Scottish and English Highlights

Culross

Culross is a 17th century formal Royal burgh in Fife, just a short trip outside of Edinburgh. One of the added benefits is that it brings you over one of the newest Forth Bridges that cross the Firth of Forth. Culross offers a Mercat Cross, cobblestone streets, a tolbooth, and narrow wynds (alleys). The town […]

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Jedburgh

Jedburgh is famous for its ruined Abbey, which was nearly destroyed by the English Earl of Hertford’s forces in 1544–45, during the “Rough Wooing”. English King Henry VIII (1491–1547) attempted (forcefully) to persuade the Scots that it was a good idea to unite the kingdoms by the marriage of his son to the infant Mary, […]

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