North Berwick – Scotland

Today, I decided to take a drive to the lovely little seaside town of North Berwick in Scotland after having being recommended to dine at the Italian restaurant; Bella Italia (not part of the chain – this authentic restaurant has been around for over 30 years!). Having never been to the coastal town before, I was immediately taken aback by how picturesque it was and how much there was to see and do; from the Scottish Seabird Centre and world famous Bass Rock to the quirky high street shops and beautiful beaches. A thoroughly enjoyable day out – if you haven’t been, it’s definitely worth a visit. Here are some photos – as if I need to entice you more…..

 

L x

 

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Enchanted ..

This weekend I took a trip to Pitlochry in the North of Scotland to visit the breath-taking Enchanted Forest which attracts over 30,000 visitors to the area and looks like something straight out of a fairy-tale.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Faskally Woods, this magical event lasts from the 4th – 27th October and was named Best Cultural Event at the 2013 Scottish Event Awards! As well as being run solely by volunteers, all the profits from the event are ploughed straight back into planning and executing next year’s show… Inspiring!

This year’s show; Absorb, which is the 12th  consecutive show, gets its name as it incorporates orb like shapes and lighting effects which feature heavily all around the event including in the mini shows. Also featured in this years show is a beautiful bridge completely lit up with shimmering lights which can be seen from various points along the route. As well as having on site facilities such as heated portable toilets and stalls selling hot chocolate, mulled wine and hotdogs – there are also storytelling yurts and lit up balloons available for the kids!

Not only an innovative concept but an inspiring attraction which is well worth a visit.       I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what next years show will bring.

You can click here to buy tickets or for more info.

L x

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