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The Complete Guide to Visiting St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh

St. Giles Cathedral has been a focal point for religious activity in Edinburgh for over 900 years, although the present structure that we see today can trace its roots back to the 14th century.

Due to its central location on The Royal Mile, St. Giles has become a popular tourist attraction and is an ideal stop-off point between excursions to the palace and the castle.

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Free Places to Visit Lothians Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Prestongrange Museum in East Lothian

Prestongrange in the coastal village of Prestonpans is a free-to-visit outdoor museum that showcases East Lothian’s rich industrial heritage.

The museum aims to educate visitors about the 800-years of industrial activity that left its mark on the area, from the almost-vanished harbour to the long-abandoned colliery.

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Dean Village in Edinburgh

If you were to follow the Water of Leith through Edinburgh you’d eventually arrive at one of the most beautiful areas in the entire city – the tranquil green oasis known as Dean Village.

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The Complete Guide to Visiting The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh

While the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery are easily accessible from the city centre, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located slightly further afield to the west of Dean Village, so it’s a little bit inaccessible to unfamiliar visitors.

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Historic Places to visit Lothians

The Complete Guide to Visiting Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian

Linlithgow Palace is located in the quaint West Lothian market town of Linlithgow, more-or-less halfway between the cities of Stirling and Edinburgh.

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Highlands and Islands Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Wick Heritage Museum in the North Highlands

I wonder how many people decide they’re going to drive the North Coast 500 and add a visit to the far-north Scottish town of Wick to the top of their ‘things-to-do’ itinerary? Not many I bet.

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Edinburgh Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting John Knox House in Edinburgh

Before moving to Scotland I have to admit I couldn’t really care less about history, and it’s fair to say it was my most hated subject at school. It seems strange to me then that I’ve developed a bit of a fascination with Scotland’s past now that I’m older, especially in my new home city of Edinburgh.

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The Complete Guide to Visiting Bonawe Iron Furnace in Argyll

Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace is one of those attractions you’d probably never visit if you weren’t a Historic Environment Scotland (HES) member (see the link further down the page for a bargain temporary membership offer), mainly due to the fact that it’s located pretty much in the middle of nowhere.

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City Places to Visit Edinburgh Free Places to Visit Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting The Museum on the Mound in Edinburgh

If you’re stuck for ideas for things to do while you’re in the centre of Edinburgh you could do a lot worse than pop into the Museum on the Mound, one of the few museums in the world that’s dedicated to the one thing none of us ever have enough of – money.

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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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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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The Complete Guide to Visiting The McManus Museum in Dundee

The McManus museum and art gallery in Dundee is one of the city’s foremost tourist attractions, and it’s most notable for the beautiful building that houses the fascinating collections exploring the fields of fine art, natural history, modern industry, the local landscape and more.