The place names of towns in Ireland can be difficult to pronounce. Do you pronounce the ‘G’ in Ballyvaughan? Nope. And why does ‘Laois’ sound like ‘leash’, and not ‘lah-oh-iss’? Irish [...]
The simple answer to successfully solo hiking is being prepared and know what to expect. Here we outline some tips and advice on how to hike alone.
There’s been a bit of a debate lately at Hillwalk Tours HQ: what are the best hikes in Europe? We’re experts when it comes to all things Ireland, Scotland and [...]
Reading and travel go together like wine and cheese. A good book after a long day’s hike can be worth just as much as a travel companion. In the airport, [...]
Take a look at our interactive map and discover some of the best locations to grab some food while hiking the Dingle Way.
If you’re used to travelling overseas, you’re probably familiar with that moment when you’re forced to explain the pronunciation of your name. Even the most common of Irish names are mispronounced [...]
Have you ever wanted to visit Scotland? Castles, culture, glens and mountains – we’ve heard all of the reasons before. Quite frankly, we’re not convinced. We can find no reason that anyone [...]
Scotland is famous for its breathtaking scenery and, not surprisingly, has been used as the location for many well-known movies. A land full of culture, mystery (I’m looking at you, [...]
Rob Roy Macgregor Rob Roy MacGregor was a man, is a legend but was never a myth. He was an incredibly fascinating character in Scotland’s history. What’s even more fascinating is [...]