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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

Scotland has it’s own bills that say Bank of Scotland on them.  But they are the same as the GBP that is used in England.  The difference between them is: You can use the GBP in Scotland, but sometimes you can’t use the Scottish notes outside of Scotland (you should be able to, but I’ve […]

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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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That darn VAT

In Europe, including Scotland and Ireland they have a Value Added Tax which is called VAT.  It is a tax that is added to most goods in Europe. And even though non-Europeans have to pay it when they purchase goods, they are entitled to a refund. It is worth the time and effort to get the […]

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By Request: Toilets and Tips

One of my recent tour members said it would be good for me to have a post about having cash for toilets and how much to tip. If you’re coming to the UK on a plane, the airport bathrooms are free. Toilets at some of the train stations and other public restrooms require coins to […]

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Dublin My Top 10

In Dublin, 10 must-sees are (and I would put them in this order) 1) The Book of Kells at Trinity College http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160425-the-book-of-kells-medieval-europes-greatest-treasure https://www.tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kells/tickets-information/ 2) the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/gravity-bar 3) Temple Bar – the area where all the craziness takes place.  If you’re into bar hopping, you’ll want to go at night […]

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Things to do in Glasgow

The Museum of Piping “at The National Piping Centre holds three hundred years of piping heritage. Consisting of artefacts from the rich collections of National Museums of Scotland, this is the most authoritative display of its kind anywhere in the world.”  It is next to the Piper’s Tryst Hotel.  Here is information about visiting the […]

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Things to do in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Castle – this can take several hours. The entrance is from the Royal Mile (use The Scotch Whisky Experience to find the entrance on google maps). Click on the map below to enlarge it.  Here is the link for information on visiting the castle. Revisit places on the Royal Mile – you don’t […]

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Aberfeldy-restaurants with map

Here are some restaurants that you might wish to make reservations at before you get to Aberfeldy.   Sometimes the restaurant at the Townhouse fills up. Townhouse Aberfeldy +44 1887 829995 townhouseaberfeldy.co.uk Three Lemons +44 1887 820057 KB’s Italian Kitchen +44 1887 822959 kbskitchen.uk The Fountain Bar and Restaurant +44 1887 820418 aberfeldypubs.co.uk

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Inverness-restaurants with map

Here are some restaurants that you might wish to make reservations at before you get to Inverness and prior to the next evenings meals. Rocpool +44 1463 717274 rocpoolrestaurant.com Bishop’s Table Restaurant at Eden Court Theatre +44 1463 234234 eden-court.co.uk The Piano and Whisky Bar Inverness – Glenmoriston Townhouse +44 1463 223777 glenmoristontownhouse.com The Waterside +44 […]

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