Come and see the Dinosaurs at Staffin Bay Beach!

  Dinosaurs!!  https://scotland.nordicvisitor.com/travel-guide/attractions/scottish-isles/isle-of-skye/staffin-an-corran-beach/ . I had read about them before getting here and I told my oldest daughter I would find them and take my shoes off and put my foot where their foot was.  Well, I found them, but alas, the tide was rising, it was sooooo sooooo slippery and we had minutes to get back …

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle.  May 10th 2016.   http://www.eileandonancastle.com/about/.  Super duper popular castle as I found out during my research and could not wait to see it.  I passed it by on my way to Skye and took the same bus back the next morning.  I got there before it opened, most of my time I was …

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.  …

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.  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 told me). 🙂 It is not part of Historic Scotland …

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 …