Monday, 31 July 2017


We've had a week back at work after another lovely family holiday, this time in Scotland. Once again the Sun have done us a good turn as the caravans we stayed in were clean.

On the trip up we stopped once again in York, one of our favourite cities.

We did four days in Eyemouth, not far outside Edinburgh and three days on the West coast at Gatehouse of Fleet.

The weather was beautiful and we only had one day when we were all soaked through to our pants and socks, which if you know Scotland at all means we did exceptionally well!

We spent a few days in Edinburgh and I absolutely loved it. It jumped straight into our list of favourite cities. We walked our socks off, seeing the castle, doing the Scotch whiskey experience, walked the Royal mile and Old town and Princes Street gardens, round the shops and also a fantastic Sandeman's walking tour that took in all the main sights including Greyfriars kirk.

James and I both agree there was so much more we'd have loved to see, but the kids can only walk so far. There were so many good restaurants and bars that we would have liked to visit and one day we'll return on our own.

I couldn't believe how much beautiful countryside was around Scotland and it seems so sparsely populated when compared with down South.

On the journey to the West coast we stopped at a newly re-opened distillery. It was obviously expensively renovated and everything was beautifully crafted. If you're near Annandale I'd recommend a visit.

Gatehouse of Fleet was very quiet and there was little do do that wasn't outdoorsy. We did get to see a neolithic burial mound which was brilliant. 

Well back to it, I'll post later this week on the work we've done in the bathroom.

As always a long procession of photos follows, starting in  Edinburgh and featuring the Eyemouth (and some seal feeding), the west coast, Annandale, two National trust properties breaking up the journey in no particular order.


Feeding the seals

Annandale distillery

Neolithic burial mound - Cairn Holy Chambered Cairn

Carsluith Castle

Deer in the Galloway forest park

York minster

National Trust - Hardwick Hall

National Trust - Cragside


  1. What a beautiful mix of photo's and typical Scottish skies.

  2. Lovely photos! Looks like a great week.