Lunch at The Scran & Scallie, Stockbridge

While I was back in Edinburgh, I met up with some old friends who live in Stockbridge and treated ourselves to a little lunch at The Scran & Scallie Public House. It’s founded by Tom Kitchin of the famous Michelin starred The Kitchin down in Leith, with the same philosophy of seasonal cooking that is responsibly sourced from farm to…
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Malahide Castle, County Dublin

After spending a dream-like night in Howth, I hopped on the train to another explore another of Dublin County’s little seaside towns. Malahide is connected via DART, and is only twenty minutes on the train from Tara Station in the heart of Dublin, which made it a perfect little afternoon trip. The main attraction is Malahide Castle, located just a…
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Daytrip to Howth Village, Dublin

I packed up an overnight bag and headed to Howth. It’s an amazingly simple trip – I bought a return ticket from the machine at Tara Station for six euros, and thirty minutes later my train chugged into the little seaside station. In Scots, there’s actually a word to describe the type of weather that greeted me: smirr. Like the eskimos with…
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The Little Museum of Dublin

One of the best things I found during my stay in Ireland was the Little Museum of Dublin. I liked it so much, in fact, that I went twice! It’s a two story townhouse located right on St Stephen’s Green, and is literally packed wall to wall with history.What makes this place so special, though, is that everything on display…
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