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    Edinburgh

    by solopes Updated Jan 13, 2014

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    I didn't visit much in Scotland, but I enjoyed what I saw.

    Edinburgh took most of our time, and, though being a dark and cold city, it is interesting and easy to see.

    Next time (I hope there will be a next time!), I will try to find something that I missed in this trip: folk dance and a military tattoo.

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    Killin Village Paths

    by thinktink Written Oct 16, 2013

    Walks in and around the Killin area of Perth/Kinross available on a leaflet provided by Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.

    There are spectacular views of the Lochs and Bens of the area and walks for all levels of experience. I took to the gentler walks due to several foot injuries and opted for the walk along the river and loch. It takes approximately 40 mins to complete the mini circuit from the old station car park.

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    Provand´s Lordship

    by lina112 Written Sep 5, 2013

    Opposite to St Mungo Museum stands the Provand's Lordship, the oldest house in Glasgow. Singular Scottish example of civil architecture of the fifteenth century, was erected in 1471 as a hospital chaplain residence of St Nicholas.

    Frente al museo de St Mungo se erige la Provand´s Lordship, la casa mas antigua de Glasgow. Singular ejemplor de arquitectura civil escocesa del siglo XV, fue erigida en 1471 como residencia del capellán del hospital de St Nicholas.

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    Stirling Old Town

    by lina112 Written Sep 5, 2013

    Below the castle, the steep old town with cobblestone streets lined with architectural gems of the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, is clearly different from the modern city. Its growth began when Stirling became royal burgh, and in the XV and XVI lifted most prosperous merchants in it their home.

    Por debajo del castillo, el empinado casco antiguo, con sus calles de adoquines bordeadas de joyas arquitectónicas de los siglos XV y XVII, se distingue con claridad de la ciudad moderna. Su crecimiento empezó cuando Stirling se convirtió en burgo real, y en los siglos XV y XVI los comerciantes más prósperos levantaron en él sus casas.

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    Stirling Castle

    by lina112 Updated Sep 5, 2013

    Stirling Castle was one of the most important fortresses in Scotland during the Middle Ages and is situated on a volcanic outcrop. The current structure was erected and modified between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was the residence of the monarchs Esturado. The great hall and the gatehouse were erected by James IV.

    El Castillo de Stirling fue una de las fortalezas más importantes en Escocia durante la Edad Media y está sita sobre un afloramiento volcánico. La estructura actual fue erigida y modificada entre los siglos XIV y XVI, cuando fue la residencia de los monarcas Esturado. El gran salon y la torre de entrada fueron erigidas por Jacobo IV.

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    Wallace monument

    by lina112 Written Sep 5, 2013

    Completed in 1869 after eight years construction, the 220 feet high Wallace Monument sits prominently on the Abbey Craig two miles north of the city of Stirling itself. It was from this prominent hilltop in 1297 that William Wallace watched the English army approach across Stirling Bridge before leading the Scots into the battle of the same name. The tower was built thanks to a fund raising campaignin the midst of renewed Scottish nationalist sentiment during the nineteenth century.

    Torre situada en la cima del monte Abbey Craig, cerca de Stirling. Conmemora la figura de William Wallace, un soldado escocés del siglo XIII que luchó contra el Rey Eduardo I de Inglaterra en la Guerra de la independencia de Escocia. La torre se construyó gracias a una campaña de recaudación de fondos, en medio de un renovado sentimiento nacionalista escocés durante el siglo XIX. Además de esta subscripción pública, también fue financiado por algunos patronos extranjeros, incluido el líder italiano Giuseppe Garibaldi.

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    Glasgow Necropolis

    by lina112 Written Sep 5, 2013

    The Necropolis has been described as a 'unique representation of Victorian Glasgow, built when Glasgow was the second city of the empire. It reflects the feeling of confidence and wealth and security of that time. Over the years since then, some 50,000 people have been buried at the Necropolis, in around 3,500 tombs that extend anything up to 14 feet below the ground and which, on the rocky upper parts of the Necropolis, had to be excavated with the aid of blasting powder.

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    High Street

    by lina112 Written Sep 1, 2013

    Is a pedestrian street that cross the town center of Fort William and connected to a pedestrian underpass to the train and bus station. There are shops, restaurants, hotels where you can find all that you need. The Tourist Information Centre is also found at the High Street, at the Cameron Place.

    Es la calle peatonal que cruza todo el centro de Fort William y a que conecta a la vez con una pasarela subterranea desde la estación de tren y autobus. La calle está plagada de tiendas, restaurantes, hotes. La oficina de turismo se encuentra en Cameron Place situada en la misma calle.

