Scotland Travel Guide

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Highland

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Tayside

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Shetland

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Fife

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Dumfries and Galloway

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Central

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Western Isles

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Orkney

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Edinburgh

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  • Scott Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt. Walter Scott I got out of Princes Street Gardens at 8.45am and walked along Princes Street trying to kill some time until the Tourist Centre open (9.00am) so I decided to spend those 15minutes at the Scott Monument which is located just opposite Jenners department store dominating the south...

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  • The Balmoral Hotel

    Edinburgh Hotels

    Two men wearing kilts (or trews) welcome you at the door and an open fire welcomes you in the lobby,...

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  • The Witchery By The Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Restaurants

    The other half of the Secret Garden - visited Hallowe'en 2013 and 2014 and going same day 2015! - please refer other review ! Also from http://thewitchery.com/The-Secret-Garden.html "Is this the prettiest restaurant ever? I think so" -Andrew Lloyd Webber The elegant charms of the Secret Garden are one of the city's best-kept secrets. Hidden down...

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Glasgow

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  • George Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Things to Do

    The City Chambers were designed by William Young in 1880, and was one of the 19th centureies finest public buildings. It took seven years to build and craftsmen were brought from Italy and France to complete the building of this important building. A great deal of extravagence was lavished upon the project and today this can still be seen by...

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  • Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan...

    Glasgow Hotels

    The hotel is situated just 5 minutes walking from Buchanan Bus station and Queen Street train...

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  • The Willow Tea Room

    4 out of 5 stars

    Glasgow Restaurants

    Glasgow’s raison d’être was its shipyards and heavy industry, and it’s a history and heritage that I find really interesting and one of the reasons I enjoy coming here, so it comes as a bit of a shock to me, let alone anyone else, to find myself writing about tea shops, so please bear with me. The reason that I’m writing about the Willow Tearooms...

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Isle of Skye

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  • The Cuiraing

    Isle of Skye Things to Do

    This circular walk takes around three to four hours from Flodigarry on the North east coast of Skye. If you have the time, it's one of the best short walk on Skye. From Flodigarry head south for two hundred metres until you see a track heading south east past Loch Langaig and heading towards the cliff in the distance. On reaching the base of...

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  • Carters Rest Guesthouse

    Isle of Skye Hotels

    Upper Milovaig, Glendale, IV55 8WY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Sea Kayaking Skye

    Isle of Skye Things to Do

    There are many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Skye. One of the most novel ways is however sea kayaking. The coastlines of Skye is very varied and has many scenic areas and wildlife to offer.In the north the Trotternish peninsular offers many sea cliffs and caves. There are sea otters along the coast and in late Spring and Summer you may be...

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Inverness

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  • Fort George

    Inverness Things to Do

    After we were done at Clava Cairns, we still had a few hours and just a short drive to get to our next hotel in Elgin so I looked on our passes and found that Fort George was on the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass. Fort George, named after George II, is located 11 miles from Inverness on a spit of land in the Moray Firth. It was built after the...

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  • Rocpool Reserve

    Inverness Hotels

    For our wedding in July 2009, my father booked 1 week's stay at the Rocpool Reserve and absolutely...

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  • The Mustard Seed

    Inverness Restaurants

    The Mustard Seed is an independent restaurant that has been creating Scottish food the way it should be since 1985. They say they offer a “modern European menu with Highland influences”. I think they do a great job. They source as many ingredients as they can locally. They even sometimes list the name of the farm that has provided your steak and...

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Aberdeen

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  • Brewdog Brewery

    Aberdeen Things to Do

    At one point I almost ended up working for this very inventive & exciting Brewery. They're currently taking the UK by storm with their amazing range of Cask beers. The brewery itself is based in Ellon, about 45 minutes North of Aberdeen, quite easily accessible by car or bus, on an old industrial estate (which they've bought over completely, such...

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  • Skene House Rosemont Hotel

    Aberdeen Hotels

    Skene House Apartments was so nice, an impressive layout , nice bedrooms !, Fantastic and modernised...

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  • Beer Connoisseur's Delight!

    Aberdeen Nightlife

    This tip also relates to my Tip about the Brewdog Brewery based in Ellon, just North of Aberdeen. The Brewdog Aberdeen pub is typical of the general design / atmosphere of Brewdog pubs everywhere, very industrial-style, but very original as well. Knowledgeable bar staff will help you select the right drink if you're not sure, but I suggest just...

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Fort William

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  • Camusnagaul Ferry

    Fort William Transportation

    There are 5 ferries per day (Monday to Saturday only) from Fort William to Camusnagaul. The boats leaves Fort William pier (close to the Crannog restaurant) and takes just 10 minutes to cross the loch.Locals use the ferry for daily needs such as shopping but tourists simply take the ferry out of Fort William and stay on it for its return journey -...

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  • Highland Hotel

    Fort William Hotels

    Me and my boyfriend stayed in the Highland Hotel, which has recently as been bought by the Lochs and...

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  • Mallaig

    Fort William Off The Beaten Path

    A small viilage about an hour away from Fort William, A very scenic road or a very beautiful train journey - best seen from the steam hauled train The Jacobian that runs in the season between the two places.Mallaig has a ferry link to Armadale on the Isle of Skye and the short crossing affords fantastic views of the area,Mallaig is small and has...

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Dunfermline

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  • KNOCKHILL RACING CIRCUIT

    Dunfermline Things to Do

    A couple of miles north of the town is Knockhill race circuit which hosts many top class events throughout the year (Bikes and Cars). Check out their website for details of events. Certain days of the week the track is open to the general public to try their skills at riding their own bike or car. Knockhill is Scotland’s only accredited FIA and MSA...

