All posts tagged: United Kingdom

BELFAST & DUBLIN, IRELAND

I’m finally catching up on posting about my travels. I’ve had a crazy couple of months with work because of award season and fashion weeks! Sorry for the delay. I want to make sure I’m all caught up before leaving again for my next big trip! I visited Ireland during Christmas this past December. I flew from Edinburgh, Scotland to Belfast which is an easy 45 minute flight. I stayed at the Culloden Estate & Spa in Northern Ireland located in the Holywood Hills overlooking Belfast City and the Antrim coastline. Unfortunately the city of Belfast was shut down because of Christmas Eve but I did book a private Game of Thrones Tour which took us up the coast of Northern Ireland and showed us all the main areas where they film the show which was so incredibly awesome! We also made a stop at the Giant’s Causeway which is a World Heritage Site and a must see if you are in Northern Ireland. My favorite site I visited though was the Dark Hedges, which …

EDINBURGH & GLASGOW AT THE BALMORAL HOTEL, SCOTLAND

I went to Scotland during Christmas time and LOVED it! I stayed in Edinburgh at the Balmoral Hotel which was highly recommended¬† by multiple people. The hotel is beautiful, it looks like a palace from the outside. Edinburgh during Christmas time in my opinion, was the best time to go. The streets were festive and lit up with lights, and there was a Christmas Market right next to our hotel with a Ferris wheel, an ice skating rink , delicious food and desserts and several handmade jewelery vendors and¬† “trinkets” for sale. It was so charming. The historical architecture in Edinburgh is beautiful. The buildings and castles are from hundreds of years ago, and there are traditional Scottish pubs and bars that have been there for centuries as well. When you walk the streets of Edinburgh you feel like you are taken back in time. The “Old Town” was built in the 15th/16th century and the “New Town” was built closer to the 1800’s. It’s a small city so in one day you can get …