Born in New Zealand, Yvette Webster moved to Scotland in 2018 to connect with the roots of her family that lived there in generations gone by.
She now lives on the outskirts of Edinburgh with her husband and shares her travels on her blog and social media under the name Wayfaring Kiwi.
We asked Yvette what her favourite spots are now she has been living in and exploring Scotland for five years.
House of the Binns
Recently reopened for pre-booked tours, House of the Binns in West Lothian is a hidden gem that has a fascinating history and beautiful grounds, making it perfect for an autumn day activity. The mansion was once home to General Tam Dalyell who supposedly played cards with the devil, and won! More recently it was the home of his namesake, the Scottish MP Sir Tam Dalyell.
The best time to visit is right now to see the Virginia climber that grows on the mansion turn bright red.
This is my favourite beach in Scotland! Located on Great Brnera, with glittering azure waters coupled with chalk-white sand, it’s the perfect beach for wild swimming or to simply sit and just be. It’s also home to an Iron Age Roundhouse.
The roundhouse was discovered in 1993 after a storm blew away most of the machair, exposing the ancient home. Today there is a replica not far from the beach that you can explore.
The village of Killin is one of my favourite nature escapes, especially during autumn when the leaves turn gold.
A walk up Sron A’ Chlachain for views of Loch Tay followed by a spa at the Hot Box at the Taymouth Marina Holiday Resort is my idea of the perfect day. The Falls of Dochart Inn is my favourite restaurant for a hearty meal and a dram, which is located across from the splendid cascading waterfall it’s named after.
Follow Yvette on her adventures at @wayfaringkiwi on Instagram.
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