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I was overjoyed that I could actually plan a visit to the Spencer home, Althorp, where Diana once tap danced and passed the hours swimming and taking walks before being thrust into the spotlight at the tender age of 19. It was quite like a pilgrimage in a way, but also a way to pay my respects to a person whose Royal role was inspiring to me. There was something extra lovely about both the stunning interiors and the delightful exteriors of this gorgeous estate in Northamptonshire. I hope you enjoy this post, and three cheers for the Royal Wedding!
Not far from Edinburgh, lies a castle with ties to modern-day Royalty, Shakespeare, and ghosts. Its architecture is truly captivating, while its foreboding, defensive exterior disguises it’s charming and quite cozy interiors. Take a look at both…
Pitlochry is truly just-the-right-size kind of town to visit on your trip to Scotland. Here are 4+ reasons for choosing this lovely village as a center point on your trip to the Highlands of Scotland.
A unique way to delve into Scottish culture is to observe sheepdogs in action. It's an easy aspect of Scotland to overlook, as it does not enjoy heavy prominence in guidebooks. This next post takes us right into the heart of Scotland. It's a glimpse into the present day, as well as a tradition that's been around this region for centuries. Puppies included!
One of the quintessential Must-Dos in Scotland is to attend at least one of its Highlands' Games. One of the most popular is The Braemar Gathering. Set on the first Saturday of every September, this is a memory and experience of great Scottish culture to be treasured. The Queen is the Patron of these games, so if you go, be prepared for her arrival at approximately 3 o'clock, and be sure to get a good view.
'An Invitation to Burns Night' was the message. At the time, I had no idea what Burns Night was. You could say great writing and Scotland are linked in many ways...
To help those of you jumping across the pond soon to see the Outlander film locations and all the beauty that Scotland offers, I have some special clothing and miscellaneous tips to prepare for all of its wonders. Above all, don't miss #5!