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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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Be Prepared

Be prepared for it to rain all day every day – not that it will – but if you’re prepared for that, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised when it doesn’t. 1) Water proof your shoes. If you’re going to wear tennis shoes, you could buy a can of water proofing and spray them. You’ll want […]

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Money & Credit Cards

Euros and Pounds The Republic of Ireland uses the Euro. Northern Ireland uses GBP (Great British Pound) and also some banks there print their own bank notes. They are supposed to be valid in England (or Scotland or Wales) but they can be refused so you’re better to use UK pounds. Scotland has it’s own bills that […]

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Go Small

In the picture above – my husband brought a full size tube of tooth paste.  As you can see, it takes up almost the entire side of the sink. It’s a good idea to buy or use small bottles for all of your supplies like toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, foundation. Guys, same goes for […]

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