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A dog friendly Edinburgh break

I’m often asked "Is Edinburgh dog friendly?". Edinburgh is indeed a dog friendly city. Travelling as frequently as we do though, means we rarely spend time exploring Scotland’s capital with the boy. We were long overdue a stay-at-home weekend, so when Hotel Indigo invited us to review their boutique hotel on York Place we jumped at the chance.… Continue reading A dog friendly Edinburgh break

Highlands

Top things to do in Ullapool: hostelling on the NC500

We recently spent two nights at Hostelling Scotland's Ullapool Youth Hostel which is located on the popular North Coast 500 (NC500) touring route. Ullapool is a vibrant harbour town with a good selection of independent shops and eateries. Yet, a stone's throw away from Ullapool you'll find some of Scotland's most sparsely populated and rugged places.… Continue reading Top things to do in Ullapool: hostelling on the NC500

Highlands

Discover Loch Ness off the beaten track: Whitebridge Hotel

We recently returned to the Whitebridge Hotel Loch Ness for a short break. Back in December we spent a cosy winter weekend there cooried by the fire, listening to vintage vinyls and drinking hot mulled cider. It was blissful. The Whitebridge Hotel stands beside one of General Wade's famous old military roads in a quiet corner of Loch Ness… Continue reading Discover Loch Ness off the beaten track: Whitebridge Hotel

Perthshire, Scotland

Scottish agritourism: A Go Rural break in Perthshire

We recently visited rural Perthshire to discover the best of Go Rural Scottish agritourism. Agritourism is growing in popularity as people look for ways to spend more time in the countryside, reconnecting with nature. In recent years farms have diversified and as a result, many have now have farm shops, offer visitors tours/experiences and even… Continue reading Scottish agritourism: A Go Rural break in Perthshire

Highlands, Scotland

Torridon Youth Hostel: Hostelling in the Scottish Highlands

In my last blog I featured a family break at Hostelling Scotland’s Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel. This time I’m sharing another of their fabulous Wester Ross hostels - Torridon Youth Hostel. Mr G, the boy and I spent a weekend there after our Gairloch gathering. Torridon was the first Hostelling Scotland accommodation we stayed at together… Continue reading Torridon Youth Hostel: Hostelling in the Scottish Highlands