Scotland

orkney

Touring Orkney, Northern Scottish Islands Rich with History

Orkney is an archipelago of islands sitting just north of the Scottish mainland. Despite being so close to Scotland, they are steeped in their own culture and history. There are Viking ruins dating back centuries, and they’ve even been under Norwegian rule before. The islands were instrumental during both World Wars, and their waters still contain the evidence. The coastline

remote island Foula

Exploring Britain’s Most Northerly Place – The Shetland Islands

Despite being part of the UK, when arriving in Shetland, you’re instantly reminded that the island’s history is rooted in Norse culture. The capital town Lerwick lies closer to Bergen, Norway than it does to Edinburgh. There are Viking influences all over the islands, from the place names to the festivals. The whole of Shetland has been designated a UNESCO

Sandy_beach_near_Findlater_Castle,_Cullen_-_Scotland_-_panoramio

The 10 Most Amazing Coastal Walks in Scotland

With a vast expanse of incredible coastal scenery that includes spectacular cliff formations, mountains and sandy bays, the 10 walks listed in this article arguably pass some of the most amazing Scottish coastal landscapes. Although these 10 walks provide some rather spectacular views, they are by no means the limit as to what Scotland has to offer – many other

Happisburgh Lighthouse in East Anglia

Britain’s Top 100 Outstanding Lighthouses

The coastline of the United Kingdom is one of the country’s most prominent features, having contributed greatly to British heritage and culture. The UK’s maritime exploits in past centuries have been significant in regards to trade, transport and war, and lighthouses together with their keepers have played a critical role in ensuring the safety of ships throughout. There are more

whitby-abbey english coast

Dover to Dundee: A coastal tour of British culture

Top coastal museums and galleries Historic Dockyard Chatham Chatham – Kent – England Based in the charming ex-military town of Chatham, Kent, this 18th-century dockyard museum is still home to many historic Royal Navy warships. Whilst the ships are no longer in use they remain a powerful symbol of when Britannia ruled the waves and places like Chatham docks played

uk coast

Did you know – 100 Interesting Facts about the British Coast

How well do you know the British coast? Below you can find 100 informative and interesting facts to test your knowledge about the British coastline and learn about it. Hadrian’s Wall was 73 miles long One of the UK’s most famous landmarks, Hadrian’s Wall stretched almost from coast to coast when it was finished, marking the northern frontier of the

Isle of Wight

The Islands of Britain – Where they are and Why they are Interesting

Although Great Britain is a large island, there are thousands of significantly smaller islands that are located away from the country’s coastline – some of these are rather close to the shoreline, whereas others are tens (and even hundreds) of kilometres away. This article covers the largest of these islands, including both individual isles and archipelagos. Many of these islands

Green Coast Award Beach and a Castle Nearby

Freshwater East is a village that is just three miles from Pembroke and is situated on a cliff overlooking the sheltered bay and out to sea.  The well-known tourist town of Tenby is about nine miles to the east.  The sandy beach is protected from the west by Trewent Point, a headland that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest

Plockton – “The Jewel of the Highlands”

Plockton is often referred to as the Jewel in the crown of Scotland, and it is easy to see why This charming lochside village is 76 miles north-west of Fort William on the west Scotland coast and is sheltered by Inner Sound and faces away from the prevailing wind, is further protected by the mountain behind it.  The climate is

Rockcliffe – Once an Important Gold, Silver, Iron and Copper Working Location

Rockcliffe lies on the east side of the River Urr estuary and has a natural tidal causeway to Rough Island, a bird sanctuary owned by the Scottish National Trust.  It is located approximately twenty miles from Dumfries and six miles from the nearest town of Dalbeattie.  Rockcliffe is one of the small seaside villages that spread out along the stretch

Crail-scotland

Crail – Not your average seaside village

Crail is  23 miles south of Dundee on the east coast. Crail is the most easterly of the old fishing villages along the south coast of the East Neuk of Fife, as well as being the oldest Royal Burgh there. The royal charter dates back to the 12th century and was granted in 1310 by Robert the Bruce giving Crail

North Berwick

North Berwick is on the south shore of the Firth of Forth approximately 20 miles from Edinburgh. It is a pretty, quality place that is one of the ten best places to live in Scotland. North Berwick has won multiple awards for its gardens, floral displays and wildflower gardens thanks to the work of North Berwick in Bloom. There is

No more posts to show

Categories

Britain’s Top 100 Outstanding Lighthouses

The coastline of the United Kingdom is one of the country’s most prominent features, having contributed greatly to British heritage …

Read More

Protecting Our Oceans

Protecting Our Oceans is a campaign and mission statement by the National Trust which supports the designation, and effective management, …

Read More

The National Trust – Its Role in Protecting the British Coastline

The National Trust is a charity that owns and maintains large areas of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with the …

Read More

Dover to Dundee: A coastal tour of British culture

Top coastal museums and galleries Historic Dockyard Chatham Chatham - Kent - England Based in the charming ex-military town of …

Read More

Archives

UK Travel Impressions