Little-Known Places

Something I've always enjoyed doing is visiting places off the beaten track and not necessarily at the top of a tourist's 'must do' list. Whether this be a barely known spot or an overlooked part of somewhere that everybody goes. Whilst we lived in Singapore I embraced this by exploring some of the little-known places and parts of the city state whenever I could. 

Singapore has a very convenient train network (known as the MRT) and my criteria for doing this centred on discovering places close to the various stations which became the 'Red Dot Roaming' feature on my Singapore blog. So named because one of Singapore's nicknames is 'the red dot', literally because it's such a small dot on any world map. Despite my best efforts I didn't actually get to complete the whole of the MRT network, partly because they keep adding to it (which often meant backtracking to include newly opened stations) and partly just because of day-to-day life getting in the way. However I was hooked and decided I wanted to continue doing this in some format in my new home, wherever that was, and keep sharing my finds on this blog.

Of course, not everywhere offers up the convenience of doing this kind of thing via an MRT map or another form of public transport but every town or city has its own 'little-known places' which is what I plan to share in this occasional series of posts. 

To read more about any of these places that I have explored you can do so just by clicking on the photo below.

I'm always on the look out for suggestions of places to go to by the way, I tend to focus my searches for new places on social media, via books and anything else I happen to stumble upon. However if you know of somewhere you think I definitely need to see drop me a line and let me know about it.


Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Doors Open Day: Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

The Scott Monument, Edinburgh

Water of Leith Walkway: Stockbridge, Dean Village and St Bernard's Well, Edinburgh

Little-Known Places: Doors Open Day - Trinity Apse, Edinburgh

Walks to Cramond and Cramond Island

Exploring the Union Canal, Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel

Greyfriars Kirkyard


A Walk Towards Allington, Kent


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