I thought I'd start a new 'Share it Sunday' on my Facebook page that everyone can get involved with and if there is enough interest I'll make it a weekly feature.
Each week I'll pick a theme and I'd love you to share one of your own photos that best represents that theme for you.
This week the theme is TRANQUILITY and this is a photo I took in Girvan last summer which makes me feel totally chilled every time I look at it.
Now it's your turn to share an image that represents tranquillity to you (your own photos only please!). Pop it in the comments section below and lets spread some relaxed Sunday vibes
Cemeteries may not be the first place you think of as a tourist attraction but they are filled with some fascinating history. Here are a few well known cemeteries worth visiting in Europe, including my suggestion of the Necropolis in Glasgow
Wish you were here? The winter chill didn't stop me from enjoying my Prosecco outdoors on our private balcony at Lodge on Loch Lomond last week - I mean with a view like that why would you not make the most of it?! You can read my review of our accommodation and food over on my blog
Just returned from a very relaxing stay at Lodge on Loch Lomond, I mean how could you not relax when this is the view from your balcony?! The in room sauna might have helped with the de-stress too...
This is a great place to visit in Cowal and it's re-opening for the season on the 5th April 👍
Heading back to Luss and Loch Lomond again next week. What's the chances of me having weather like this? 😂😎
This is a brilliant guide to free walking tours around the world which includes my suggestion for Glasgow :-)
My latest blog post is all about 'The Island of the Old Woman' in Loch Lomond - have you been? It's really easy to visit and has some great wee walks and an interesting history - read all about it in the link below :-)
Yesterday's photo of Rothesay palm trees in the snow did rather well but I thought I'd share the reality of capturing the image - can't say I'm not dedicated 😂
I'll be sending out my latest monthly newsletter tomorrow, it's not too late to sign up for your copy 👉👉👉http://eepurl.com/1bvFb
There are some fabulous tours in Glasgow and Watch Me See has covered some of the best ways to explore the city
I really love South Queensferry and this blog post from Grumpy Camel has some great ideas for a day trip
Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin is a fascinating place to visit so I was delighted to write about it in this article for Stephanie Craig-History Fangirl
New Blog Post - My complete guide to Edinburgh Hop on Hop off Bus Tours, including a suggested 1 and 2 day Edinburgh itinerary
This week I've been sharing a few photos from Dumfries and Galloway which is one of my favourite places in Scotland. There's much more to the region than I can share here so I recommend heading south-west and exploring for yourself. If you need some more inspiration here are my blog posts from this lovely part of Scotland #LoveDandG
Another must visit place in Dumfries and Galloway is Drumlanrig Castle which was used as the filming location for the Duke of Sandrigham's Estate in Outlander.
During a guided tour you can view the castle's renowned art, furniture and silver collections and discover more about some of the colourful characters that have visited over the years. You will even see the bed that Bonnie Prince Charlie and Neil Armstrong slept in, not at the same time obviously! 😂
Dumfries and Galloway is packed with historical sites like this one at Torhouse Stone Circle near Wigtown. Circles like this are more commonly found in NE Scotland so it is an unusual stone circle for this part of the country. Built in the Bronze Age, it is made up of 19 dumpy granite boulders which are graded in height. There is a line of three boulders in the centre which was recorded in 1684 as ‘King Gauldus’s Tomb’.
Torhouse is free to visit and like all stone circles I've visited it has a special atmosphere, enjoy a little look around with me :-)
Today I'm back to sharing your requested Scottish destinations and I've been asked to feature the much overlooked Dumfries and Galloway region. Why would you not want to visit a place in Scotland that has beaches like this?? In case you're wondering where you could find such a paradise - this is Port Logan in the Rhins of Galloway. #LoveDandG
Thought I'd share one last photo from my trip to Edinburgh this week. This is the colourful and very photogenic Victoria Street. It is said to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter books and fans also need to visit here if they are in the city to pop into the Museum Context shop that specialises in all things Harry Potter. They sell everything from wands to pages from the Daily Prophet - I could have spent a fortune!
