Inverness, Culloden & Cawdor

Simon at The Glenview on the Isle of Skye ensured we were fortified against the cool day with an ample and satisfying breakfast. We had a lengthy drive to Nairn, Continue Reading →

Isle of Skye (Part 2) – the Quiraing, Culnacnoc & Portree

Colbost to Culnacnoc After another restful night’s sleep and a superbly cooked breakfast at Hillstone Lodge in Colbost, we said goodbye to our kind hosts and headed off on the Continue Reading →

Isle of Skye (Part 1) – Dunvegan Castle

First Day on Skye After our wet and windy visit to Eilean Donan Castle, we took the impressive Skye Bridge over Loch Alsh, across to the Isle of Skye, stopping Continue Reading →

Loch Lomond to Isle of Skye – Glencoe, Fort William & Eilean Donan Castle

Balmaha to Fort William (via Glencoe) The rain held off on our drive from Balmaha through to Glencoe. What an extraordinary bit of country; true highlands, with soaring, unforgiving landscapes. Continue Reading →

The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha

When planning our trip to this part of Scotland, all we knew was that we wanted to stay somewhere close to some great highland walks, it had comfortable accommodation, good Continue Reading →

Edinburgh to Loch Lomond – Hopetoun House, Linlithgow Palace & Stirling Castle

Moving on from Scotland’s capital today, we took a scenic drive towards Loch Lomond and our next accommodation. We took the route through South Queensferry admiring the beautiful township on Continue Reading →

Edinburgh (Part 2) – The New Town & Britannia

Our morning began with a walk to Grassmarket in search of a breakfast place I had found online. As you can guess from its title, this was once a grassy Continue Reading →

Edinburgh (Part 1) – Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse & Arthur’s Seat

Edinburgh Castle Our very early arrival in Edinburgh meant a full day of sightseeing before we had even checked into our accommodation. At least we were able to drop our Continue Reading →