Category: Things To Do

How to Spend One Day in Stirling

September 28, 2015

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Stirling, Scotland

Equidistance from Scotland’s two main cities, the historic town of Stirling makes a popular day trip from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, and you can easily take in the highlights with just one day in Stirling.

The star attraction is of course, the mighty Stirling Castle, perched on the hilltop above the town, and you’ll want to leave yourself the whole morning to explore the imposing stronghold, one of Scotland’s biggest and most historically important castles.

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Castles Around Glasgow

September 14, 2015

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Doune Castle, Scotland

From crumbling medieval strongholds to mighty royal fortresses, there are hundreds of castles around Glasgow waiting to be explored, many of which can be visited with a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass. Here are some of the best to add to your itinerary.

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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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