Beautiful Tiree: The Hawaii of the North

The beautiful Scottish island of Tiree is often referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the north”.  It is the most westerly island in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides and requires around a 4-hour ferry ride from Oban. Not only does Tiree have miles of shimmering white sand, but thanks to the gulf stream, Tiree experiences more hoursContinue reading “Beautiful Tiree: The Hawaii of the North”

Hermit’s Castle: The Smallest Castle in Scotland

Achmelvich has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Most people are usually too distracted by its white sand and green water to further explore its shores. Sadly, the vast majority of visitors to Achmelvich will leave the area completely oblivious to the fact that they just missed outContinue reading “Hermit’s Castle: The Smallest Castle in Scotland”

Yester Castle and the Haunting of Goblin Ha’

Yester Castle and Goblin Ha’ is a 12th century castle ruin and dungeon near the small village of Gifford in East Lothian.  The castle was built on the orders of Sir Hugo De Gifford. Sit Hugo was nicknamed ‘The wizard of Yester’ due to the mysterious rituals he carried out in dungeons below the castle.  DueContinue reading “Yester Castle and the Haunting of Goblin Ha’”

Torwood Castle and its Mysterious Blue Pool

There is so much to like about this walk from Torwood Castle, through Torwood Forest, and up to Tappoch Broch. An impressive castle ruin, a mysterious bright blue pool and an Iron Age broch make this Falkirk walk one you don’t want to miss.

Loch An Eilein (and Seath Mor’s cursed grave)

There are many hidden gems to be found within the Rothiemurchus estate. A beautiful Loch nestled deep in the forest. An island castle ruin with a buried causeway. The cursed grave of a 14th century warrior. All just a stone’s throw from Aviemore. Read on to learn more