day trip

DAY TRIP – Exploring the Borders

As much as we love exploring Edinburgh, we also like to head further afield  and explore various parts of Scotland on day trips.   This weekend saw some glorious Spring weather, so the Edinburgh Spotlight motorbike was brought out from winter hiding and pointed in the direction of the Borders.   Heading down the A7, we picked up […]

DAY TRIP – Dumfries & Galloway, Abbeys and Castles

There’s nothing I like better than taking advantage of the long hours of daylight in Scotland at the moment and last week, I took a day trip to some Historic Scotland sites in Dumfries and Galloway and a walk along the Solway coast. We left early on a Sunday morning when the traffic in Edinburgh was very light […]

DAY TRIP – St Mary’s Pleasance, Haddington

St Mary’s Pleasance in Haddington is a beautiful garden which is part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme where private gardens are opened to the public for a small admission with all proceeds going to charity.  There are a few private gardens in Edinburgh that you can visit, all you need to do is a search to find […]

REVIEW – Day Trip to Samye Ling, Monastery

The Sam Ye Ling Tibetan Monastery  is nestled away in Dumfrieshire and is around two hours from Edinburgh by car. The drive is very scenic as you get out of the city and into the rolling hills of the Borders. The monks within this monastery are very welcoming and drop in visiting hours are from 6am to 9pm […]

EVENT – North Berwick Highland Games on This Saturday – 8th August

Fancy something different this weekend ?  Then head down to the North Berwick Highland Games – official website is HERE Information on how to get there by car, train and bus is HERE.   I will be travelling there by train, it’s the easiest way considering how busy the roads may be.  They are every half hour […]