Author: Craig Neil

EdinburghRegions of Scotland

Edinburgh Trip Planner

Welcome to Scotland’s ancient capital – Edinburgh. This page is your ultimate tour guide, loaded with a collection of essential tools and resources that every tourist should have at their fingertips. Whether you’re fascinated by the historic landmarks, looking to travel outside the city for the day, or wondering what you can expect from the weather, these tools will ensure your trip to Edinburgh is seamless, enjoyable, and unforgettable.

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Google Maps of Scotland

Welcome to Scotland, a land of rugged mountains, glittering lochs, and cities steeped in history. From the bustling city life of Edinburgh to the remote beauty of the Isle of Skye, Scotland is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be unlocked.

In this article, we’ll take a look at a collection of recommended places to visit in Scotland with a list of Google Maps that show attractions in the main cities and their surrounding areas as well as maps that highlight mountains, lochs, and castles.

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East LothianRegions of ScotlandThe Lothians

Fascinating Facts About Attractions in East Lothian

East Lothian, often referred to as the ‘Golf Coast’, is a county in the south-east of Scotland, bordering the City of Edinburgh, the county of Midlothian, and the Scottish Borders.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some fascinating facts about the best attractions around East Lothian from towns and castles to hills and beaches. It’s impossible to include every attraction from the county so the following list includes a few of the big-name attractions as well as a selection that are off the standard tourist trails.

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Fascinating Facts About Attractions Around Edinburgh

Nestled on the southeast coast of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the world’s top tourist destinations thanks to a plethora of exciting attractions that range from enigmatic castles to golden sand beaches.

In this article, we’ll explore a collection of facts about attractions around Edinburgh from the soaring peaks of Holyrood Park to the shimmering coastal waters of Leith. The article features some of the best places to visit outside of the city centre and includes a few hidden gems you might not be aware of.

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Museum of Childhood Visitor Guide

Edinburgh is a treasure trove of history, culture, and unforgettable experiences. Among its many attractions, one stands out that not only takes you back in time but also brings out the child in you – the Museum of Childhood.

In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive guide to visiting the Museum of Childhood that will ensure you don’t miss a thing during your trip down memory lane.

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General InformationScotland Tourist Information

Facts About Scotch Whisky History & Whisky Production

Scotch whisky has a deep-rooted history that’s as rich and complex as its flavour. Originating from makeshift stills and techniques introduced from Ireland, the ‘water of life’ has grown to become a significant part of modern Scotland’s cultural heritage and is now a key contributor to its economy.

In this article, we’ll explore the history of Scotch whisky before taking a look at its production and how it has developed into a global phenomenon.

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Travel Tips & AdviceScotland Tourist Information

A Guide to Scotland’s Winter Weather

While Scotland enjoys good weather in the summer months, the winter months are a completely different beast. Between November and February, the temperature rarely rises above 6 °C and the amount of daylight drops to a rather miserable 6-7 hours per day.

Discover how to make the most of your time in Scotland in winter, as well as how to prepare for freezing conditions, how to drive in snow, and what to wear, in this complete travel guide.

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Central Scotland & TaysideRegions of Scotland

Firth of Forth Visitor Guide

The Firth of Forth is an estuary of several rivers, particularly the River Forth, located on Scotland’s east coast. It meets the North Sea with Fife to the north and the Lothian counties to the south, spanning approximately 50 miles from the west of Stirling to its widest point near the Isle of May.

The Firth of Forth is also recognized for its biodiversity and it’s an important area for bird conservation, with many species spending the winter there or using it as a staging area during migration.

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