Blog posts from Scotland 2013
Scotland 2013: Stirling sights

Scotland 2013: Stirling sights

We stopped in Stirling for dinner on our way to a hotel near the Edinburgh airport, and given the lateness of sunset in late May we had enough light to enjoy some of the views. Stirling Castle is...

Scotland 2013: Highlands sights day 2

Scotland 2013: Highlands sights day 2

Sunday morning we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at our B&B, then drove to the parking area for Bracklinn Falls on the outskirts of Callander. The area was quite lush with moss and other plants...

Scotland 2013: Highlands sights day 1

Scotland 2013: Highlands sights day 1

Bidding goodbye to the buses of Edinburgh, we picked up our rental car at the airport, then drove to the Falkirk Wheel. This engineering feat is a boat lift to connect the upper canal to the lower...

Scotland 2013: Edinburgh sights

Scotland 2013: Edinburgh sights

Edinburgh is a fantastic city, with lots of old buildings, interesting views and friendly, creative people. The transit situation is not one of cities strong features; their tram line construction...

Scotland 2013: Edinburgh castle

Scotland 2013: Edinburgh castle

On our second morning we started with Edinburgh Castle using our internet-purchased tickets to avoid the ticket office queues. the imposing front The castle has been variously used as a garrison,...

Scotland 2013: food & drink in Edinburgh

Scotland 2013: food & drink in Edinburgh

Bow Bar - Our first pub of the trip, we ordered a Black Isle porter and an Edinburgh #3 from Stewart Brewing. Beers were good but the standout was the delicious blue cheese and steak pie for 2£! At...

Scotland 2013: BrewDog Edinburgh

Scotland 2013: BrewDog Edinburgh

front entrance on Cowgate We missed an opportunity to visit the Camden location because of a Tube issue in London last November, so we were even more excited to get to try this pub in Edinburgh....

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