It’s not unfair to say that from the outside, The Old Inn at Appin is not much to look at. However, don’t drive by otherwise you’re missing out on something very special indeed!
Sometimes in life you just have to take a chance – go with your instincts and move forward. Such was the case with my very first Airbnb booking.
And that’s what led me to Sula, a holiday cottage on a secluded beach in rural Argyll in the Scottish Highlands.
The Merchant City area of Glasgow is now a rather upmarket and trendy location which is why it was no great surprise to find this is where the hipster pancake restaurant Stack and Still can be found.
If you, like me, dislike modern or boutique style hotels, preferring something with a bit of character, perhaps an older coaching inn, with wooden beams and open fires then you’re going to love the Allan Ramsay Hotel in the Scottish Borders area of Carlops near Midlothian.
Ingram Wynd is renowned for the quality of its food, service and professional staff. I’ve sung its praises in the past on more than one occasion myself. However, if they think their afternoon tea offering is going to set the heather on fire, then it’s time for a healthy serving of reality check!
Everyone should have a bucket list of things they want to do before shuffling off in later life muttering “I wish I’d done that. ” So, with that in mind, one of the must-do items on that list should be a seaplane trip over the Western Highlands of Scotland.
So, do I recommend the Elphinstone for its food offering? Without a doubt, it’s a resounding yes. If you don’t want fussiness and fancy presentation and are more about the support of local businesses using quality produce to create cracking home-cooked honest-to-goodness food, the Elphinstone is for you.
Glenluce is a small rural village situated off the main A75 leading to Stranraer in the County of Wigtownshire. Its main claim to fame is the 12th-century Cistercian abbey, but it’s also home to the wonderfully relaxing and peaceful Whitecairn Holiday Park.
Glenwhan Gardens – Have an hour or two to spare, need a spot to relax, then why not visit Glenwhan Gardens and Arboretum near Stranraer – and enjoy a coffee with a slice of homemade cake too!
Ardmore Point is a little hidden gem of a bay on the Firth of Clyde near Helensburgh. Great picnic spot which is not overrun, even on the sunniest of days.