Karen Bryan

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18th January 2008

I'm a UK based travel consultant and writer. I encourage you to venture, even slightly, off the beaten track, to get a more authentic travel experience in Europe. In my site you can read guides to less well known destinations, visit the blog and search for accommodation, car hire and flights.

My European travel website, Europe a la Carte

Karen Bryan's activity

  1. February 2008
  2. Karen Bryan reviewed Crathes Castle Gardens in Scotland, United Kingdom

    I'm not a great gardening enthusiast, I just love being surrounded by beautiful flowers, taking in the scents and the feeling of being immersed in this colourful environment. I visited two National Trust gardens in Aberdeenshire in August 2007. Both my …"

  3. January 2008
  4. Karen Bryan rated Stirling Castle

  5. Karen Bryan reviewed Stirling Castle in Scotland, United Kingdom

    Stirling Castle is well worth a visit but you should also spend some time exploring the graveyards just below the castle. There are two distinct graveyards beside the Church of the Holy Rude in Stirling. The “Old Kirkyard” has some headstones dating…"

  6. Karen Bryan reviewed Edzell in Scotland, United Kingdom

    Edzell Castle and Gardens is located a few miles north west of Brechin.Much of the castle is ruined but the red sandstone is very beautiful. For me the garden is the main attraction. It was constructed in 1604, you can still see the coat of arms and the…"

  7. Karen Bryan rated Edzell

  8. Karen Bryan reviewed Castle Fraser in Scotland, United Kingdom

    While Fraser Castle is really interesting to visit, kids will love the “Woodlands Secrets” adventure playground. There a tepee, stone circle, musical instruments and various carved wooden animals. I was impressed by the wooden carved model of the castle…"

  9. Karen Bryan rated Castle Fraser

  10. Karen Bryan rated Lake Iseo

  11. Karen Bryan reviewed Lake Iseo in Brescia, Italy

    Tucked away between Lake Como and Lake Garda lies Lake Iseo, which I discovered in a booklet at the Bergamo airport tourist information office. It looked so stunning in the photos, with it's car free island of Monte Isola lying in shimmering blue water…"

  12. Karen Bryan rated Dunbar

  13. Karen Bryan reviewed Dunbar in Scotland, United Kingdom

    Edinburgh is so popular with visitors that the adjacent county of East Lothian is often overlooked. Dunbar is in East Lothian, on the east coast of Scotland, 30 miles east of the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. It was really popular with UK holidaymakers …"

  14. Karen Bryan rated Crathes Castle Gardens

  15. Karen Bryan rated Berwick upon Tweed

  16. Karen Bryan reviewed Berwick upon Tweed in North East England, United Kingdom

    Sometimes you visit a place and imagine that it would be lovely to live there. Well we'd had been to Berwick upon Tweed many times on day trips and thought it was a beautiful town, surrounded by intact Elizabethan walls, located on the Tweed Estuary on t…"

  17. Karen Bryan reviewed The Water of Leith Walkway in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Described as "a silver thread in a ribbon of green" the Water of Leith Walkway runs alongside this small river for 12 miles as it flows through Edinburgh from Balerno to enter the Forth Estuary at Leith. It is remarkable that within a couple of minutes y…"

  18. Karen Bryan rated The Water of Leith Walkway