Stirling, the top 8 things to see in one day in the old capital of Scotland  

Stirling is located in central Scotland, on the way to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park while Edinburgh and Glasgow are 60 Km (37 miles) and 42 Km (26 miles) far. Due to its strategic position, throughout the centuries Stirling has been considered the most important gateway to the Highlands so this explains the popular quote: “Who holds Stirling, holds Scotland”. For this reason some of the pivotal battles of the Scottish history took place here. Also Stirling Castle has been besieged several times over the centuries.   The top 8 things to see and do in Stirling As...

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Scottish Borders, 5 places to see to discover Southern Scotland travelling by public transport (also from Edinburgh)

Usually, when you say Scotland you immediately think of Highlands or remote islands. Right, nonetheless there’re other areas maybe less famous but which well deserve a visit as they’re full of history and stunning sceneries. The Scottish Borders are a perfect example. They stretch between Edinburgh and Northumberland, along the River Tweed which marks the border with England. Besides that, together with Dumfries & Galloway this part of Scotland is also known as the Southern Uplands. The Borders offer varied landscapes from west to east such as gentle valleys, moors and the beautiful coastline overlooking the North Sea. Besides...

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Dundee, what to see in the UNESCO City of Design on the east coast of Scotland

Considered as Scotland’s sunniest city, Dundee lays out along the Firth of Tay and it’s not far from Perth. It’s also halway between Edinburgh and Aberdeen and you can reach it by bus or by train from many stations throughout UK. Dundee is known as the “city of jute, jam and journalism” due to its relevance in these sectors during the 19th century as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution. Today the city is a very popular hub for innovation and creativity and for its contribution to many fields like medical research, video games and comics it was recognised...

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Arbroath, what to see in a day along the Scottish East coast

My trip along the Scottish coast continues across Angus to visit Arbroath, the largest town of the area. I reached it by train, the railway station is located close to the old harbour and the Abbey as well. One day was enough for me to see the local main places of interest, including a short excursion along the coastal path to Auchmithie.   What to do in Arbroath in 24 hours Arbroath is famous for the Abbey and for the “smokie”. Apart from that, the local coastline offers stunning views across the North Sea so it’s definitely something you...

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Visit of Broughty Ferry, the perfect day out from Dundee along the Scotland east coast

After spending two days in Dundee I decided to explore its surroundings so I reached Broughty Ferry, located around 4 miles to the east of the city. The old royal burgh is easily reachable by public transport so that it’s a very popular excursion from Dundee. Otherwise, it is a valid option for all those who want to visit the city but staying in a hotel or b&b far from the chaos. In my case I chose the Best Western Woodlands Hotel, situated only few metres from the bus stop to/from Dundee and a perfect base to explore Angus...

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The 4 places to visit in Ayrshire and also easily reachable from Glasgow if you want to explore the West Coast of Scotland

After having visited cities like Dunfermline and St Andrews along the east coast of Scotland it was time to move on to the opposite shore. For this reason I chose Ayrshire, a historic county overlooking the Firth of Clyde. It’s a region packed with history, culture, stunning landscapes and beautiful islands to explore. Besides that, due to its very short distance from Glasgow, Ayrshire is a popular destination for day trips, either by car or public transport.   The 4 places to visit in Ayrshire: the Isle of Cumbrae Considered Scotland’s most accessible island, Great Cumbrae is a great...

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Visit Ayr in Scotland, the things to do and see in the historic county town of Ayrshire

During my last trip to Ayrshire I stayed in Ayr, an old Royal Burgh and today a large town located on the west coast of the region. Apart from being an ideal base for exploring the area, Ayr is packed with historical and cultural landmarks as well as beautiful landscapes to enjoy. In this article I take you with me to discover this lovely town with a walking itinerary across Ayr City Centre. Then, I’ve also attached for you some useful information about accomodation and how to get there.   What to see in Ayr in 24 hours Situated...

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Glasgow Airport, how to reach the city centre (Buchanan Bus Station) by Express First bus service 500

I’ve been so many times in Glasgow lately, both to visit the Scotland’s largest city and to explore its surroundings, like for example the World Heritage Village of New Lanark. In this article I explain how to reach the city centre from Glasgow International Airport. First of all, please don’t confuse it with Prestwick Airport, the other local – but smaller – airport situated in South Ayrshire and 32 miles (51 km) from Glasgow. It’s linked to the city by train on the route Glasgow-Ayr.   The Glasgow Airport Express service 500 to and from the city centre It’s the Glasgow...

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6 days out in Edinburgh, my personal tips about what to do and see near the city centre

Not only the Edinburgh Castle or a stroll along the Royal Mile up to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the surroundings of Edinburgh city centre have much more to offer. Indeed, you’ll be astonished to find out how many beautiful places it’s possible to see just remaining in town. Castles, parks, boat trips, wildlife, nature, architectural landmarks… the Scottish capital has it all.   6 days out around Edinburgh city centre When I’m in town and I want a break from the chaos of the main streets I just have to walk few minutes and suddenly it seems to be...

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St Andrews, a day trip from Edinburgh to visit the “home of golf” and the oldest university in Scotland

During my last trip to Fife, after having visited Dunfermline and Falkland I decided to spend a day in St Andrews, one of the most popular tourist destinations throughout Scotland. It’s located on the east coast of Fife, 30 miles northeast of Edinburgh. Worldwide famous as the home of golf, it’s also home to the University of St Andrews, one of the most famous in all United Kingdom.   My itinerary to explore St Andrews’ places of interest in one day St Andrews is a very compact town and easy to visit. As a matter of fact, the centre...

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