My Favourites

Menu

Tag Archive: Places to stay in Scotland

  1. Haymarket Hub Hotel (c) The Edinburgh Collection

    Haymarket Hub – Edinburgh’s First Hotel with FREE Smart Phones

    If you haven’t been to Edinburgh’s Haymarket quarter for a few years you’ll be staggered by the changes. The area is booming, with the new tram network and impressively revamped Haymarket railway station at the heart of the West End’s renaissance. This dynamic part of the city is the ideal location for the Haymarket Hub – Scotland’s first hotel to offer free…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  2. Reception, Haymarket Hub Hotel (c) The Edinburgh Collection

    Win a Stay at the Haymarket Hub Hotel Edinburgh

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. WIN an overnight stay for two at Edinburgh’s Haymarket Hub Hotel It’s our #HaymarketHub #ThemeWeek and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with the Haymarket Hub Hotel Edinburgh to bring you a fantastic prize. For a chance to win an overnight say for two at the hotel with breakfast,…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  3. Gleneagles (c) Robin McKelvie

    Gleneagles Gets a Major Facelift

    Gleneagles is a hotel that you can never get bored of. I guess that is because it is far more than just a hotel. I’ve just been back up for my fourth stay – this time with my young family – and I’m happy to report that it just gets better and better. On this visit we discovered that the…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  4. Broch at Balbinny © Robin McKelvie

    The Hottest New Self-Catering Escape in Angus

    I love self-catering especially if it is somewhere scenic with lots of great local produce close on hand. Balbinny in often ignored Angus definitely ticks both of these boxes and many more besides, as I discovered when I took my young family up there for a memorable weekend. Great First Impressions First impressions count with self-catering. Balbinny was a winner…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  5. Portavadie Marina © Robin McKelvie

    5 Reasons You Should Book a Self-Catering Holiday

    There are so many accommodation options these days that it can be bewildering when you are planning a trip around Scotland. Should you book a budget hotel or splash out on a slice of luxury? Is camping really for you or maybe you should go glamping? One type of accommodation for me that really stands the test of time, whether…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  6. Balbinny © Balbinny

    Top 5 Cosy Winter Self-Catering Getaways

    It’s that time of year when the mercury dips and the chill winter winds ravage into Scotland from the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. I know it can be very tempting to just hibernate until spring, staying at home with your central heating and favourite jumper. If you do, though, you are missing out on Scotland’s scenery looking utterly…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  7. Campsie Glen Park Surrounds © Wood Leisure

    Quality Holiday Parks for Everyone

    In a world where many accommodations are run by faceless global brands the holiday parks owned by Wood Leisure make a refreshing change. This family-run company stays very close to its friendly, personal roots. This family business dates back three decades to the purchase of Blairgowrie Holiday Park in 1981. Over the years four other holiday parks have been added…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  8. Elie and Elie Beach © Robin McKelvie

    Elie – An Ideal Base for Exploring Fife’s East Neuk

    I’ve long been a fan of the seriously underrated East Neuk of Fife. This scenic corner of the Scotland, which is awash with golden sandy beaches, golf courses and trim wee fishing villages, often gets overlooked by visitors making a beeline for the Highlands or Scots focusing on St Andrews. The East Neuk for me makes for a brilliant wee…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  9. Aberfeldy – Highland Perthshire’s Finest Town?

    Perthshire has its fair share of charming towns, but they don’t come any more charming or better located than Aberfeldy. This gateway to the rich treasures of Highland Perthshire is set amidst river and mountains, with lashings of things to see and do, as my young family found out when we gunned our car north towards Aberfeldy. A Great Base Our base for…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  10. Glasgow – Reaching for Gold with the 2014 Commonwealth Games

    Scotland’s largest city has come a long way since the 1980s when this then decaying post-industrial giant did not even have a tourist office. I’ve watched proudly as Glasgow has picked herself up and transformed herself into a genuine city break destination complete with all the restaurants and hotels you’d expect of a global city that is about to host…

    Read more…

    Share Button
  11. Cowal Peninsula (c) Robin McKelvie

    Cowal – Scotland’s Forgotten Peninsula, an Epic Land of Sea Lochs, Rugged Hills and World Class Seafood.

    It says a lot when even most of my Scottish friends asked ‘where?’ when I said I was heading off to The Cowal Peninsula. It said even more when they all started guessing, with a few sticking it in the Highlands and one even floating this Argyll oasis off to the Shetland Isles. Cowal may not be well known, but,…

    Read more…

    Share Button