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Glasgow

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Oban

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191,387,55

Island of Mull

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137,346,1

Ayr

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160,258,66

Inveraray

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57,134,7

Loch Lomond

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91,276,1

Islay

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59,150,0

Paisley

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26,48,8

Arrochar

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7,11,5

Kilmartin

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39,165,0

Tobermory

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22,37,0

Kilmarnock

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13,39,10

Troon

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6,13,9

Prestwick

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5,10,21

Crinan

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8,29,0

Glasgow

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  • Necropolis

    Glasgow Things to Do

    The Necropolis is located behind the Cathedral. The foot bridge to access it is just to the right of the Cathedral, and it's definitely worth the visit. Some of the monuments you will find there are incredibly impressive and the place is huge. Though I would describe Glasgow as a city with incredible views, it's nice to get a glimpse of the city...

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  • Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens

    Glasgow Hotels

    One Devonshire Gardens is a class of its own.Fabulous rooms with four poster beds,tubs you could...

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  • The Willow Tea Room

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Restaurants

    I had heard about the Willow Tea Rooms from the book "1000 Places to See Before You Die". It is one of the many building's designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and is worth the visit. Went to the original building on Sauchiehall and sat in the Room De Luxe when we went for breakfast, and it was worth the visit. The room is not very large, but...

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Oban

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  • Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary

    Oban Things to Do

    On a rainy day as we drove from Oban to the Kyle of Lochalsh we dropped into the watery world of The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary 10 miles north of Oban. Fortunately most of it is under a roof so it is possible to watch the creatures of the deep while remaining dry.The Centre nestles among the pine trees on the shores of Loch Creran - one of the most...

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  • Queen's Hotel

    Oban Hotels

    We stayed for a night in Oban as part of a packaged tour. Maybe we were "2nd class" tourists and the...

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  • Oban

    Oban Things to Do

    Oban exists in its sheltered bay because of the sea. It is the main ferry terminus for Mull, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree and Lismore; and there are also sailings from here to Barra and South Uist in the Western Isles. Oban is also the centre for the west coast sailing scene. On West Highland Week a series of yacht races take place here. A marina on...

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Island of Mull

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  • Routes To Mull

    Island of Mull Transportation

    The three ferry routes to Mull are: Oban to Craignure Lochaline to Fishnish Kilchoan to Tobermory.We opted for the small ferry and 15 min. crossing from Lochaline. Ok so it takes longer to get to Lochaline but you don't have to book this ferry in advance, which you do if you want to depart from Oban. We didn't want to be tied to a particular time,...

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  • Seaview Bed & Breakfast

    Island of Mull Hotels

    A pleasant stay. Not much to do in Fionnphort but enjoy the scenery around you. The drive to...

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  • Local Seafood

    Island of Mull Restaurants

    2013.This is now a cafe, no longer a seafood place.I'm afraid we didn't actually eat here (I was feeling decidedly scruffy after a few days free-camping and had no decent clean clothes fit for a restaurant) but I liked the look of the place.This restaurant was taken over as a new enterprise by a fishing family last year and specialises in whatever...

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Ayr

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  • Culzean Castle and Park

    Ayr Things to Do

    Culzean Country Park established in 1969 formed the first in Scotland. It is a leading example of a Picturesque Landscape. The movement was essentially Romantic and was concerned with the emotional response to landscape. Its aim was to recreate the 'sublime' in nature by deliberately contrasting structures with variation and surprise. In this...

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  • Fairfield House Hotel

    Ayr Hotels

    Several of our wedding party stayed at this hotel, spending a lot of time and money on the premises....

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  • Crossraguel Abbey

    Ayr Things to Do

    The ruins of this Ayrshire abbey in verdant countryside are atmospheric to say the least and well worth a visit. One minute you can be walking through a part of the abbey as the monks would have seen it, and the next forward in time to the shell of the church open to the sky.The abbey is extensive and in parts well-preserved. You can wander around...

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Inveraray

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  • GASTROPUB AND GREAT BAR

    Inveraray Restaurants

    I came across this really cool gastropub, bar, beer garden when I was having a very long day. My satnav in my car had taken me the worn way and I had to drive over 400 miles in 11 day instead of 200. On top of that there were signs north of Inverary telling me the road would close in about 1 hour. I was driving south! When I walked into the George...

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  • Loch Fyne Hotel

    Inveraray Hotels

    5 days,4 nights,breakfast and dinner ?99 per person. Food excellent.Swimming...

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  • Guided tour to Inveraray

    Inveraray Favorites

    I visited Scotland in February, and I expected it to be very cold, with snow and stormy weather. Advise on VT confirmed this, and so I decided that I rather did not want to rely too much on public transport which could easily be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather conditions. On the other hand I wanted to get out of Edinburgh and, during my ten...

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Loch Lomond

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  • Near the Rest & Be Thankful

    Loch Lomond Things to Do

    Still within 10 miles of Loch Lomond and less than 2 miles from the Rest and Be Thankful is a car park on the A83 where the road takes a wide bend at the bottom of Glen Kinglas. Like the Rest and be Thankful this car park has amazing views (but no burger van). There is an old bridge which is only used for foot traffic and is a good frame for...

