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Things to do in Scotland for kids

Things to do in Scotland for kids

I grew up in Scotland so I know first hand what a great place it is.  It’s an amazing country for many different reasons and that’s why we return year on year for a family holiday in Scotland.  Read on for some great ideas of what you can do in Scotland for kids, some great Scotland vacation ideas and tips on keeping the budget down.  Cheap holidays to Scotland can be done!   Things to do in Scotland for kids If…

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Dog sitting and relaxing near Inverness

Dog sitting and relaxing near Inverness

Our time on Route 66 had ended and we were really looking forward to having a base to relax and find our feet with long term travel.  Before we set off we’d managed to secure a house sit with someone with not one but five dogs!  It was a little bit daunting at first but we were determined to make it a success. We were based in the Highlands of Scotland, not far from the city of Inverness and our…

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7 day trips from Inverness

7 day trips from Inverness

Inverness is the largest town in the highlands of Scotland and as such is a great place to base yourself.  Here’s some of the best day trips from Inverness that you can take when you’re out here. If you’re looking for some accommodation options for visiting Inverness, look at the end of the post!   Day trips from Inverness   Loch Ness Loch Ness tours from Inverness are plentiful and as it’s only a 15 minute drive from Inverness it’s…

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Kinloch castle tours on the Isle of Rum

Kinloch castle tours on the Isle of Rum

I’ve written a few times about our trips to the Isle of Rum.  You can find them here and here.  If you’ve never heard of it, it’s an island on the West coast of Scotland and you reach it by ferry from Mallaig. Although is the largest of the Small Isles, it has a very new and upcoming community being built on it.  For quite some time it was known as the Forbidden Isle and was purely a nature reserve…

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The final stretch, but we didn’t know it

The final stretch, but we didn’t know it

We had a few days before we needed to set off south to a house sit we had planned in Sheffield.  I had hoped to explore near the town of Shieldaig that we all loved so much, as always thinking of where we may want to put roots down one day.  Unfortunately the weather was really not kind on that west coast, but was looking promising nearer to Inverness, so we decided we’d  go that way instead and relegated the…

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