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Free Places to Visit Outdoor Places to Visit Western Isles

The Complete Guide to Visiting Lochranza on the Isle of Arran

The village of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran is located in an exceptionally picturesque area on the north of the island.

Although it is mostly visited for the small ferry terminal that connects the island to Claonaig on the mainland, Lochranza is also worth visiting for its tourist attractions.

The village lies at the foot of dramatic mountains that encircle it to the south while a small scenic bay opens up to the Firth of Clyde and the Campbeltown peninsula to the north.

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Grampian Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Dunnottar Castle in Grampian

Dunnottar Castle is set on a dramatic clifftop overlooking the North Sea near the coastal town of Stonehaven.

The 15th-century castle was the home of the Earls Marischal and it offers a fascinating glimpse into Scotland’s past.

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Historic Places to visit Lothians

The Complete Guide to Visiting Blackness Castle in Southeast Scotland

The area around Edinburgh is rich in history (as you’d expect from a city that’s been the capital city of Scotland since 1437) and there are more castles in the region than most others in Scotland.

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Free Places to Visit Highlands and Islands Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Castle Sinclair Girnigoe in Caithness

This castle (actually castles – more on that later) stands on one of the most dramatic viewpoints in Scotland (in my humble opinion) with a wild and windswept coastline that instantly brings to mind a scene from Game of Thrones rather than a tourist attraction thanks to its near-impenetrable cliff-face setting.

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Free Places to Visit Highlands and Islands Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Kilchurn Castle in Argyll & Bute

Kilchurn Castle can be found just off the A85 at the northernmost point of Loch Awe, more or less midway between the Trossachs National Park and the Highland coastal town of Oban.

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Edinburgh Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh

Sitting just three miles outside of the city centre is the ancestral home of the once-powerful Preston family, Craigmillar Castle, and I reckon it’s an attraction that’s well worth visiting if you want a break from the bustling crowds.

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Central Scotland Edinburgh Food, Culture and History Guided Tours Lothians Outdoors & Nature Sightseeing

Edinburgh’s Outlander Filming Locations – The Ultimate Guide

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five you’ve probably heard of Outlander – the time-travelling TV series that begins in 20th-century Scotland before taking a detour 200 years into the past.

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City & Heritage Sightseeing Guided Tours Outdoors & Nature Sightseeing

Visiting Scotland in Summer – The Ultimate Guide

Ah, Scotland in summer. Swathes of purple heather on serene grassy hills. Sun glinting off mirror-faced lochs. Golden beaches on secluded islands, and Highland glens bathed in the gentle hues of the evening sun.

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City & Heritage Sightseeing Guided Tours

12 Best Castles to Visit in Scotland – Ultimate Guide + Videos

What do you think of when you picture Scotland? Majestic mountains? Scenic lochs? Windswept islands? Those are certainly some of the highlights of a holiday in this amazing country, but another attraction that consistently draws visitors back year after year are the castles.

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Guided Tours Highlands and Islands Outdoors & Nature Sightseeing

The Best Places to Visit in the Scottish Highlands – Full Guide

The Highlands are traditionally considered to be one half of Scotland, with the other being the Lowlands (makes sense), and both areas are divided by a boundary that follows a lengthy section of the Highland Fault.

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Free Places to Visit Highlands and Islands Historic Places to visit Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Castle Varrich in North Scotland

One of the great things about the north Highlands is that it’s full of little surprises, from driving to the brow of a hill and finding a stunning mountainscape stretching away into the distance to stumbling into a quaint country village with a wee cafe that sells THE best cream cakes you’ve ever tasted.

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City & Heritage Sightseeing Guided Tours Lothians Outdoors & Nature Sightseeing

A Guide to the Best Places to Visit in East Lothian

When you think of places to visit in Scotland you might be like the majority of tourists and have all the big-hitters first and foremost in your mind. Edinburgh. Glasgow. The Highlands. The Isle of Skye.

But there’s another region that’s often overlooked. That region is East Lothian. Find out why it’s such a special place in this guide.