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  • Drymen bed and breakfast Apartments

    Loch Lomond Hotels

    Main Street, Drymen, Loch Lomond, G630BQ, Scotland

  • Rest & Be Thankful

    Loch Lomond Things to Do

    "Rest & be Thankful" were the words inscribed on a stone by soldiers who built the original road through Glen Croe in 1753. There is now a new road which runs higher up the hillside but the old military road still exists for use by farmers and for emergency use when the high road is blocked by landslides. The "Rest" is actually just a car park with...

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Islay

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  • Fly to Glenegedale airport

    Islay Transportation

    The airport on Islay is operted by Highlands & Islands airports andy is called Glenegedale with international airport code ILY.It is between Port Ellen and Bowmore, about 5 miles from either.It is well served by a Loganair operated FlyBe flight twice a day from Glasgow GLA, www.flybe.com and if booked 4 weeks or more in advance costs from about £41...

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  • Local pots make good

    Islay Shopping

    Well - I started shopping on the internet. After all there MUST be shopping on a 20 by 25 mile island ;) And there was indeed!.A Google search for Islay revealed several options including the website for Persabus. An inquiry about the bowls they showed on their website led to an email exchange where they said they would have the bowls ready for me...

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  • Everything Islay!

    Islay Shopping

    Here you will find books about and maps of Islay, jeweltry based on local designs, glassware, local crafts using historical images as well as some local woolens. It's just about as "one-stop" as you can get -- they even carry a small sample of Persabus pottery! Whatever you prefer!I bought a "stained-glass" round seal of Islay for hanging in a...

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Paisley

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  • Paisley Abbey

    Paisley Things to Do

    Paisley Abbey squats in the centre of the town. A large building 279 feet long its square tower is unadorned with a spire, which makes it lower for its size than many church building. Nevertheless it is visible from most areas of the town. Paisley Abbey founded in 1163 began life as a Priory of the Cluniac Order. The founder, Walter Fitzalan, was...

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  • Premier Inn Glasgow Airport

    Paisley Hotels

    I have found the Premier Travel Inns to be reliable and clean budget accomodations. This one is no...

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  • Paisley Museum and Art Gallery

    Paisley Things to Do

    The 1871 Paisley Museum & Art Gallery building is an outstanding example of Victorian architecture and a fitting monument to the former wealth of the town. Its exhibitions contain a sculpture gallery, ceramics, an Egyptian section, and an art gallery. A social history displays draws on photography held in its huge archive. It also has a gallery on...

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Arrochar

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  • Visitor Centre

    Arrochar Things to Do

    A couple of miles west of Arrochar is a Visitor Centre. Here you will find lots of useful information about the surrounding countryside. They organise walks, tours, cycle routes, even badger watches. There are a whole load of leaflets to pick up, informing you of interesting places to visit. Definitely a useful place to call at.Open April to...

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  • Glenapp Castle

    Arrochar Hotels

    Ballantrae, Arrochar, SC KA26

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Boating and Fishing

    Arrochar Things to Do

    Loch Long is an excellent place for boating and fishing. Boats can be hired from the camping sites as well as in Arrochar. From the sites you can travel north to Arrochar, straight across the loch or southwards, forever seeking out good fishing grounds. If you see a boat stopped in one particular place your immediate reaction is that there must be...

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Kilmartin

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  • research family ghosts

    Kilmartin Off The Beaten Path

    loved this website ,you feel the love n passion gone into it. With over 5000 years of human history can be traced across the Kilmartin valley. At least 350 ancient monuments, of which 150 are prehistoric, lie within six miles of the quiet village of Kilmartin. Of particular interest are the earlier prehistoric monuments: chambered cairns, round...

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  • KILMARTIN crowning site for pictish...

    Kilmartin Things to Do

    Another parish in this beautiful part of the mull of kintye this one speaks of an ancient at rich past.

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  • Eat in or take away

    Kilmartin Restaurants

    The Melfort Mermaid is a popular restaurant not only for people staying in the self catering houses but also with other customers who find themselves in this remote spot. The restaurant has a large deck area where you can relax over a drink and ponder with the menu before deciding if you should eat in or takeaway. I found their menu a bit...

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Tobermory

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  • Torosay Castle

    Tobermory Things to Do

    Update (May 2014): Sadly, Torosay Castle is now closed to the public, having been sold by the family in 2012.Torosay is not actually in Tobermory, but it's only about 40 minutes away by car, and is just over a mile from the ferry terminal in Craignure.It's more of a Victorian country home than a castle as such - it's only about 150 years old,...

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  • Old Byre Heritage Centre

    Tobermory Things to Do

    If you can brave the narrow roads for 8 miles or so to drive (or cycle) from Tobermory to Dervaig, you can visit the Old Byre Heritage Centre.Downstairs is a tea-room and shop, with a children's play area outside. The children's play area in the barn is painted with a representation of Tobermory harbour. We can recommend the cloutie dumpling, but...

