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Scotland, A Quick Overview

We had quite the trip to Scotland! We spent 13 days in country and honestly it was not enough! Scotland is one of those places I would love to return to and continue to explore. Each little town offered something new and there were whole areas we bypassed to reach larger attractions. The general plan […]

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Around Inverness (& Loch Ness), Scotland

Inverness and the surrounding area is full of attractions. It is a tourist hub and therefore crowded in the afternoons as the buses stop here mostly for afternoon and evening adventures. Staying in the area though gave us plenty of time to enjoy Loch Ness without the crowds. When we booked a hotel we had […]

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Around Fort William, Scotland

You are going to think we are totally crazy when we tell you that even with our train obsessed kids we bypassed the Jacobite Steam Train. The Jacobite Steam Train, which was featured in the Harry Potter films as the Hogwarts Express runs out of Fort William. The trip is several hours long though and we knew […]

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Isle of Skye, Scotland

Every time I told someone we were going to drive around Scotland they asked if we were headed to the Isle of Skye. I figured that meant it was a must see. Sure enough, everyone was right! We stayed in Portree at the Isles Inn. The Inn is also the most popular pub in town […]

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Edinburgh’s Top 5 with Kids

We spent a week in Edinburgh with our four year old and our two year old and would go back in a heartbeat. Here is my list of top attractions to see with your kids.  If you’re looking for more information you can read our full trip report here. Royal Yacht, Brittania Completely Stroller Friendly.  The […]

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Scotland’s Little Railroads: Alford to Inverness

We arrived in Alford in the late afternoon and started the “train” portion of our journey. Our boys love trains, but we try to target smaller journeys as they also have short attention spans. This particular part of Scotland had two great train journeys for our kids. The Alford Valley Railway is a little train […]

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Stonehaven, Scotland

The bulk of day two was spent in Stonehaven. This town is home to a fabulous castle – Dunnottar Castle – out on a rock. We knew we needed to be there when it opened to avoid a long walk and parking on the street. We were some of the first to arrive and got to […]

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Practicalities for Edinburgh with Kids

Here is a rundown of the practicalities of spending a week in Edinburgh with kids. Airport Transfer The transfer from the airport to our hotel was easy. The Airlink (bus 100) leaves every 10 min from the airport and has plenty of space for luggage. The tram also comes into the city from the airport […]

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