Fife, Scotland

A fabulous hotel break in Fife – Garvock House Hotel

One of the things I missed during lockdown were date nights with Mr G. Enjoying a meal, a few drinks and a good blether, is one of our favourite ways to spend quality time together. Earlier this month we had our first post lockdown date night on a hotel break in Fife. The hotel was… Continue reading A fabulous hotel break in Fife – Garvock House Hotel

Fife, Scotland

Balbirnie House Hotel – Fifth Avenue elegance in the Kingdom of Fife

It's nearly four years since I started documenting our Scottish travels on this blog. Yet despite us travelling the length and breadth of Scotland in that time, we haven't spent a single night in Fife. That was until recently, when we were invited to stay at the award winning Balbirnie House Hotel near Glenrothes. Finally,… Continue reading Balbirnie House Hotel – Fifth Avenue elegance in the Kingdom of Fife

Angus, Dundee, Fife, Scotland

24 hours in Dundee (and beyond) – Staybridge Suites Dundee

Dundee is famous for jute, jam and journalism, but recently it's earned a reputation as a must visit destination. Industrial wasteland and derelict mills have made way for swanky hotels, bars and restaurants - attracted to the city by the opening of the long awaited V&A Museum (a real coup for Dundee). I've always had… Continue reading 24 hours in Dundee (and beyond) – Staybridge Suites Dundee

Castles & ancient ruins, Fife, Museums, Scotland

A day trip from Edinburgh – discovering Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter

A mere 24 hours after returning home from a wonderful break in NYC, we were back on the road exploring Scotland with the hairy-faced one - hooray. This time our travels took us to the historic town of Dunfermline in the Kingdom of Fife. Dunfermline has been on my must revisit list for a very long… Continue reading A day trip from Edinburgh – discovering Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter

East Lothian, Fife, Scotland

Puffin spotting on the Firth of Forth

The Firth of Forth is a steely, grey estuary which flows into the North Sea. It's fringed by Fife to the north and the Lothians to the south. I've spent my entire life living next to it. One of my earliest memories is of 3-year-old me paddling in its chilly waters, wearing a wee woollen… Continue reading Puffin spotting on the Firth of Forth