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Gwyllyn the Bard

As part of the Outlander Immersion Tour, we have a special performance by Gwyllyn the Bard who played and sang in Castle Leoch in the Outlander TV show.  Gwyllyn, a charming man altogether, entertains with beautiful songs, fascinating stories about Scottish history, as well as discussing his work on the Outlander set. Here is a picture […]

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Tips for Booking Flights

One of the things that can really get your trip off to a bad start is missing a flight or having your luggage miss a flight.  I recommend a minimum of 2 hours for a layover and if you are connecting to a smaller airline or going through a large airport (like London Heathrow or […]

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Ireland Sample Tours

Sample 10 day Driving Tour of Ireland Sample 10 Day Train Tour of Ireland with day trips Sample 13 Day Tour of Ireland – Self-Drive but using a Driver for 3 days for the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula

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Stirling -restaurants with map

Here are some restaurants that you might wish to make reservations at before you get to Stirling.   The Smithy €€ – €€€, Cafe, British, Scottish +44 1786 449142 Menu https://www.facebook.com/thesmithystirling/ The Gallery Restaurant €€ – €€€, European, British, Scottish +44 1786 406027 https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/the-place/gallery-restaurant/ The Bannockburn Coffee House €, Cafe, British, Scottish +44 1786 357260 […]

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Getting to Inverness

To get to Inverness, you can fly, or take a train or a bus.  Here is a map with the bus station the train station and the Ballifeary Guest House highlighted.  Click on the map to enlarge. Flying There are direct flights to Inverness Airport from London (Heathrow, Gatwick & Luton), Amsterdam (Schiphol), Bristol, Manchester, […]

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Glasgow Restaurants Map

There are too many places to list in Glasgow.  I’ve eaten at the Butterfly and the Pig (upper left) although it moved so I’m not sure it’s the same, and Browns (lower right). Click on the maps to enlarge them. And there are more restaurants in Glasgow’s West End.  

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Motion Sickness

If you are prone to motion sickness, please take your favorite medicine with you.  The roads in the highlands are curvy and hilly and it is not fair to ask to sit in the front seat the whole time. Some days are worse than others (I think the day to Glen Affric is the worst) […]

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Calendar House and Polmont Woods

 

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Things to do in Inverness

Inverness is often called the Capital of the Highlands.  It is a good central point for branching out and seeing other sites in the highlands.  But that’s a different blog – this one is about things to do *in* Inverness, Scotland. 1) The tourist information center Visit Scotland is just up the hill from the […]

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Packing Light

Above – the back of the van used for Outlander Immersion tours. If you don’t already pack light, I highly encourage it.  Here is a picture of my suitcase (right->) for a 4 week trip to Ireland and Scotland.  One 22″ suitcase (purple), a day pack and a small purse. Seriously!  That’s all! (See below […]

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