At long last (after an evening in Edinburgh, a very old house, and a beautiful garden) we reach Melrose Abbey. I don’t really remember the history of this Abbey except that I’m pretty sure some king got really mad and tore it down. Also some terrible things probably happened here but when we saw it, it was just so beautiful that I can’t seem to narrow down my pictures any further so you get a bunch of them.
It really was an absolutely stunning place and even though the weather was awful (I mean, what would you expect) it meant that pictures turned out really well. Sorry for this kind of rushed post. I hope you enjoyed all the pictures. It really was a very beautiful place and fed my love of old ruins.
This is not even the last stop on this day long adventure so prepare yourself for more to come.
The program I went abroad with facilitated a few trips for us to take. In order to go on this day trip I ended up staying overnight at a friend of my parent’s house in Edinburgh since that’s where I needed to be in the morning. She took me on a mini tour of Edinburgh at dusk and I was able to take a few pictures of Edinburgh as the sky was getting darker and I had a lot of fun editing them so here they are… Continue reading “Borders Day trip – pt 1 // Scotland”→
Hello and welcome to the last post on this weekend. Make sure you check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 from this weekend. If you recall, in the morning I went for a walk into the town and saw some standing stones. On the afternoon I actually ended up going back to the standing stones with a guide person who wanted to tell us lots of history (which I have conveniently all forgotten) and then we went to this really old building (which again, don’t remember why it was important) which I climbed around on (despite the warning sign) and ignored whatever the guide was saying. Is that terrible? Maybe. I just wanted to explore this cool building and I got some ok pictures so here they are. Continue reading “Firbish Activity Weekend Part 4 // Scotland”→
Make sure to check out my Previous Posts (Part 1, Part 2) about this weekend.
So the next day after our mountainous hike was a fun day to do these various activities. I had little interest in most of the activities so instead I went on a walk with one of the girls to the nearby town.
For some reason, the Scottish school system gave us a week off at the end of February. Fortunately for me this included my birthday. Some of my flatmates did all sorts of crazy cool things (namely traveled to many different countries) but I decided to just take a weekend trip away that the program I went abroad with had organized. We went up to a camp near the highlands and it was super beautiful so here are some pictures. Continue reading “Firbish Activity Weekend Part 1 // Scotland”→
Also some general thoughts on Glasgow. Before I went someone told me it was like Chicago. When I went I do understand why they said that. As a city that used to be very industrial, it tends to have a dirty gritty feeling but it was definitely smaller, quieter, than Chicago yet very different from the other towns I visited. There were none of the cute stone walls or cute little cafes, it was all cement. Not to say it wasn’t beautiful, it just wasn’t the Scotland I was used to seeing.