• Art & Museums,  Falkirk,  Scotland

    The Largest Equine Sculptures In The World – The Kelpies

    A visit to The Kelpies makes a great day trip from Edinburgh. Located just 40 minutes away by car, or 1.5 hours by public transport, these unique sculptures are worth seeing as part of a trip to Falkirk or en-route to Stirling or the Highlands. Standing 30 metres (100ft) tall and weighing 300 tonnes each, The Kelpies stand majestically above the lock and basin of the Forth & Clyde Canal. The steel sculptures pay homage to the working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotland’s canals and worked in the fields in the area where they now stand. The Kelpies sculptures are one of the best-known public artworks…

  • Getting Around,  Isle Of Arran,  Scotland

    How To Get To The Isle Of Arran From Edinburgh (By Car & Public Transport) Plus Calmac Ferry Review

    In this post you’ll find out how to get to the Isle of Arran from Edinburgh. I will share my experience of booking ferry tickets to Brodick on the Isle of Arran and travelling to the ferry port in Ardrossan from Edinburgh. Plus what it is really like to travel by Calmac Ferries and what it is like taking my car on a ferry for the first time ever! Traveling To The Isle Of Arran From Edinburgh Where Is The Isle Of Arran? The Isle of Arran is located in the south west of Scotland. It is a small island in the Firth of Clyde. It is one of the…

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    Edinburgh,  Getting Around,  Scotland

    Taking Just Eat Cycles For A Spin – An Honest Review Of The Edinburgh Bike Hire Scheme

    Transport for Edinburgh recently launched a new city cycle scheme sponsored by food delivery website Just Eat. The programme has been live since September 2018, and although has run into difficulties and criticism, promises to make bike rental easier and cycling a go-to mode of transport for the residents and visitors to the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Myself and Fiachra had some free time during the January New Years Holidays and, willing to try new things, decided to give Just Eat Cycles a go. Here’s a review of our experience! Summary: Overall rating 6/10 Good for small and quick journeys across the city center and suburbs. Affordable and inexpensive bike rental. Must have…

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    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…