In this article, Adam Christie takes us through his own personal choice of the 10 spookiest places in Scotland. Expect some unexpected gems in here to go and visit yourself.
You could literally make a list of a hundred spooky places to visit in Scotland, just pick any old castle or stately home and list it.However, that wasn’t good enough for me. I don’t believe in ghosts etc so shouldn’t be affected by such things. Nevertheless, some places I have visited have sent a shiver up my spine strong enough to remember it. So, with Halloween this weekend there doesn’t seem a better time to get it off my chest. Here’s my list of the spookiest places to visit in Scotland (and yes, OK, there are one or two castles in there):Read more →
Just a few minutes walk downhill (west) from the middle of town in Pitlochry, you come to the River Tummel and the short loop walk over the footbridge and back over the dam takes in some of the things to do in Pitlochry. On the way round you can visit the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, the Salmon Ladder and the Tummel Dam – looking in on the large turbines of the hydro electric station and then walking back across the top of the dam. See more things to do in Pitlochry here.
Just found this video in the archive of the beach at Carnoustie near Dundee. This was taken on a particularly fresh autumn day with a wind howling over everything. Didn’t stop the kids having fun all afternoon in the excellent kids playpark. If you are in the Dundee or Angus area and considering heading to the beach at St Andrews, why not try Carnoustie instead and avoid the crowds. The much improved road between Dundee and Carnoustie makes the trip really quick.
Lochearnhead sits at the north-east corner of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is a beautiful location and well known for it’s watersports facilities, fishing and all things water based. We went through there as a family recently to try out one of the other attractions – National Cycle Route 7. Read more →
There are plenty of things to do in Inverness. The city is up-and-coming as one of the best holiday destinations in Scotland, and it’s easy to see why. There are great amenities, loads for tourists to do and friendly people. Just a short trip outside the city you can be skiing in some of Scotland’s highest mountains, spotting dolphins from a beautiful beach, or hunting for Nessie at Loch Ness. Read more →
Generally regarded as the most northerly outpost on the British mainland, John o’Groats is etched in the national consciousness of many people, thanks to the many times it has featured as the starting point of many intrepid people’s epic attempts to walk, run, cycle or travel by any other possible means between it and Land’s End in Cornwall, its equivalent at the southern tip of the island. Read more →
The Scottish Highlands are one of the last great wildernesses of the British Isles; a magical land of ragged coastlines, majestic mountains and awe-inspiring lochs. In one of the most sparsely populated areas in Europe, it is easy to feel that you are at the ends of the earth, yet in reality you are never far away from an inviting little town or village where you will find all sorts of amenities and that famous Highland hospitality. Read more →
It’s closer to Norway’s capital of Oslo than it is to London, and there’s no denying that the Shetland Islands are one of the most remote parts of the UK. However, it is exactly this remote and wild impression of the islands which attracts an increasing number of visitors each year, as well as people wishing to escape the rat race and live a simpler, more relaxing existence. Read more →
With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Edinburgh is a city just waiting to be explored by you and your little ones. It’s undoubtedly one of the most fun-packed places in Scotland, with museums, historical buildings and parks galore. To help you get the most out of your free time, we’ve compiled a list of our best days out in Edinburgh with children. Read more →