Posts Tagged With: Scotland
The Scottish countryside turned out to be a sight pulled directly from a Hollywood film. Lush green rolling hillsides, with sheep roaming around large pastures as bubbly brooks run through the middle! Driving along, every so often a castle would appear in the distance- not something that happens back home in Canada and not something I ever tire of seeing! Traveling around Scotland by bus turned out to be a great way to see the Scottish countryside. It’s also incredibly cheap as my 4 hour Megabus trip from Edinburgh to Inverness cost only 5 pounds! Continue reading
Wandering the streets of Glasgow, one would hardly recognize the industrial city of the past and since I only had 10 hours here, I left my bag in a locker at Buchanan bus station and headed out. After London, Glasgow has become the largest and best shopping city in the UK, with the main shopping areas located along Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street. If you are searching for the perfect diamond or a lovely piece of jewellery to remind you of your time in Glasgow, The Argyll Arcade, found in the shopping district, hosts over 30 jewellers and diamond merchants selling a mix of modern and vintage pieces.
As I walked along, I came across a highlander band, with gruff looking men in kilts playing the bagpipes and drums.
I may have only been here for two days, but I’m already in love. Edinburgh definitely left an impression on me and it wasn’t just because I was there during the Fringe Festival- that just added to the city’s appeal. This lovely old city is divided into Old Town and New Town, with Princes St running through the middle (with tons of shops to explore!!)
Edinburgh has been honoured by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world. Looking around at it’s grand buildings, beautiful green spaces and old cobblestone streets, it’s easy to see why!
From the buildings that inspired Hogwarts Castle to J.K Rowlings frequent writing spot, Edinburgh is full of Harry Potter magic! As a Harry Potter fan, this made the city even more exciting to me as the guide on my walking tour (a lovely girl from Canada and a big Harry Potter fan herself) pointed out fun facts and locations as we toured the city. Continue reading
With only two days in Edinburgh, I grabbed my 340 page fringe guide and set out to make the most of my first time at the world famous festival. For 64 years, the Edinburgh Fringe has been delighting festival goers for three weeks every August. It’s widely regarded as the largest arts festival in the world and this year’s fringe hosted 1000s of performers entertaining audiences in over 2400 shows. Continue reading