Category: Things To Do

Glasgow’s Merchant City

November 10, 2014

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Glasgow’s Merchant City. Photo courtesy of Bob Hall via Flickr.

One of the city’s oldest and most vibrant quarters, Glasgow’s Merchant City takes its name from the tobacco, sugar and tea merchants that populated the area during the 1750s and many of their grand Victorian houses still line the streets. Today, the historic district remains among the city’s most fashionable, a vibrant hub of bars, restaurants and art galleries at the heart of Glasgow’s cultural quarter.

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Hiking Around Inverness

October 28, 2014

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Hiking around Inverness

The wild and rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands have long been hailed as hallowed territory by adventurous hikers, but for those with limited time, there are also ample opportunities for hiking around Inverness.

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Glasgow, the Curry Capital of Britain

October 13, 2014

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Glasgow, the curry capital of Britain

It might be thousands of kilometers away from India, but the UK has long nurtured a love affair with Indian food and the ubiquitous curry has been adopted as one of Britain’s most popular dishes. From tucking into a vindaloo on Manchester’s Curry Mile to sampling a rogan josh on London’s Brick Lane, there are a number of famous spots to enjoy Indian cuisine in the UK, but the top destination for curry lovers has to be Glasgow, the Curry Capital of Britain.

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Things to Do in Winter in Glasgow

October 1, 2014

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Winter in Glasgow. Photo courtesy of baaker2009 via Flickr.

With freezing temperatures and fewer daylight hours, winter might not be the best time for sightseeing, but there are still plenty of things to do in winter in Glasgow. Here are a few ideas.

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Free Things to Do in Inverness

September 29, 2014

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You can’t explore the Scottish Highlands without a visit to its atmospheric capital, but a visit to Inverness doesn’t have to break the bank. From discovering the legend of the Loch Ness monster to hiking along the coast, here are some ideas for free things to do in Inverness.

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A Journey Aboard Scotland’s Jacobite Steam Train

September 17, 2014

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The bustling port of Mallaig

There’s a reason the Jacobite Steam Train was chosen to portray the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. The movie makers know what they’re doing when it comes to scenery. The route is lined with jaw-dropping vistas — waterfalls plunging from tall mountain peaks, heather-strewn moors hugging the edges of lochs, and hills swathed with trees in endless shades of green. It’s no wonder that this 84-mile journey from Fort William to Mallaig has been voted by Wanderlust magazine readers as the one of the greatest railway journeys in the world.

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