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  • Duart Castle

    Tobermory Things to Do

    Duart Castle is not in Tobermory, but close to the ferry terminal in Craignure - you get a wonderful view of it from the ferry. Unlike nearby Torosay Castle, this one is a genuine medieval castle, but it was restored in 1912 by Sir Fitzroy Maclean, chief of the Clan Maclean. The keep was built in the fourteenth century.Among the rooms open to...

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Kilmarnock

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  • Dundonald Castle

    Kilmarnock Things to Do

    After a visit in 1773, Dr Johnson the famous diarist wrote of Dundonald Castle: "Though of considerable size, we could not, by any power of imagination, figure it as having been suitable habitation for majesty". While being Robert II's favourite home and used by Robert III, it is certainly not in any way homely. The massive tower house, which...

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  • Fenwick Hotel

    Kilmarnock Hotels

    Junction 8 M77,Fenwick Village, Fenwick Village, K

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Rowallan Castle

    Kilmarnock Things to Do

    We received an invitation from Historic Scotland to take part in one of the guided summer tours of Rowallan Castle held in July. Curious about this hidden gem we went along. We met up at the restaurant of Dean Castle Park in Kilmarnock with the guide. Having time for a cuppa we relaxed until the bus taking us the short distance between castles...

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Troon

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  • Old Loans Inn

    Troon Restaurants

    The Old Loans Inn has a popular bar & restaurant as well as accomodation. This place is more expensive than anywhere I normally go but my parents had been previously and suggested it for a recent family birthday. Its had great reviews and we certainly weren't disappointed. The food was delicious, service good & I liked the style of the restaurant....

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  • Piersland House Hotel

    Troon Hotels

    Had a meal with 3 other persons on 22nd june 2011.Went down with food poisoning 4 hours later.Spoke...

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  • A "home-made" taste

    Troon Restaurants

    This place is so gorgeous inside, with an old time feel. The little round tables, the chairs decorated with the restaurant's "V", the little booths...There is now a restaurant upstairs, and the ground floor is more of a cafe for tourists to stop, regulars to come with all the family to enjoy a traditional breakfast or a mug of hot chocolate.I must...

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Prestwick

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  • Elliots

    Prestwick Restaurants

    This place is generally a bit more expensive than I would normally go to but they have a great weeknight supper deal which I often take advantage of. All items on the supper menu are £5.95 between 5-6.30pm and the food is delicious. The restaurant has a nice ambience and a glass fronted area which is great on a sunny day. Normally the prices here...

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  • Parkstone

    Prestwick Hotels

    6-8 Ardayre Rd, Ayrshire, KA9 1QN,, Prestwick, KA9 1QN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • sarnies & smoothies

    Prestwick Restaurants

    Just discovered this place on Prestwick High Street. A sunny little cafe that does sit in or take away. Lots of breakfast options as well as meals, baked potatoes, baguettes etc, soup and smoothies. I had a chicken & cheese baguette which came with tortilla chips and a salad & really enjoyed it

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Crinan

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  • On the Dry side of Crinan

    Crinan Things to Do

    The little fishing village of Crinan dates back three hundred and fifty years, far preceding the construction of the canal. You really do get a feeling of a freshly painted little place, so clean and inviting with cool whites and dramatic blacks and lots of lovely details. I particularly liked the twin 'reds' of the phone box and letter box, both...

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  • Looking across from Loch Crinan

    Crinan Things to Do

    Maybe it was the sunny weather, but the views from the pier at Loch Crinan, looking over towards the Sound of Jura, were a magical sight. The colours of the sea, sky and landscape were a sight for sore eyes. When we returned home I checked a map of this area, apart from the village of Kilmartin, the land to the west is totally desolate of buildings...

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  • Arriving at Crinan

    Crinan Things to Do

    The Crinan Canal is known as Britain's most beautiful shortcut. At only nine miles long the canal links Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with the Sound of Jura at Crinan Loch creating a pathway for ships through the Kintyre Peninsular on the way to the magical Western Isles. Opened in 1801, construction began in 1794, over budget and two years late. The...

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    Feb 9, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    I strongly disagree with the opinion of the contributor who stated that there were no real tourist attractions in Glasgow,........ I've recently written two Travelogues on The new Riverside Transport Museum and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the latter is a big tourist attraction, especially with Americans/Canadians. I've lost count of the number of times, when I drove the city buses for over twenty years , I was asked if they were boarding the right bus at George Square, and "could I give them a shout when we reached the Kelvin hall and Art Galleries", they would then disappear upstairs, and most of the time it was unnecessary for me to call them down from the top deck, when the bus rounded the corner, gasps of excitement drifted downstairs when they suddenly spotted the unique sandstone architecture, something they don't have in North America!

    Just recently, I was walking back from the Riverside Transport Museum on a Saturday morning, the Museum was becoming very busy when I left, and a Chinese family stopped to ask me directions to the museum, although it's well-signposted, I surmised they didn't read English too well, so I put them on the right track.

    Maybe the correspondent who expressed a negative opinion does not know about these attractions, and might want to read reports on my webpages, incidentally, admission to both is free!

    Benny,

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