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Karen Bryan editor of Europe a la CarteHello, I’m Karen Bryan; I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to offer inspiration for European travel and art. Come on a journey to top destinations with Europe a la Carte. Our travel tips, city guides, photo tours and no fluff hotel and restaurant reviews will help you discover the best places to visit in Europe.

A Selection of Recent Articles

Exploring Culzean Country Park

Exploring Culzean Country ParkOn my return journey from Dumfries and Galloway in August, I planned to make Cluzean Country Park, in Ayrshire, my first stop.  I have Continue reading

Review of V&A Dundee

Review of V&A DundeeI visited the V&A Dundee in mid October 2018, around three weeks after the museum opened. As a Dundonian, I was expecting great Continue reading

Barholm Accommodation Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway

Barholm Accommodation Creetown, Dumfries and GallowayI stayed at Barholm Accommodation in Creetown on the Friday and Saturday night of the Spring Bank Holiday in late May 2018. Barholm Accommodation Continue reading

Making the Most of the Glasgow International Festival

Making the Most of the Glasgow International FestivalThe Glasgow International is Scotland's largest festival for contemporary art. In 2018 it ran from 20 April to 7 May. The festival runs Continue reading

Broughton House and Garden Kirkcubright

Broughton House and Garden KirkcubrightBroughton House and Garden is located in the town of Kirkcubright in Dumfries and Galloway, in the south west of Scotland. It is Continue reading

Walking Over the Skye Bridge

Walking Over the Skye BridgeThe main activity which I wanted to do when I stayed in Kyle of Lochalsh overnight was to walk over the Skye Bridge. Continue reading

Review of Di Maggio's West End Glasgow

Review of Di Maggio's West End GlasgowThere are several Di Maggio's Italian restaurants in the Glasgow area. I'd previously eaten at the one in Royal Exchange Square, next to Continue reading

St Vigeans Stones & Museum in Arbroath

St Vigeans Stones & Museum in ArbroathThere was free entry to St Vigeans Museum of Carved Stones in Arbroath during the  Doors Open Days weekend in Angus, in eastern Continue reading