The Falkirk Wheel and Antonine Wall, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

If you love innnovative engineering projects and Roman military history, then a visit to the Falkirk Wheel and Antonine Wall in Scotland are must-sees. The Falkirk Wheel So, what exactly is the Falkirk Wheel, and why is it so special? Well, for starters, it’s the world’s only rotating boat lift. But why would you need … Read more The Falkirk Wheel and Antonine Wall, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle – Home to Kings, Clans and Colonels

Eilean Donan castle, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland has been a popular filming location for decades. Some of you may recognize it from films such as Rob Roy, Entrapment, or The World Is Not Enough. I best remember it as the ancestral home of Connor MacLeod from the Highlander franchise. And if you remember it the same way … Read more Eilean Donan Castle – Home to Kings, Clans and Colonels

7 Cool Historic Sites in Stirling, Scotland for History Buffs

Settle Inn, Stirling Scotland

If you’re a history buff, you will love visiting Stirling, Scotland. You can hit the highlights in one very full day, or spread out your visit over two days. Here are my top picks for some of the most interesting historic sites in Stirling: 1. Stirling Castle Stirling Castle is probably the biggest draw in … Read more 7 Cool Historic Sites in Stirling, Scotland for History Buffs

Driving Around the Trotternish Loop – The Isle of Skye

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

If you’re planning a trip to Scotland, you must take a side trip to the Isle of Skye. The Trotternish Loop is especially interesting, and you can easily hit all the major sites in one day. The geography is really something special and unique. Getting There There are two ways to get to the Isle … Read more Driving Around the Trotternish Loop – The Isle of Skye

The Highlights of St Andrews, Scotland in 24 Hours

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews, Scotland is one of those towns that’s compact enough to see in a day or two, but interesting enough to make the stop worthwhile. The earliest known name for this area was Cennrígmonaid, in Old Gaelic. As the story goes, a 4th Century monk named Regulus (or Saint Rule) brought relics belonging to … Read more The Highlights of St Andrews, Scotland in 24 Hours

Visiting a Victorian Fair in New Lanark, Scotland

New Lanark, Clyde walkway trail Scotland

Don’t you just love those trips when you can wander off the beaten path and discover something amazing? New Lanark, Scotland was definitely one of those hidden gems. My husband Mark and I decided to rent a car to tour Scotland. Having our own wheels gave us the great advantage of freedom. We were able … Read more Visiting a Victorian Fair in New Lanark, Scotland

3 Easy Day Trips Around Fort William, Scotland by Car

Glenfinnan Monument Scotland

Fort William is a small town in the Highlands with a population of approximately 10,500. But don’t let it’s peaceful, unassuming presence fool you. This picturesque town is a great jumping-off point for numerous day trips around the Highlands of Scotland. Fort William itself is a lovely place to explore. On cold, rainy days, the smell … Read more 3 Easy Day Trips Around Fort William, Scotland by Car

Three Beautiful Castle Ruins in Scotland You Need to Visit

Urquhart Castle scotland

Scotland is chock-full of historic castles and castle ruins. In some ways, I find the remains of castles even more intriguing than those that have been maintained and preserved. These are just three of my favourite castle ruins in Scotland for you to check out! Urquhart Castle Located on the shores of Loch Ness, Urquhart … Read more Three Beautiful Castle Ruins in Scotland You Need to Visit