The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe Royal Yacht Britannia  | Edinburgh, Scotland  |  One of the very interesting tours I took during my late visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, was the visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia is the former Royal Yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. She was the 83rd such vessel since the restoration of King Charles II in 1660. Experience Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction. The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.  Continue reading The Royal Yacht Britannia

Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train

Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train by Life onboard The Royal ScotsmanTrain  |  Scotland  |  Traditional style and elegant comfort provide an unparalleled way to explore the very best of Scotland and the Highlands. Here is my photo album and videos of the daily life onboard the luxury train “The Royal Scotsman” by Belmond, traveling from/to Edinburgh across the Highlands. I spent 5 fabulous days onboard, and I have to say, it is without a doubt a true travel experience. The train itself becomes your destination, and the most sophisticated and comfortable way to explore the breathtaking wonders of this amazing country.  Continue reading Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train

Clay Pigeon-Shooting in Scotland

Clay Pigeon-Shooting in Scotland by www.carlosmeliablog.comClay Pigeon Shooting in Scotland  |  Cairngorms National Park, Scotland  |  The morning of day four onboard the Belmond luxury train “The Royal Scotsman“, began after a wonderful lunch, with some interesting local activities.  We traveled, from Boat of Garten, a short distance by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Rothiemurchus Forest is one of the largest and most important remnants of the native Caledonian pine forest which used to cover most of Scotland. We were invited to choose from a number of activities including fishing, clay pigeon-shooting and an estate tour. Guess which one I went for… Of course Clay Pigeon Shooting.  Continue reading Clay Pigeon-Shooting in Scotland