Blog

    A Day in Stirling: The Heart of Scotland

    Scotland's turbulent history is brutal, bloody, and fascinating. To begin to untangle the complicated web spun over thousands of years, there's no better place to start than Stirling.

    The city's strategic location meant that it has witnessed some of the most pivotal events in Scottish history, including the battles of Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge.

    Jason travelled to the 'Heart of Scotland' to learn more ...

    Read the full article

    Uncover the Secrets of the Southern Upland Way

    Sine at the start of the Southern Upland WayThe Southern Upland Way remains largely undiscovered, yet for the enthusiastic hiker it offers a wonderful walking experience with warm Scottish hospitality, unique history, and superb scenery away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds further north. 

    Sine from the Absolute Escapes team travelled south to tackle the 212 mile challenge ...

    Read the full article

    A day in Glasgow: Culture & Craic

    Kelvingrove Museum GlasgowScotland's largest city is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. Its heydey as the 'second city of the British Empire' leaves a city packed full of gorgeous Victorian architecture and the unique masterpieces of legendary architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

    Today, cutting-edge museums and a world class culinary scene add to the reasons why you should visit Glasgow in 2017. Katia from the Absolute Escapes team spent a day exploring ...

    Read the full article

    Capturing the Cornish Coast

    Minack

    In a country full of epic walking trails, the longest of them all - the South West Coast Path - runs for 631 miles along the amazing coastline of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. 

    The section between Padstow and Penzance offers one of the most incredible stretches of coastal walking anywhere in the British Isles, as well as taking in St Ives, Land's End, and the unbelievable Minack Theatre.

    Scott from the Absolute Escapes laced up his walking boots to check it out ...

    Read the full article

    Who won the 2016 Photo Competition?

    After weeks of frantic voting, the results are in for our 2016 Photo Competition!Travel Photo Competition - thumbnail

    Click here to find out which photos beat off all the competition to be crowned this years' best photos ...

     

    Read the full article

    2016 Photo Competition - Tailor-made Travel

    Storr, Isle of Skye

    The Tailor-made category of our 2016 Photo Competition has a strong island focus this year, with five of six photos coming from Scotland's fabulous islands of Skye, Harris and Islay.

    Please help us choose this year's winner by voting for your favourite photo, and perhaps win a fantastic 2017 calendar at the same time ... a perfect stocking filler for Christmas!

    Read the full article

    2016 Photo Competition - Walking Holidays

    Kintyre WayOne of the best parts of organising walking holidays in the UK & Ireland is the wonderful photos we're sent from our clients each year. Seeing smiling faces and beautiful scenery makes all of our hard work worthwhile!

    After much deliberation and debate, we have narrowed down the thousands of photos we received to our six favourites. Please help us choose this year's winner by voting for your favourite photo, and enter the draw to win a 2017 calendar at the same time ...

    Read the full article

    The Scottish Borders - Finding My Undiscovered Scotland

    Caitlin at Melrose Abbey

    The Scottish Borders, while celebrated by locals, remains one of the most undiscovered parts of Scotland for visitors. This beautiful region was once a battleground between Scotland and England, and now - in more peaceful times - is packed full of ancient castles, historic towns, gorgeous scenery, and wonderful food and drink. 

    Caitlin from the Absolute Escapes team grew up near Stirling and, like many others, instinctively headed north on her holidays. She made her way south to explore the Scottish Borders and experience her own 'Undiscovered Land' ...

    Read the full article

    The 3 Best Roman Sites on Hadrian's Wall Path

    Lauriane on Hadrian's Wall PathLauriane from the Absolute Escapes team travelled 2,000 years back in time to explore Hadrian's Wall - the awe-inspiring frontier defence built in 122 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian. 

    Today, the waymarked 84 mile Hadrian's Wall Path offers a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating history and breathtaking scenery of this region.

    Read on for Lauriane's top 3 Roman sites along the trail ...

    Read the full article

    A Highland Hike on the West Highland Way

    West Highland WayFrom the sparkling waters of Loch Lomond to the majestic mountains of the Nevis Range, the 96 mile West Highland Way encapsulates some of the finest scenery in Scotland.

    Dawn from the Absolute Escapes Team laced up her walking boots to hike the dramatic section between Tyndrum and Fort William. Under cloudless Autumn skies and unbroken sunshine, the trail did not disappoint! Read about Dawn's experience here ...

    Read the full article