After being picked up from our hotels in Glasgow, we set off to The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Many of the ladies were quite excited for our first visit and I am pleased to say that the museum lived up to our high expectations as it was brilliant! Our visit started with a guided tour of the cottage Robert Burns was born in and there we learnt all about his family and his childhood. We then walked along the Poets Walk and listened to our guide explain how various events in Robert Burns’ life had inspired his writing. After that we had time to look at the museum and the exhibitions at the centre. I would definitely recommend it if you are in the Glasgow area in the near future.
We then headed to our base for the next few days, Netherurd House. As we drove up into the mountains we passed beautiful views of the surrounding villages, hoping that this was a sign of things to come once we reached Netherurd. On arrival at the house, we checked into our rooms and settled down to have a cup of tea while getting to know each other.
Today, we are visiting Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh. With so much to see and do in this fantastic city, the main topic of conversation is where to start. A visit to the castle? Shopping on the Royal Mile? Check back tomorrow to find out or keep an eye on our twitter page throughout the day, www.twitter.com/ventureabroad