If you're on Instagram you can follow my Adventures Around Scotland there too - I'd love you to pop over and say 'Hello' 😀
If you visit Edinburgh, be sure to take a look down the historic closes on the Royal Mile. There are plenty of fascinating discoveries to be made like Bakehouse Close, one of the best preserved closes in the Old Town. The archway dates back to 1570 and Outlander fans might also be interested to know this was used as the filming location for Jamie's print shop 😀
Don't just walk by New College in Edinburgh, head into the courtyard and you'll be rewarded with this amazing view 😍
To celebrate Valentine's Day I've contributed a Scottish suggestion to this article featuring some of the world's most romantic places
This week I'm in Edinburgh embracing the traditional tourist experience which means spending a lot of time walking up and down the Royal Mile 🚶♀️ but with architecture like this to admire, I'm not complaining ☺
12 historic sites to visit in Moray, Scotland
I'll be spending most of next week in Edinburgh doing some research for future blog posts so keep an eye out for those. Meanwhile here is a blog post I wrote after a stay in Edinburgh New Town (which isn't that new!), an interesting part of the city often overlooked by tourists in favour of the Old Town
If you're looking for something to do in Glasgow this weekend then what about a trip to the The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show?
I popped along today with FunkyEllas Travel and we had great fun peeking in all the camper vans and motor-homes, I would love to have my own one day but in the meantime I can dream...
The show is huuuuge and I have so many new ideas for future Scottish holidays which is probably the last thing I need 😂
A highlight was meeting Cameron McNeish, one of the people that inspires me to explore more of Scotland. I picked up a copy of his new book and can't wait to start reading it, he was also telling us about his upcoming show featuring the lovely Sam Heughan. If you're a Sam fan you won't want to miss that on Easter Sunday 👍😍
Visiting Scotland's National Book Town and my pick of the best book shops in Wigtown
My guide to the top things to do on the Isle of Skye's Sleat Peninsula
Sleat, perfectly Skye #IsleofSkye #Skye
Today's featured blog post is all about tea and cake (one of my favourite subjects!) and specifically some of my recommended places for a refreshment in and around Ullapool. If you're planning on doing the North Coast 500 then these suggestions might come in very handy.
I'm looking for a new tent for some upcoming Scottish wild camping adventures so I can't wait to check this out at the weekend 👍 Don't forget you can use my discount code ADVSCOT18 for a saving on adult online tickets - see you there!
This week I'm going to be sharing some of my most popular Scottish travel posts to give you some inspiration for new adventures in the year ahead.
First up, join me on a road-trip around the beautiful Kintyre Peninsula
I do love a Scottish road-trip and this blog post from Watch Me See has lots of fab ideas as suggested by some of Scotland's best travel bloggers. Look out for my own off the beaten track suggestion 🏎️
This week I've been featuring images from the Isle of Bute and decided to finish with a photo I took just this morning looking along the Kyles of Bute. I hope you've enjoyed learning about a few of the highlights on the island although there is much more to discover. Bute is a really easy Scottish island to visit so if you haven't been already be sure to add it to your list!
Watch out for my next featured Scottish destination as requested by one of you lovely people 😀
I hope you've been enjoying my images from the Isle of Bute this week and you've been inspired to explore this lovely island for yourself.
Today I wanted to share some of the island's beaches. Ettrick Bay is the most popular but personally I love Scalpsie and its resident seals, however there are lots of lesser known bays to discover if you know where to look.
One of my favourite viewpoints on the Isle of Bute is from the WW2 bunker on the north end of the island looking down to the Kyles of Bute, Loch Riddon and The Burnt Islands.
This is the location of a decoy site built to fool German bombers into attacking a place with no civilians. Today it makes a great place for a peaceful picnic although I recommend avoiding sitting around too long in midge season, speaking from personal experience!! 😂
One of my favourite places on Bute to sit on a sunny day is Ardencraig Gardens. It's a lovely little walled haven just outside Rothesay which is full of colour during the spring & summer.
Dogs are allowed on leads and it is free to visit, so be sure to check it out when you're on the island.
New on the blog - Read my review of Murrayshall Hotel & Golf Courses in Perthshire which has recently undergone a stunning refurbishment. They also have some pretty good deals on at the moment if you check out their website 💷👍
If you're planning on going to the show, don't forget there is a discount code for online adult tickets in my blog post 👇👇👇💷💷💷
This week I'm sharing some of my favourite places on the Isle of Bute. Another place I love to explore is Dunagoil Iron Age Fort on the south west of the isalnd. The fort originally had timber and stone walls which at some point burned so intensely the rocks melted and fused together, a process known as vitrification. There are about 60 vitrified forts in Scotland.
There have been many interesting artifacts excavated from the site which can be viewed at Bute Museum.
It is an easy climb to the top and the views are fantastic, there are also a couple of caves to explore. A great way to spend an hour or two 👍
What a gorgeous photo from the famous Scott's View in the Borders
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