The Best 4-star Hotels in Edinburgh
TravelMag » Scotland
by Paul Joseph
2M ago
Hotel options in Edinburgh are in ample supply, with everything from budget guesthouses to the pinnacle of luxury on offer. (Photo: Hapimag Resort  / Courtesy Booking.com) With its atmospheric streets, historical landmarks and an internationally renowned annual comedy and arts festival, Edinburgh is one of the jewels in the UK’s crown. At its busiest during the famous “Fringe” festival, which takes place each August, the city is also a magnet for visitors all year round. If you’re coming to Edinburgh and would like to find somewhere to stay that has a dash of luxury but won’t blow your ..read more
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Editor Picks: The Best Ghost Tours in Edinburgh
TravelMag » Scotland
by Paul Joseph
5M ago
The picturesque, cobbled streets of Edinburgh carry a dark history of torture, body-snatching and witchcraft – all of which can be discovered during a guided ghost tour. (Photo: Auld Reekie Tours / Courtesy GetYourGuide) With the Scottish capital also a major hub for local thespians, the atmospheric setting and believable characters combine to create immersive ghost tours that are hugely popular with visitors to the city. As you make your way through the streets, you’ll frequently glimpse the performers taking their place for an evening of storytelling, preparing to transport you back in tim ..read more
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The Best Loch Ness Tours from Edinburgh
TravelMag » Scotland
by Roisin
5M ago
A large freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness can be explored on a number of guided tours – though none can promise a sighting of the fabled creature said to lurk beneath the water. (Photo: Viator / Courtesy Rabbies Trail Burners) For many who grew up in Scotland, the image of the Loch Ness Monster – or ‘Nessie’ as she is affectionately known – is synonymous with the mystery and traditions of the Highlands. Despite knowing better, both locals and tourists flock here in hope of a glimpse of the fantasy sea creature. Tours to the famous landmark from Edinburgh offer the opportun ..read more
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20 Things to do with Kids in Edinburgh
TravelMag » Scotland
by Paul Joseph
5M ago
The hilly Scottish capital of Edinburgh is a wonderful destination for families, with a huge amount of kid-friendly things to see and do. Visitors outside Edinburgh Castle (Photo: Mario Sánchez Prada via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0) With its medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town dotted with pristine gardens and neoclassical buildings, Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most visually arresting cities. But as well as its picturesque setting, Edinburgh is also packed full of fun and engaging attractions and activities, including many that will captivate little ones of all ages and predilections ..read more
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Searching for an Outlaw on the Rob Roy Way
TravelMag » Scotland
by Paul
5M ago
Named after one of Scotland’s most enigmatic folk heroes, The Rob Roy Way hiking trail connects the town of Drymen, north of Glasgow, to Pitlochry, on the southern edge of the Cairngorms, through some of the Highlands’ more accessible, yet overlooked, territory. But in what way does the trail connect to its eponymous figurehead? Official Rob Roy Way marker (Photo: Paul Stafford for TravelMag.com) Rob Roy MacGregor. It is a name that conjures up images of heroism, chivalry and generosity; of a hirsute warrior in a kilt and sporran standing atop a cliff, his shaggy hair tousled by the wind. He ..read more
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5 of the best Scotland Highland Tours
TravelMag » Scotland
by Paul
5M ago
A multi-day tour of the Scottish Highlands is the only way to fully leave the beaten track and access the remotest and most beautiful regions of the British Isles. (Photo: Getyourguide.com) Edinburgh and Glasgow are fascinating cities, but nowhere will give you as unique a glimpse of the true, traditional Scotland as the Highlands. These remote reaches of the country are filled with stunning scenery at every turn, along with chains of desolate islands, traces of prehistoric civilizations and abundant wildlife. Tours of these places where Gaelic culture thrives are highly recommended and ther ..read more
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Skiing Scotland’s Nevis Range
TravelMag » Scotland
by Paul
5M ago
Britain isn’t particularly well-known for its skiing opportunities. In fact, the majority of the slopes that are navigable by ski or snowboard are indoors or outdoor dry slopes. However, there are a number of pistes in Scotland that open up during the winter months. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we must look to the slopes gracing Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, for one of the best. The Nevis Range Mountain Experience has what is purportedly the only gondola in Britain, and some of the best skiing, with a range of slopes catering to different abilities. Check out this great video from The Ski ..read more
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Editor Picks: Hotels in Stirling
TravelMag » Scotland
by Paul
5M ago
Stirling Castle stands proud watch over the city of Stirling in Scotland. It is one of Scotland’s most effortlessly charming cities, with the mountains of the southern Highlands rising up above the urban area and often dusted with snow in the winter months. Thanks in large part to its centrally-located castle – one of Scotland’s most important – and its network of hilly cobbled streets, Stirling is also one of the best places to visit in Scotland within an hour’s drive of the Central Belt cities of both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Stirling also makes for an excellent stopover on your way further no ..read more
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7 Unique Things to do in and around Ayr
TravelMag » Scotland
by Roisin
5M ago
Ayrshire is not a destination that immediately comes to mind when you think of Scotland. Far from the lush landscapes of the Highlands and the buzzing cities of the central belt, the coastal towns of the region are small in comparison. They are, however,  the perfect place to capture the charm of the Scots. The birthplace of the renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns, Ayr is an unexpected site for culture and, when the sun shines, many Glaswegians flock to its sandy beaches for a taste of seaside life. Ayrshire is both Burns’ birth place and home to sites of inspiration for his literature ..read more
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12 Unique Things to do in Aberdeen
TravelMag » Scotland
by Lizzie Davey
5M ago
Known as the ‘Granite City,’ Aberdeen is a modern port layered with reminders of its lengthy history. Get under the skin of this often misunderstood city by diving into these unique things to do. Robert the Bruce statue in central Aberdeen (Photo: Paul Stafford) Aberdeen is the main hub for the North Sea oil industry in Britain and one could be forgiven for thinking that oil-infrastructure dominates the city. However, that could not be further from the truth. Away from the port, it is a place with a long history that can be seen on the streets, in cultural galleries that rub shoulders with t ..read more
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