Our first visit to Hill House in its protective box.
Two beautiful National Trust for Scotland properties, a 17th century mansion and a lush garden, visited on a day of typical Scottish weather: sunshine and showers!
A four mile circular walk between two towers – Clackmannan and Alloa – starts at Clackmannan Tollbooth. This was built in 1592 as a court, prison and administrative centre, but… Read more Two Towers →
Tom na h’Airidh is a small (354m) hill behind Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde. (The name is Gaelic for “Knoll of the Shieling”, a shieling being a summer residence for cattle and… Read more Geilston Garden and Tom na h’Airidh →
This is a lovely, short loop (under 3 miles) starting at the Dunmore Pineapple. The 4th Earl of Dunmore gave this eccentric building to his wife as a birthday present in the… Read more The Dunmore Pineapple →
Scottish Snapshots is a series of short posts about places I visited in 2013 but didn’t write about at the time Branklyn Garden is a National Trust for Scotland site… Read more Scottish Snapshots: Branklyn Garden →
Culzean Castle, which has a beautiful cliff-top setting on the Ayrshire coast, was the home of the Chief of Clan Kennedy until the family donated it to the National Trust for Scotland… Read more Culzean Castle →
Today was lovely and bright and perfect for a walk. We climbed Birnam Hill, a circuit of about 5 miles and around 1300 feet of ascent. If you’ve heard of… Read more Birnam Hill and Dunkeld →