• Queen's View Pitlochry Perthshire
    Castles & Historic Monuments,  Lakes,  Perthshire,  Scotland

    Fit For A Queen’s View – A Lookout In Perthshire

    Queen’s View is a stunning lookout and one of the most photographed areas in Scotland. Overlooking Loch Tummel, you can enjoy views across the lake and islands, surrounding woodland and mountains as far as those near Glencoe on a clear day. Located in Highland Perthshire, the story goes that the lookout was named after Queen Isabella of Scotland, Robert the Bruce’s wife, who used the spot as a resting place on her travels in the 14th Century. Queen Victoria also visited the area in 1866 and apparently you can sit in the same seat she sat in in the Visitor Centre, open 9am-6pm everyday. In the Visitor’s Centre, there is…

  • Art & Museums,  Castles & Historic Monuments,  Coffee & Cafes,  Festivals & Events,  Germany,  Leipzig,  Urbex

    13 Weird & Wonderful Things To Do In Leipzig

    I recently took a short trip to Leipzig, a city in eastern Germany, to visit a friend who was studying at university there. I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from the place, as I was just there to visit a good old pal, however I was pleasantly surprised and charmed by who and what I discovered there. Here are a few of the key highlights from my trip, and inspiration for things to do if you ever happen to be in Leipzig too, visiting a friend or otherwise. 1. Get naked, swim and have a picnic at the Lakes. Leipzig is surrounded by beautiful lakes which are…

  • Calton Hill
    Art & Museums,  Castles & Historic Monuments,  Edinburgh,  Festivals & Events,  Hikes & Walks,  Mountains,  Scotland

    Everything You Need To Know About Calton Hill

    Calton Hill, 103m (338ft), is a gorgeous little hill and an absolute must if you are visiting the city even for a short time. It is so close to the city centre, basically in the heart of it at the east end of Princes Street, so you have no excuse not to add it to your itinerary (and why would you not want to?!)! It offers excellent views of the city centre all around, Leith and the Firth of Forth and the islands, Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park, and of course all the incredible architecture including Edinburgh Castle, the old City Observatory, and all sorts of monuments…

  • corstorphine hill tower
    Castles & Historic Monuments,  Edinburgh,  Hikes & Walks,  Mountains,  Scotland

    5 Reasons Why I Love Corstorphine Hill

    Corstorphine Hill is a magical gem! I absolutely love exploring this beautiful hill for many reasons. Here are 5. 1. It has one of the best views of Edinburgh. This is seldom known to most who visit the city. The little spot called “Rest and be Thankful” gives a beautiful view of the city from the west side, looking almost directly at Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat behind it, beautifully framed by the trees. There is a little bench there to relax and enjoy the scenery. 2. Robert Louis Stevenson loved it. The hill is thought to have given inspiration to Robert Louis Stevenson for his book ‘Kidnapped’ (there is…