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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 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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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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Free Places to Visit Grampian Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Braemar in the Scottish Highlands

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.

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Free Places to Visit Highlands and Islands Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Ben Ledi in the Scottish Highlands

Ben Ledi is an 879-metre high mountain in the lower Scottish Highlands. It can be found 5 miles north-west of the popular country village of Callander in the Trossachs National Park.

The Trossachs are famous not just for their mountain ranges but also for their lochs which include the mighty Loch Lomond – one of the most scenic bodies of water in the United Kingdom.

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Free Places to Visit Highlands and Islands Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Muir of Dinnet in The Highlands

The Muir of Dinnet is a national nature reserve located on the eastern border of the Cairngorms national park in the Scottish Highlands.

The reserve features a wealth of different habitats including heath, woodland and wetland, but it’s perhaps best known for ‘the vat’, a natural gorge formed by glaciers over 10,000 years ago.

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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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Free Places to Visit Outdoor Places to Visit Western Isles

The Complete Guide to Visiting The Isle of Jura

Just like the Isle of Eigg, the Isle of Jura is often considered to be one of the wildest and hardest-to-reach places on the west coast of Scotland – even though it’s only 60 miles from Glasgow as the crow flies.

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Central Scotland Free Places to Visit Historic Places to visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Culross in Fife

The historic village of Culross is situated on the banks of the Firth of Forth where it overlooks the petrochemical works of Grangemouth to the south and the Longannet power station to the west.

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Free Places to Visit Historic Places to visit Lothians Outdoor Places to Visit

The Complete Guide to Visiting Dunbar Harbour in East Lothian

The quaint coastal town of Dunbar is located just 30 miles east of Edinburgh on a stretch of coastline that’s famed for being one of the most scenic in Scotland.

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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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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.