Category: Things To Do

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scotland’s Most Famous Architect

July 6, 2015

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Born in Glasgow in 1868 and responsible for many of the city’s most striking buildings, Charles Rennie Mackintosh is deserving of his title of Scotland’s most famous architect, with a host of iconic buildings to his name. Glaswegians are rightly proud of their homegrown talent, who belied his humble beginnings to become one of the city’s most prominent architects, creating a unique style influenced by both the city’s industrial backdrop and Japanese-style decoration – credited as Scotland’s first Art Nouveau designs.

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Summer in Inverness

June 15, 2015

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Summer in Inverness

With access to some of the best hiking in Scotland and a host of seasonal festivities, there’s no end of things to do in summer in Inverness; the Highlands capital is at its best when the sun is shining. Summer is the ideal time to explore the outdoors, so opt for a boat or cycling tour of Loch Ness, go hiking around Inverness or take a day trip to the historic Orkney Islands or ruggedly beautiful Isle of Skye.

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Must Visit Attractions Outside of Edinburgh and Glasgow

June 4, 2015

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Stirling Castle, Scotland

From Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Glasgow’s famous shopping district, Scotland’s top cities have no end of must-visit attractions, but don’t forget the many amazing places to visit elsewhere in Scotland. Whether you want to explore the rugged Scottish Highlands or tour a historic royal castle; be sure to include in your itinerary these 5 must-visit attractions outside of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Things to Do in Glasgow With Kids

June 1, 2015

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Loch Lomond, Glasgow

With plenty of family attractions, interactive museums and green spaces, Scotland’s second city makes an action-packed destination for a family vacation; there are plenty of things to do in Glasgow with kids.

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Outlander Sites in Scotland

May 18, 2015

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Doune Castle, one of Scotland's Outlander film sites

With its unique blend of time-travel, historic fiction and period drama romance, hit TV show Outlander is fast becoming Scotland’s most popular export, and the rugged on-screen landscapes are as captivating as the characters themselves. Filmed in historic towns, imposing fortresses and stately homes all around the country, it’s easy to see why producer Ronald Moore calls Outlander ‘a love letter to Scotland’. In fact, the TV show has become so popular that fans can now take a tour of the most famous Outlander sites in Scotland and it’s a dramatic journey taking travelers from the forgotten corners of the Scottish Highlands to the grand castles of the Kingdom of Fife.

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8 Things to Do in Glasgow this Summer

May 4, 2015

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Loch Lomond, Scotland

Most visitors make a beeline for Edinburgh in August, but for those looking to escape the festival crowds, there’s also plenty to do over the summer months in Scotland’s second city. Whether you want to party at a music festival or chill out in the park – here are 8 ideas for things to do in Glasgow this summer.

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