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    Crannong Cruise

    by lina112 Written Sep 1, 2013

    We asked in the tourist information in Fort William for a cruise from there and Crannog was the one. Crannog Cruises offers a 90 minutes cruise of Loch Linnhe from the town pier. We went on a cloudy day but the wheater got well and it was a pleasant cruise. We enjoyed the most unique views of the southern slopes of Ben Nevis, and we passed a farm salmon and mussels. But the best part of the cruise it was see the seals resting in a small island on the way back to the pier. It cost 12.50 pounds per person.

    Crannog Cruises ofrecen un crucero de hora y media a lo largo del lago Linnhe. El día estaba nublado pero mejoro a lo largo del viaje. Lo mejor son las vistas que ofrece el monte Ben Navis, los criaderos de mejillones y salmon y lo mejor de todos el pequeño islote con focas las cuales estaban descansando.

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    Glasgow Cathedral

    by lina112 Written Aug 31, 2013

    The only cathedral in the Scottish mainland that survived intact to the destructive Reform is an example of Scottish Gothic architecture since much of dates from century XV. The most evocative part is the forest of pillars around the tomb of St Mungo and the nearby necropolis.

    La única catedral del territorio continental escoces que sobrevivió intacta a la destructiva Reforma es un ejemplo de la arquitectura gótica escocesa pues gran parte data del siglo XV. La parte mas evocadora es el bosque de pilares alrededor de la tumba de san mungo y la vecina necropolis.

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    Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

    by lina112 Written Aug 31, 2013

    Kelvingrove is the most visited museum in the UK outside London. Exhibits from natural history to weapons and armor, plus a Spitfire aircraft of the second world war, not to mention the history of Glasgow or the designs of Charles Rennie Macintosh.

    Kelvingrove es el museo más visitado del Reino Unido fuera de Londres. Expone desde historia natural hasta armas y armaduras, ademas de un avión Spitfire de la segunda guerra mundial, sin olvidar la historia de Glasgow o los diseños de Charles Rennie Machintosh.

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    West Highland Museum

    by lina112 Written Aug 31, 2013

    The West Highland Museum is situated in the central square off the High Street in Fort William. It is world famous for its Jacobite collections but also has fine collections of social and local history, archaeology, natural history and geology. Collections of special interest include the Alexander Carmichael Collection, the Goldman Coin Collection and the Charles Hepburn Jacobite Bequest. It has a small, interesting archive and a library for the use of members only. It was founded on 23rd May 1922 by a group of Lochaber people who dreamed of creating, for the public good, 'a museum of and for the West Highlands that would be second to none in the whole country.

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    The Jacobite Steam Train

    by lina112 Written Aug 31, 2013

    I´m a Harry Potter fan and the main reason to go to Fort William was to make the trip in The Jacobite Steam Train that passes through the viaduct glenfinan. The journey begins in fort william where we departed at 10.15, stopped at the station Glenfinan for 15 minutes to visit the station and the museum and then continue to Mallaig where we arrived at midday. We left Mallaig at 1410 and arrived at Fort William at 16.00 pm. This year we have another train service departing at 14.00 from Fort William and Mallaig returns at 18.40.

    Soy fan de Harry Potter y el motivo de ir a Fort William era hacer el viaje en el tren vapor Jacobite. El viaje comienza en fort william donde salimos a las 10.15, paramos en la estacion de Glenfinan durante 15 minutos para visitar la estación y el museo y despues continuamos hasta Mallaig donde llegamos a mediodía. Salimos de Mallaig a las 14.10 y llegamos a Fort William a las 16.00 de la tarde. Este año han puesto otro servicio de tren que sale a las 14.00 de Fort William y regresa de Mallaig a las 18.40.

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    Ben Nevis

    by lina112 Written Aug 31, 2013

    Ben Nevis, the highest of the three peaks at 1344 metres (4409 ft), has one main path, marked clearly on map. On the Glen Nevis Visitor Center you will get all the information about weather and route to climb the ben.

    Ben Nevis es la montaña mas alta de Reino Unido. En el centro de visitantes encontraras toda la información necesaria para hacer escalada o caminar.

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    National Monument

    by lina112 Written Aug 29, 2013

    National Monument was designed to honor those who died in the Napoleonic Wars, but was never finished due to lack of funds. Although the ambitious project only consists of twelve columns, it can be perceived in him a great style air Parthenon in Athens. Although at first the citizens gave him the name of "Edinburgh's Disgrace", nowadays have become a very popular remains.

    Fue diseñado para homenajear a los caídos en las Guerras Napoleónicas, pero nunca se vio terminado por la falta de fondos. Aunque el ambicioso proyecto sólo consta de doce columnas, se puede percibir en él un aire grandioso al estilo del Partenón de Atenas. Aunque en un principio los ciudadanos le pusieron el nombre de "la vergüenza de Edimburgo", hoy en día se han convertido en unos restos muy apreciados.

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