Iona is a small island off the southwest coast of Mull, Scotland. It’s home to around 120 permanent residents and is perhaps best known for its Abbey. The white sands, well-kept beaches and natural beauty, makes Iona a popular spot for visitors from around Scotland and beyond.
If you’re a regular reader of Edits Of Jo then you’ll know that a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend some time exploring the beautiful Isle of Mull. (I’ve written a blog post on things to do in Oban here and planning your trip to Mull here). With the weather being GLORIOUSLY sunny (who would have though it eh?) we managed to tick off all the spots we wanted to visit on the island.
If you are a regular reader of EditsOfJo then it will no surprise to you that Stockbridge is one of my favourite places to visit in Edinburgh. I love how close it is to the centre of Edinburgh yet feels quite removed with the sleepy Dean Village and the Water of Leith. It has some really gorgeous boutiques and some great cafes that are hugely affordable and serve good coffee and food. Not only this, there are a great number of things to do here that it is easy to lose yourself in this part of the city for a day.
Even in the winter months Edinburgh is a popular destination for visitors but this is particularly the case in the summertime with festivals taking place across the city, most notably The Edinburgh Fringe. The city centre becomes a constant hive of activity with tourists coming from across the world to explore this gorgeous city and watch the street artists, admire the sites and enjoy a drink in the sun (weather of course permitting).
Although it’s almost been nine months since the Big Move to Scotland (where that time has gone I just don’t know), I’ve only really properly explored Edinburgh. With the weather being so sunny, I made a trip to Glasgow last weekend to see what this neighbouring city has to offer.
When the weather is warm and the sun is out (it does occasionally happen in Scotland), there’s is nothing better than spending the day at the seaside. Last weekend with the temperature soaring above 20 degrees, I headed to the gorgeous town of North Berwick, which is just under 40 minutes on the train from Edinburgh Waverley Station.
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