Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

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 …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

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 …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

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.  …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

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 …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

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 …

Scotland 2016, Travels in the United Kingdom

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 …

Scotland 2016, Tips and Hints, Travels in the United Kingdom

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 …

Scotland 2016, Tips and Hints, Travels in the United Kingdom

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.  …