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An essential guide to a working holiday in the UK

An essential guide to a working holiday in the UK

A working holiday in the UK is a one-of-a-kind experience. Not only do you have access to the exciting global hub that’s London, but also cool cities like Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester, beautiful landmarks like the white cliffs of Dover and Hadrian’s Wall, and everything in between, including Cadbury, ‘Spoons and bangers and mash. Trust…

The 12 best road trips around Scotland

The 12 best road trips around Scotland

Whatever type of Scotland road trip you’re planning, there are many different routes you can take to see the most of this wild, beautiful, rugged country. There are plenty of road trips in Scotland that are planned by tour companies, but there’s also the flexibility of tailoring your own trip depending on what you want…

Edinburgh on a budget – your cheap city guide

Edinburgh on a budget – your cheap city guide

You’ll never struggle to find something to do in Edinburgh on a budget. The Scottish capital has everything our adventurous hearts desire, from vibrant nightlife to the perfect spots for that Insta-worthy snap. As you’ll see in this blog post, many of our most loved things to do in Edinburgh are easily accessible and affordable…

The ultimate backpacker’s guide to the UK

The ultimate backpacker’s guide to the UK

The United Kingdom; home to traditional pubs, sheep-dotted hills and of course Her Majesty, the Queen. Whether you come for the pub crawls, the adorable countryside towns or to find that special someone with an accent like Hugh Grant or Emma Watson, this guide has you covered. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales may be…

Mischief managed: the ultimate guide to Harry Potter’s Scotland

Mischief managed: the ultimate guide to Harry Potter’s Scotland

Scotland is the birthplace of haggis, scotch whiskey, and golf. Most importantly though, Scotland is the birthplace of Harry Potter. Looking around the Scottish countryside, with its rolling hills and mass expanse of greenery, there’s no wonder that JK Rowling created a world filled with witchcraft and wizardry. Travelling to Scotland is like walking through…

14 totally secret things you never knew you could do in Scotland

14 totally secret things you never knew you could do in Scotland

We asked backpackers to share their recommendations for the ultimate hidden gems in Scotland… and boy, did they deliver! We’ve lifted the lid on the best things to do in Scotland for those looking for secret adventures and uniquely Scottish experiences. From dolphin watching to tropical gardens to the best stargazing spots in Europe, it’s…

The best hostels in Scotland

The best hostels in Scotland

When you think of Scotland you probably think of castles, sheep, kilts and golf but venture a little further and you’ll find white sand beaches, stargazing vantage points, waterfalls and a thriving independent music and arts scene. Hostels are by far the most affordable way to explore the hidden side of this incredible country. Here…

The ultimate guide to backpacking Scotland

The ultimate guide to backpacking Scotland

  Made up of hundreds of miles of rugged wilderness, scattered with historic cities, quaint towns and magnificent monuments, Scotland has undeniable charm. There’s more to Scotland than you might already know and we’re here to uncover the country’s secret side. Lifting the lid on white sand beaches, awesome skiing trails, epic mountain biking spots,…

Fringe, film or tattoo: which Edinburgh festival suits your style?

Fringe, film or tattoo: which Edinburgh festival suits your style?

Have you heard about the Edinburgh Festival but not sure what it is? Or maybe your friends rave about the amazing shows at Edinburgh Fringe every August, but you don’t fancy sitting indoors all summer? No matter who you are or what you’re interested in, you will find an Edinburgh Festival that is perfect for…

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