Borders, Scotland

Floors Castle and Gardens: a day trip to the Scottish Borders

We were recently invited to visit Floors Castle and Gardens in the Scottish Borders. Floors Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Roxburghe. It’s Scotland’s largest inhabited castle. With me being a history geek, Mr G a connoisseur of soup and sandwiches and the boy a lover of good walks, Floors Castle and… Continue reading Floors Castle and Gardens: a day trip to the Scottish Borders

Borders, Scotland

A winter break in the Scottish Borders – Faldonside Escapes

Shortly before Christmas, we left Edinburgh for a winter break in the Scottish Borders. Our home for a couple of nights was a cosy cottage in a pretty, rural location just outside Melrose. It was the perfect place to coorie (Scotland's answer to hygge) over a winter weekend. I adore Edinburgh, but being locked down… Continue reading A winter break in the Scottish Borders – Faldonside Escapes

Borders, Scotland

Luxury and sunshine in the Scottish Borders – Cringletie House Hotel

I have happy memories of childhood trips to the Scottish Borders. I've always loved the pretty towns, rolling hills and romantic ruins of the region. So, when I was invited to spend a night at Cringletie House - a luxury castle hotel near Peebles I jumped at the chance. With sunshine forecast for our trip,… Continue reading Luxury and sunshine in the Scottish Borders – Cringletie House Hotel

Borders, England - Northumberland

A self-catering break in the Scottish Borders

Last Friday, Mr G, The Teen and The Wee White Dug met me at the office at 3:30pm. I couldn’t have exited the building any faster if I was being pursued by a lion. We were off to the Scottish Borders for a self-catering break near Coldingham on the Berwickshire coast. A perfect bolt-hole in… Continue reading A self-catering break in the Scottish Borders

Borders, Scotland

Go Ape, Peebles with the Weeeeeeee White Dug!

On Sunday morning against my better judgement, and despite a lifelong fear of heights we headed to Glentress Forest near Peebles in the Scottish Borders to Go Ape with a Tree Top Adventure. You may be wondering what Going Ape entails so I'll enlighten you.  Go Ape is an adrenaline inducing tree top assault course which… Continue reading Go Ape, Peebles with the Weeeeeeee White Dug!