeing pass. Jump in the car or take the train or bus … [Read more...] about Beyond Edinburgh Sightseeing Pass
The title "Mother of all driving Routes" in the world probably goes to Route 66 in the United States. Almost everyone knows the name, the scenery and the accompanying song "Get your kicks on Route 66" which was sung by many, including the Stones. Folk from all over the world make the pilgrimage to the US to drive the 2,500 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica in California. The US 66, as the Highway is called, was of importance for those who migrated west and the road supported many communities and businesses it passed and it still does so today. A couple of years ago the North Highland … [Read more...] about North Coast 500 Driving Tour
Scotland is a country with many amazing attractions and sights and it has a culture that is full of Anglo-Saxon history and tradition. Recognized as a place that can cater to the interests and needs of any type of traveler, a trip to Scotland is a must for anyone and every visitor can find something interesting and exciting to do in Scotland. If you search the internet for Things to do in Scotland you'll find out that it's full of articles titled "Top 10 Places in Scotland" and "Best places to Visit in Scotland" and most of them share the same places to go to and things to do. Not a bad thing … [Read more...] about 10 Must See Coastal Areas and Beaches in Scotland
Lots of tourists visit Urquhart Castle and end up one way or the other in Drumnadrochit for a bite to eat, to visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, take a cruise on Loch Ness or to just go where most people seem to go. It can be quite busy here and all for a good reason, don't get me wrong. But what if you like the peace and quite of Scotland's beautiful hills and glens? If you follow the A831 west to Cannich you can get just that. At Cannich there's a single track road leading into Glen Affric, one of the most beautiful glens of Scotland according to many. Glen Affric is a National … [Read more...] about Visit Beautiful Glen Affric