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A Kingdom Awaits: best places to visit in Fife

If there’s a place we’ve gone back to time and again since living in Scotland, it’s the ‘Kingdom of Fife’.  On Edinburgh’s doorstep, Fife is the perfect place to spend a day, a weekend, or even a week if time allows. It’s a place full of amazing history, hidden gems and some of our favourite […]

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A long weekend in Dunoon, Argyll & Bute

We often plan long trips to places up in the very north of Scotland or across to the islands. But the truth is, you don’t need to travel that far to be blown away by Scotland and its natural landscape.  We recently enjoyed a long staycation weekend in Argyll & Bute, exploring the Cowal Peninsula […]

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A seaside break in North Berwick

For those looking to escape the bustling city of Edinburgh for the beach, or who fancy a quiet weekend beside one of Scotland’s most picturesque coastlines, the harbour town of North Berwick is one of the best places to visit. It is easily accessible from Edinburgh by train (just 40 minutes) and is located on […]

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Best things to see in the Dolomites

Set in the northern Italian alps, the Dolomites has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. In fact, it’s so picturesque that if you haven’t seen it on social media, you may recognise it from an old computer background. There is so much to see and do in this part of Italy that […]

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A weekend in Leith, Edinburgh

It’s fair to say that when we moved to Edinburgh, we probably weren’t cool enough to live in Leith. The old trading port has become the city’s creative hub – brimming with incredible restaurants, artisan markets, local distillers and an enviable arts scene.  A stay in Leith offers a unique experience for those visiting Scotland’s capital, […]

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Best places to see puffins in Scotland

Ask most people what wildlife they’d most like to see when visiting Scotland and we’re pretty sure many would say the puffin. These cute seabirds are some of the most photogenic animals we’ve ever seen. And, for a short time every year, we’re lucky that they call Scotland home. Seeing puffins up close does need […]

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Tips for travelling around Scotland

If there’s one thing that our first few year’s travelling around Scotland have taught us, it’s what to do and, maybe more importantly, what NOT to do. From ferry trips out to the islands, to short weekend breaks in the forests or near the mountains, there’s a lot that goes on before we get to […]