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City Places to Visit Edinburgh Free Places to Visit

The Grassmarket in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Grassmarket is a bustling square in the heart of the city’s Old Town. This historic site is surrounded by classic tenement buildings that line the roads along the iconic West Bow and Victoria Street but it’s best known for the lively pubs and restaurants that offer superb outside seating areas.

The Grassmarket is one of the oldest parts of Edinburgh and it was originally used as a marketplace for horses and cattle.

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Food, Culture and History Guided Tours Western Isles

Islay Whisky Distillery Tours – The Ultimate Guide

There are so many things I like about Scotland it’s an almost impossible task to say which is my favourite, but I think if I was pushed I’d put the dramatic mountains of the Cairngorms and the stunning forests of Perthshire at a joint number one, closely followed by the single malt whisky’s.

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City Places to Visit Glasgow

The Complete Guide to Visiting The Glasgow Science Centre

The Glasgow Science Centre is located in the heart of the city on the banks of the River Clyde – more or less opposite the SECC – and it’s widely regarded as one of the top visitor attractions in Scotland.

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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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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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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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City & Heritage Sightseeing Glasgow Guided Tours

A Guide to the Absolute BEST Places to Visit in Glasgow

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Glasgow? The River Clyde perhaps, or maybe shipbuilding, Billy Connolly and summer festivals.

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Central Scotland City Places to Visit Free Places to Visit

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.

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City Places to Visit Free Places to Visit Glasgow

The Complete Guide to Visiting The Hunterian Museum in Glasgow

When you hear the words ‘Museum’ and ‘Glasgow’ I bet the first place that pops into your head is the fantastic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Kelvingrove Park (click the links to read my guides to both attractions).

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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.

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Central Scotland City Places to Visit Free Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting the V&A Gallery in Dundee

Think of Dundee and what springs to mind? Images of Desperate Dan scoffing down a cow pie perhaps (Dundee is home to Scottish publisher DC Thomson), or maybe a big fat dollop of marmalade on your morning toast (Dundee is also the birthplace of the first commercially-made marmalade in Britain).