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On the weekend we visited Midhope Castle, aka Lallybroch to the Outlander fans out there. Despite being located just 20 minutes from where we live, this was our first time visiting the castle. Located on the Hopetoun Estate (home to another historic building, Hopetoun House), Midhope was relatively unknown before the phenomenon that is Outlander …

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Driving from Edinburgh to Inverness (or vice versa) is a popular route that many locals and tourists take when visiting Scotland. There is plenty to see and do on the Edinburgh to Inverness drive, which follows the A9 north, and so I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite things to do along …

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Mid Calder is a small, charming village located in the West Lothian countryside, just 15 miles west of Edinburgh. It is located on a rounded hill next to the River Almond, surrounded by the Calder Wood. There is an abundance of walking trails in and around the village, and a variety of wildlife including birds, …

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The Haggis and I are both massive foodies. I spent two years living in Edinburgh, while The Haggis grew up close to Edinburgh and went to uni there. We love popping into the city to try out new restaurants; here are some of our favourite romantic restaurants in Edinburgh we know all couples will love. …

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I just love going to the Christmas Markets in Scotland every year- it’s one of the highlights when the temperature and daylight hours plummet over winter. Winter wasn’t always filled with Christmas cheer, however. Did you know that Christmas was banned in Scotland for over 400 years? It was outlawed in 1640 by the Parliament …

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The Haggis and I were looking for new places to explore close to where we live in West Lothian, and we stumbled across this amazing hidden gem: the grounds at the House of The Binns. The House of the Binns is a 17th-century mansion set within 200 acres of sprawling parkland. There is much to …

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I love an autumn break in Scotland. Every year the Haggis and I book a long weekend away to enjoy a little downtime- it’s one of our favourite times to travel around Scotland. Autumn in Scotland is utterly fantastic. The cooler temperatures scare away the dreaded Highland midge, making hiking pleasurable again. The crisp air …

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