Argyll, Scotland

A Loch Awe hotel break: Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll

Many moons ago I stayed at a fabulous hotel on the shore of Loch Awe. Taychreggan Hotel had a reputation for fine dining, great service and stunning views. The 300-year-old hotel had started life as a drovers inn, and although it had gone upmarket, it had retained its old world charm. Fast forward a number… Continue reading A Loch Awe hotel break: Taychreggan Hotel, Argyll

Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Discover South Scotland: a four day Dumfries & Galloway itinerary

Many visitors to Scotland arrive in Edinburgh or Glasgow and spend a few days in the Central Belt before travelling north to tourist destinations in the Highlands and Islands. Yet, if they took time to discover South Scotland they’d also find hills, lochs, glens, pretty towns and villages, unspoiled beaches, ancient ruins, delicious local food… Continue reading Discover South Scotland: a four day Dumfries & Galloway itinerary

Highlands, Scotland

Five things to do when you Visit Wester Ross

Visit Wester Ross's latest campaign asks “Are you a West Coaster?". The campaign aims to showcase the region through the eyes of the people who live and work there. They hope to encourage visitors to slow down and discover what it means to be a West Coaster. Being on the popular North Coast 500 driving route… Continue reading Five things to do when you Visit Wester Ross

Highlands, Scotland

48 hours in Dornoch: whisky, wellbeing and a Highland winter wonderland

The strapline on Visit Dornoch’s website reads ‘Dornoch, you can do it all from here’. And they’re not wrong, as we discovered on an immersive short break in the pretty Highland town. Dornoch's golf course is well-known and frequently ranks amongst the best in the world. There's more to Dornoch than golf though. To showcase… Continue reading 48 hours in Dornoch: whisky, wellbeing and a Highland winter wonderland

Highlands, Perthshire, Scotland

A dog friendly summer staycation in Scotland with Hostelling Scotland

It's two years since our last dog friendly break with Hostelling Scotland. Hostelling Scotland accommodation is comfortable, clean well-equipped and affordable. This year we decided to forego a foreign break for a summer staycation in Scotland instead, staying at Pitlochry Youth Hostel and Glenmore Lodge Youth Hostel. Was it a good decision? Read on and find… Continue reading A dog friendly summer staycation in Scotland with Hostelling Scotland