Guide To Roslin: More Than Just Rosslyn Chapel
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by Graeme
1w ago
If you’re looking for a daytrip from Edinburgh or somewhere to visit after exploring the Borders, then this guide to Roslin is for you. Many have heard of Rosslyn Chapel, attracting thousands of visitors annually thanks to the Da Vinci Code. The carvings inside are fantastic, so I don’t blame anybody for being immediately drawn there. However, most visitors have no idea that Roslin is much more than just a chapel. Only a few minutes away, hidden below the village, is a fascinating little glen. It’s one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, where you can discover hidden castles and stories of forgot ..read more
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12 Things To Do On Mull: A Perfect Scottish Island
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by Graeme
1M ago
It’s Scotland’s fourth largest island, but in my opinion, the Isle of Mull doesn’t get enough attention. No matter what you’re interested in from mountains to whisky, culture to castles, you won’t be short of things to do on Mull. There are even a number of smaller islands and boat trips to visit while on the island. Somehow this spectacular place has managed to fly under many tourist’s radar, but it’s far from an empty wilderness. Around 3000 people call Mull home and many Scots are well aware that this is somewhere worth visiting. While Skye is an Instagrammer’s dream and Arran is “Scotland ..read more
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What To See In Edinburgh Castle
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by Graeme
2M ago
For most tourists to Scotland’s capital city, a visit to Edinburgh Castle is an essential part of their trip. There’s so much to see inside though that it can be a little overwhelming. This isn’t just one building with a neat one way system, it’s an enormous sprawling complex! With millions of visitors every year, it can get pretty crowded in there and easy to miss some of the highlights. Instead of aimlessly wandering around, I’ve put together this list of exactly what to see in Edinburgh Castle. Pay attention as you go and remember that on this rock, you’re walking in the footsteps of Kings ..read more
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Visiting Stirling For Scotland’s Royal Stories
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by Graeme
2M ago
If you’re visiting Stirling, then you can’t miss how pivotal this city has been throughout Scottish history. It’s the gateway to the Highlands, the lynchpin that holds the country together and is packed with stories. Once the luxurious home to the Kings and Queens of Scots, it’s no surprise that many of the best things to do in Stirling have strong, royal connections. Spend a day in Stirling and you’ll find tales of scandalous monarchs, pivotal battles and ghastly ghosts. It’s easy to get to by car or public transport and almost everything worth seeing is in a walkable distance. There’s a cas ..read more
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15 Best Aberdeenshire Castles To Visit
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by Graeme
2M ago
There are over 300 Aberdeenshire Castles, that’s more per acre than anywhere else in Britain. From clifftop fortresses to modified tower-houses and from romantic, war-torn ruins to lavish, luxury homes. No matter what you’re interested in, you’ll find it here. It’s no surprise then that Aberdeenshire is known as Castle Country, but there’s almost too much choice! To make things a little easier for you, I’ve put together a list of my top 15 Aberdeenshire Castles with a story behind each one. Prepare to travel from Aberdeenshire’s rocky coastline, through fertile farmland, right up to its wild ..read more
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Scottish Witch Stories: The Facts & The Fiction
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by Graeme
3M ago
Every Halloween, plenty of children (and adults) across Scotland grab their broomsticks and dress up as witches. Lots of pointy hats, warts, cackling and cauldrons along with a healthy dose of eye of newt. It’s one of the classics costumes, but not so long ago, acting like a Scottish witch was nothing to joke about! Is that what you think of as a witch? The lives of people accused of witchcraft were in real danger as a wave of paranoia swept the nation. Today, we have memorials, local landmarks and plenty of old tales to tell, but where is the line between the truth and films like Hocus Pocus ..read more
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Exploring Loch Awe: The Whole Way Round
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by Graeme
3M ago
More people are visiting Loch Awe every year, or at least stopping for pictures as they drive towards Oban. Very few ever really go exploring Loch Awe and that included me until a few weeks ago. It’s Scotland’s third largest freshwater loch, in an accessible area and with a road the whole way round. So why does nobody talk about it? I was determined to find out exactly what we’ve all been missing by fully exploring the shores of Loch Awe. On the long circular drive, we discovered Loch Awe’s castles, both well-known and hidden, peaceful forests, tales of battles and stories from folklore. In s ..read more
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True Stories Of Outlander Filming Locations
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by Graeme
3M ago
The beauty of Scotland makes it an incredible place for Film & TV and if there’s one show that’s done wonders for Scottish tourism then it’s Outlander. Thousands of viewers have been inspired to visit Scotland, some purely to tour around the Outlander filming locations! There are plenty of places to keep fans busy. Even when Jamie & Claire are exploring France or America, in reality they’re often still somewhere here in Scotland. Over the seasons the crew have racked up dozens of iconic Scottish landmarks in their portrayal of the 18th century. Many of these places have their own stor ..read more
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Incredible Stories Of Cawdor Castle
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by Graeme
4M ago
Exploring a castle has to be high on most people’s list of priorities when visiting Scotland. There’s plenty of options and every single one is packed full of stories, so it can be hard to make a choice. If you like clan history, beautiful surroundings and fascinating legends then you need to visit Cawdor Castle! Still lived in by the Dowager Countess of Cawdor, visitors wander through a genuine home rather than a staged museum. That gives Cawdor Castle a different kind of atmosphere, you might even spot modern comforts like the hidden TV case. However, there are many more interesting reasons ..read more
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Best Places For Autumn In Scotland
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by Graeme
4M ago
While I’m up for going exploring whenever I have a minute, Autumn in Scotland is a pretty special time. The leaves are changing, the weather gets especially moody and wildlife really puts on a show. It’s a time for soups, stews and woolly jumpers, crisp days and roaring fires. Not to mention some big Scottish celebrations on the way like Halloween or St Andrews Day! You’re hardly going to go wrong, no matter where you go, but here’s a rundown of the best things to do and places to visit during autumn in Scotland. Please leave this field empty Never miss a story! Sign up to the Scotland’s Stori ..read more
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