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Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe

Our luck with the weather improved on our second day of the Scotland road trip. For a whole twenty minutes. Luckily, those twenty minutes coincided with exactly the time we stopped in the gorgeous lochside village of Luss. In fact, all day the rain stopped and started at the right times, so in some ways… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe

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Scotland Road Trip Day 1: Glasgow to A Rainy Loch Lomond

We arrived, as usual, fashionably late into Glasgow. Our ferry into Liverpool from the Isle Of Man arrived right on time at 10am, and we planned to whizz up to Glasgow by lunchtime. Instead, we spent almost an hour in Liverpool trying to navigate endless roadworks and diversions right until we hit the M6, before having… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 1: Glasgow to A Rainy Loch Lomond

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7 Coastal Walks In Orkney You Need To Take

2017 is the year I’ve dedicated to exploring home. We are lucky in Orkney to have so much history, loads of islands, and possibly my favourite part: lots of coastal walks. I was starting to realise that the sheer number of walks on our little Scottish island that involve stunning cliffs and rugged coastal scenery… Continue reading 7 Coastal Walks In Orkney You Need To Take

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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24 Hours In London

London is a favourite destination for millions across the world and I worked out recently that I’ve visited the UK capital over 60 times – and yet, there is so much more still for me to discover. Being in such close proximity to the city, I have never even spent a night there (technically, that’s… Continue reading 24 Hours In London