Tag Archives: Day Trip

Day Trip: National Museum of Scotland

6 Nov

Have you visited the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland yet?  Because if you haven’t you really should try to make some time to go.  It is sad to see the loss of the gold-fish ponds, and it’s a little strange entering the museum in the basement as opposed to the grand entrance, but the displays are simply beautiful.  I particularly enjoyed the natural history section which has just the most amazing taxidermy.  How can you not fall in love with that cheeky giraffe.  It makes for a great day trip, and they have a nice café where you can refresh yourself, aswell as their wonderful roof terrace with unique views of the city, but more about them later…

Day Trip: Holy Island of Lindisfarne

28 Jun

If you have a car, and you fancy a quick trip across the border, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a great place to go for a day trip.  There is a beautiful castle, a ruined abbey, cute little village and plenty of rock pooling action if that’s what you’re into.  If you catch it on a nice day it is just stunning and well worth a visit.  Also great for bird watchers, though I won’t promise the birds of prey I got to see when I was there.