The Union Canal in Edinburgh opened in 1822 and was originally built to transport coal from Falkirk to the capital city, but it is now mainly used by leisure craft.
The footpath and cycleway that runs alongside the Union Canal joins the Water of Leith. It is part of the Sustrans route 75 which ends in Gourock, 30 miles west of Glasgow.
The Falls of Dochart are a series of waterfalls on the River Dochart in the village of Killin, Perthshire.
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Leith is a historic district of Edinburgh that centres around the Water of Leith, Leith harbour, and the restaurant-packed Shore.
The district has a rich maritime history but it is now a popular tourist destination thanks to its combination of trendy bars, award winning restaurants, superb shopping areas and attractions including the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Braemar is a small village in Aberdeenshire that is located near the River Dee. The village is a popular tourist destination due to the number of outdoor activities on offer with hikers using the village as a base to explore Glen Tilt, Glen Dee, Glen Derry and Glen Feshie.
The annual Highland Games Gathering is held in Braemar on the first Saturday in September and is traditionally attended by members of the British royal family.
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.
I’m going to start this guide with a confession. The first time I visited Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum I left without visiting the park. Not because I didn’t have time but because I didn’t even know it was there.
One of the highlights of visiting Glasgow is heading down to the River Clyde and having a look around The Tall Ship, the 19th-century sailing ship moored alongside Pointhouse Quay.
This impressive example of Scotland’s world-leading engineering skills lifts boats over 115 feet into the air between the Forth & Clyde and Union canals, and since opening in 2002 it’s seen over 1.5 million people take a boat trip on this extraordinary lift.
Edinburgh hosts 12 major cultural events each year including The Fringe (the world’s biggest arts festival) and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (one of the biggest street parties in the world). Edinburgh is also a UNESCO City of Literature and the city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Scotland is a country where the best things in life really are free, especially when it comes to world-famous attractions like Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Glasgow Cathedral, The Quiraing on Skye, and Ben Nevis in the Highlands.
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The Birks of Aberfeldy, located near the town of Aberfeldy in Perthshire, offers a beautiful short walk that takes visitors on a circular route through mature woodland that’s covered this part of Central Scotland for over 8000 years.
While many visitors come to Callander each year to use it as a base from which to explore Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, other visitors come for the walks that run throughout this incredibly scenic part of Scotland, with the Callander Crags, Rob Roy Way and Bracklinn Falls walks amongst the most popular hiking trails in the area.