Cruden Bay and Slains Castle

Cruden Bay and Slains Castle.   Just to give you an idea of where I was I posted this handy dandy screenshot of a map.  http://www.auroraguesthouse.com/index.php/en/ .  Dave and Pam of Aurora Guest House, offered to take me from the Kinnaird Head Lighthouse back to my hostel in Aberdeen.  What I did not know was on the …

Kinnaird Head Lighthouse

Museum Of Scottish Lighthouses.  http://lighthousemuseum.org.uk/lighthouse.  That is where I went on a Sunday afternoon back in May 2016.   I remember thinking that if I could not find a bus back well then I was in big trouble.  Staying positive and hoping that I would not get lost, I began my journey. https://www.nlb.org.uk/LighthouseLibrary/Lighthouse/Kinnaird-Head/ One of the best …

The Historic Dunfermline Palace and Abbey

Dunfermline.  The home to Dunfermline Palace and Abbey.  It is managed by Historic Scotland.  A palace that was once home to some of my ancestors.  This is what I learned about Dunfermline Palace and Abbey.  Read about the Palace and Abbey here It is a ruin.  A Royal Scottish Palace.  It is next to the Abbey.  …

Dunkeld and Birnam/The Hermatige

What a beautiful town.  They are very close to each other well I was so happy to stay there!  First, I stayed at a lovely Hostel.  Jessie Mac’s.  My room was cosy and clean. Tea kettle, a quick snack upon arrival and my room was warm  http://www.jessiemacs.co.uk/.   It was so nice there.  The ladies in charge …

Stirling

I could not wait to get here!  I arrived via train from Edinburgh, checking into the Willy Wallace Hostel in Stirling.  A hop, skip and a jump from the train station.  This is my plug for their place… http://willywallacehostel.com/.  It is a hostel remember this folks, but it was a friendly, fun crowd and my bed …

A sunny day in Holyrood… A working Palace…

Holyrood It is a working palace that the Queen of England still stays at when she in town, though Balmoral is the place where she relaxes with family.   It was a beautiful palace with wonderful history and artifacts to see.   No photography inside the palace.  (did not know this when I first went in, they …

Tips and Hints in Scotland, part 2

Madainn mhath!  (Welcome) I am sure many of you here have gathered that I am in love with Scotland.  Not to say there are not many other beautiful and incredible countries, which I know there are, but Scotland holds my heart.  With that said, let’s get into the tip and hints for traveling in Scotland …

Tips and Hints in Scotland

Tips and Hints for the first time or almost first time single female traveler.  These are just a few things that come to mind.  You don’t have to be a female to appreciate this if you have never travelled alone or for the first time it’s just well, I am single, female and traveling.   1.  …