Tag Archives: Scotland

Roof Terrace, Scottish National Gallery

9 Nov

Edinburgh is a fantastic city for views, but I think the roof terrace at the National Museum of Scotland offers a unique opportunity to see the city at roof-top height.  Most of the time, when you look out at a view of Edinburgh, you are looking down at the city, here you are looking across the chimney pots and towards the spires.  It is simply beautiful.  The roof terrace is not exactly easy to find however, so you really have to be searching for it.  It makes a fun game though.  First one to the roof terrace wins!

Day Trip: Ben Lawers, Perthshire

4 Jul

If you are a resident of Edinburgh, or just a visitor, may I please implore you to go out hill walking in the highlands.  Perthshire is not far away and it has some spectacular scenery as well as some fascinating geology and botany if you like that kind of thing.  Ben Lawers is particularly beautiful as they have set up a nature reserve.  At the start of the walk there is a fenced off area set up to create a habitat that is not grazed and it’s really interesting to see just how different the plant life is either side of the fence.  There are walks for all abilities in the highlands and I’m sure you can find something to suit you.

 

Day Trip: North Berwick

20 Jun

North Berwick is a lovely little sea-side town only 30 mins from Edinburgh by train.  If you have a spare afternoon on a sunny day it is well worth a visit.  Paddle in the sea (if you’re brave!), wander along the beach and soak in the rays.  Just make sure you pack a good coat, as no matter how sunny it is, the wind here is ferocious and I’d hate for anyone to get cold.

Arthur’s Seat and the Crags

15 Jun

Day Trip: St Andrews

10 Jun

I spent quite a lot of time over the past few months away on day trips whilst the weather was good, and may I heartily recommend St. Andrews, particularly for a walk along the beach and for the AMAZING putting green.

Kelvin Grove Organ Recitals

24 May

If you find yourself heading towards the Kelvin Grove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow, may I recommend you try to time your visit with one of their daily organ recitals (1pm Monday-Saturday; 3pm Sunday).  It’s just wonderful to see this fabulous organ in action.  They even have cameras so you can see the organists feet!  It’s amazing.

Unfortunately the organ itself it totally obscured by the lights in this photo, but it really is very impressive.