scotland · united kingdom

A Castle & A Cathedral: Exploring Scotland As We Pass Through

The first part of our Scotland & Isle Of Man trip had begun: we had just spent a night in Nairn, a small town near Inverness, and we now had a full day ahead to get down to Heysham in northern England to catch an absurdly-timed ferry at 2am to the Isle Of Man. We started the day having no… Continue reading A Castle & A Cathedral: Exploring Scotland As We Pass Through

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scotland · united kingdom

Photo Friday: Lots Of Cute At Edinburgh Zoo

It's been a while since I've done a Photo Friday post! I need to make them a regular thing again. Let's kick it off with something you would never kick - cute animals! Zoos can be a point of contention, but Edinburgh Zoo is very much focused on its conservation efforts and that shows everywhere… Continue reading Photo Friday: Lots Of Cute At Edinburgh Zoo

scotland · united kingdom

My Highlights Of Edinburgh

There's just something about Edinburgh. I can't quite put my finger on it. I don't know if it's the beautiful buildings on every street, or the cobblestone streets that instantly add character, or the wild and raw history of the city, or the wonderfully friendly people, or the atmospheric suburbs, or the endless things to… Continue reading My Highlights Of Edinburgh

england · scotland · united kingdom

Five Cities, Six Buses, Two Trains, One Week: My UK Adventure

When I started planning this trip, I was only going to hit up Edinburgh to see one of my favourite bands and catch up with a few friends. A weekend turned into a "long weekend" when I thought it might be a good idea to take an earlier ferry just in case, and my plan… Continue reading Five Cities, Six Buses, Two Trains, One Week: My UK Adventure

orkney · scotland · united kingdom

Why You Should Visit Orkney

Welcome to my 100th post on An Orcadian Abroad! What better way to celebrate than by writing about my own home town - the reason behind the name of my blog? Orkney is hideously overlooked when it comes to Scottish islands, particularly amongst travel bloggers, so it's about time someone shone a light onto it.… Continue reading Why You Should Visit Orkney