Edinburgh Daytrips: Scotland’s Best Country Park Re-Opens

Edinburgh Daytrips: Scotland’s Best Country Park Re-Opens
A bench with a view – that’s Drumlanrig Castle in the distance. It’s been awhile since we discussed daytrip recommendations from Edinburgh – in fact, I think our last exploration was to the city of Pitlochry for the Enchanted Forest.   Today I’d like to suggest something just slightly further afield, so it’s probably better undertaken with a car, but still a worthwhile journey.  It’s Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate, found in the Scottish borders....
April 22nd, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 1
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Go West Young Man, Go West!

If you want to get away from downtown Auckland for a fun day out Go West Young Man (or woman!) for not 30 minutes from the city centre you can immerse yourself in Auckland’s ‘Wild West’. Wind your leisurely way into the Waitakere Ranges through the village of Titirangi and head for the famous West Coast beaches where the Tasman Sea pounds the black volcanic beaches generating some of the best surfing to be had in New Zealand.  Piha, Bethells, Karekare are just a small sample of...
April 25th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: auckland beaches, daytrips, golfing, mountain bike, surfing, waitakere ranges, wineries