- Dumfries and Galloway
Also known as the ‘Queen of the South’, Dumfries is a beautiful town characterized most notably by a long and interesting history. The character of this Scottish town is strongly bound up in its charming stone walls and buildings as well as the interesting people and the age-old feel.
The architecture in Scotland can be traced back till before the Bronze Age. Visitors will be stunned at the diversity of the Scottish architecture that drew off various styles across the world, influencing the construction and style of the buildings.
If you are looking for a beautiful and safe place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Scotland’s bigger cities, Tain is probably not a bad choice. As Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh it is steeped in history, but it also has stunning views, a low crime rate and dramatic beaches. Simply put, Tain is a beautiful small town with something for everyone and it is just waiting to be discovered.
No matter where you’ve traveled you are unlikely to find a place that is quite like Stromness, Scotland. With incredibly narrow streets, undeniable charm and an ever-present sense of history, Stromness truly is one of Scotland’s more outstanding destinations. This unusual little town is situated in an inlet of Scapa Flow and it stretches out for roughly a mile along the shores of Hamnavoe. ...
The town of Dysart is generally considered a part of Kirkcaldy, of which both are located in the region of Fife. Over the years Dysart has played many different roles, from a deserted little town, to a retreat for Saint Fillian in the Dark Ages and the birthplace for many famous and important people. It has become a destination in Scotland that is filled with history, pride ...
Scapa Flow on the northern point of Scotland is a renowned natural harbor. This stretch of water is roughly 20 km from east to west and 15km from north to south. Scapa Flow lies within the shelter of the surrounding Orkney Islands. Scapa Flow has been an attraction for more than a thousand years and is known for it beautiful and remote location.
If you are looking for a historical destination in Scotland, look no further than Falkland. It feels as if the past seeps out of every corner stone. It is a town that has seen its fair share of violence, industrialism, pain and despair. It is one of Scotland’s most significant historical regions and was assigned as a conservation area in the year 1970.
The town of Cowdenbeath received its status as a burgh in the year 1890. Many legends and myths have arisen in regard to the name of the town and two stories are most prominent. Some think that it was named after an ancient warlord that resided in this area and others believe that the name was derived from Coilltean Beithe, which translates to Birch Woods. However it was ...
On the beautiful Island of Colonsay lies a village by the name of Scalasaig. Colonsay is about twenty square miles in size and is home to only about 122 people. Scalasaig is the principal village on the island and in fact the island is so small that you can never travel more than five miles from the village of Scalsaig without wandering out into the frigid ocean. The area enjoys a ...
- Edinburgh and Lothians
Over time Leith has undergone various transformations. This town has changed from municipal burgh to independent harbor town, to harbor and port of the ever-expanding city of Edinburgh. The character of the town has also altered since in its early history it was no doubt home to rich and wealthy merchants and well-to-do sailors as well as the more rough-necked crew members. By 1993 when ...