Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Edinburgh. After a day of transit, Emily and I arrived slightly tired to Waverley station. Now we had the simple task of taking all of our gear across the city. A piece of advice. If you plan on visiting Edinburgh over the Fringe festival season, book early. Airbnb for our dates were few and far between. Still being on the outskirts wasn’t too bad. Only a 15 min walk from the North Sea made up for any initial Trainspotting impressions of our estate.
It’s safe to say when we planned to govia Falkirk on our way to Edinburgh, with our travel packs and day bags in tow, we didn’t plan for it to be quite so rainy! These things happen though when travelling and is probably all par for the course in Scotland. So in the spirit of Robert Burns, we ploughed on despite our best laid schemes going slightly awry. We couldn’t just miss out Falkirk when visiting central Scotland. Not with the Wheel and Kelpies to be checked out!
Hi there! It’s Emily and I’m here with my debut post on the Indiana Janner blog 🙂 So, Glasgow… After a quick hour-long flight from Exeter, Liam and I landed in Glasgow Monday afternoon with plenty of time to do some day one exploring of the city. It was our first time visiting what many hail to be the cultural capital of Scotland and we were excited to discover all that it had to offer!
For anyone who has seen Braveheart, a trip to Stirling has got to be a must if you find yourself in central Scotland. The Battle of Bannockburn, Robert the Bruce and, of course, William Wallace. Amazing characters from a remarkable period of Scottish and English history. From Glasgow it is a short train journey (around 35 mins) and costs less than £9 for an off-peak return. It couldn’t be simpler.
Stirling Castle, or rather just one part of the amazing complex!
Emily and I knew that if the weather allowed, we would take a trip to Loch Lomond and visit the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Since weather has been on and off showers since we arrived in Glasgow, yesterday when waking up and seeing a clear morning we got ready and headed to our local train station to make the journey to Balloch!