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  • Garvock House Hotel

    Dunfermline Hotels

    I've never stayed here but had several functions from a small 30th party to a big corporate...

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  • INTERNET ON THE BUS

    Dunfermline Transportation

    DON'T KNOW IF IT IS NORMAL AS I VERY RARELY CATCH A LOCAL BUS, BUT THE SINGLE DECKERS HERE HAD FACILITIES TO CONNECT YOUR LAPTOP TO THE INTERNET, FREE, I ASSUME. JUST GRAB A SEAT AND PLUG YOUR LAPTOP INTO THE CONNECTOR. SINCE I HAVE WRITTEN THIS, MOST BUSES NOW HAVE WIFI.

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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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Oban

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  • Free Parking

    Oban Transportation

    There is a free car park in Oban,situated next to the leisure centre.It is a 5 minute walk from the town centre,but the return journey is uphill.There are signposts on the crainlarach road,and the leisure centre is well signed.Worth using so that you can save some money for the chocolate shop.

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  • Falls Of Lora Hotel

    Oban Hotels

    We've stayed for the last two years and will carry on using it. The staff are friendly and were...

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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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Dundee

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  • curry time!

    Dundee Restaurants

    Clean, bright, modern place. Decent menu, reasonable prices. It's located on a leisure park (cinema, ice rink, hotel, fast food etc), so good access and parking. I had a chicken curry with chili + potatoes, rice, paratha. Very good.

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  • Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa

    Dundee Hotels

    This was a last minute booking but from the minute I swung down off the Tay road bridge into the car...

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  • Verdant Works

    Dundee Things to Do

    In an earlier age man had been the hunter-gathered while women tended to home and family. In Dundee (when nicknamed Juteopolis) a few men still employed their ancient skills of hunting. They manned ships to hunt for whales in the far frozen corners of the earth. Others built the sturdy vessels that could withstand the crunching of ice against the...

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Stornoway

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  • Park Guest House Restaurant

    Stornoway Restaurants

    The Park Guest House house has won Eat Scotland Awards from 2007 to 2012 and deserved everyone. The owners, Roddy and Catherine Afrin, run a first class accommodation. I only ate here, but the whole house looked beautiful. They have been written about in the Taste of Scotland Guide since 1990. They even offer cooking classes, just email them! I...

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  • Cabarfeidh Hotel

    Stornoway Hotels

    Doesnt look much from outside but the rooms are nice. Nice clean modern bathroom Food is...

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  • EAT EARLY

    Stornoway Restaurants

    The Park Guest House house has won Eat Scotland Awards from 2007 to 2012 and deserved everyone. The owners, Roddy and Catherine Afrin, run a first class accommodation. I only ate here, but the whole house looked beautiful. They have been written about in the Taste of Scotland Guide since 1990. They even offer cooking classes, just email them! I ate...

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Ayr

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  • EAT WHERE MY PARENTS GOT MARRIED!

    Ayr Restaurants

    A JD Wetherspoons place in the centre of Ayr. This obviously used to be a church and was actually where my parents got married some 40 years ago!It has a small beer garden at the front which is unusual in Ayr and a nice break from the shopping on a summers day. Its also the only pub in town that I can persuade my mum to go to! They have a pretty...

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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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  • 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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Dumfries

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  • Worth a visit

    Dumfries Restaurants

    We saw it recommended on VT, and tried it for a late lunch pre-ice hockey. It hit the spot. Good food, good service and a picturesque location by river. My lamb burger - it was different and delicious.

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  • Premier Inn Dumfries

    Dumfries Hotels

    Like all these budget chains, the theory is you know what to expect as far as standards are...

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  • Cool!

    Dumfries Restaurants

    I buy a lot of yoghurt from my local farm shop in Fife which is produced at Loch Arthur Farm, close to Dumfries.It's natural, pure yoghurt - nothing in and nothing out. Just perfect. The farm is a charity, providing training and work for people with learning difficulties. I buy the yoghurt because it's wonderful, but knowing the background adds a...

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Inveraray

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  • ~ Braised Beef Cheeks ~

    Inveraray Restaurants

    We had been driving all day and it was time to stop for the evening. We had stopped in Inverarnan looking for a wifi connection so we could book some accommodations. After what seemed to take forever, we finally ended up in Inveraray. The poor vehicle was sucking fumes, desperately needed some petrol. At the petrol station Fergy(Planxty) inquired...

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  • The George Hotel

    Inveraray Hotels

    Moderate Cost with great service. Good pubs and music on Saturday night. Wonderful staff and owners....

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  • ~ A Lone Scottish Guard ~

    Inveraray Things to Do

    Along the western shore of Loch Fyne there is a sidewalk along the edge of the shore. A short distance from the pier there stands a lone Scottish soldier upon memorial stones. Surrounded by a small arrangement of flowers and two trees. This war memorial is dedicated to all those lost in 1914-1919. A second stone (plaque) was added to honor those...

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Ullapool

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  • Ullapool Museum

    Ullapool Things to Do

    The multiaward winning Ullapool Museum and Visitor Centre sits within a former church in West Argyle Street. Built in 1829 the church formed part of a parliamentary initiative to provide places of worship throughout the Highlands. It still retains its furnishings.Display areas include natural history, social history, emigration, fishing, boat...

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  • Royal Hotel

    Ullapool Hotels

    You have to wonder what a hotel is like when the photo gallery on their website only has nature...

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  • Knitwear, how hard can it be

    Ullapool Shopping

    Just last week I went yachting and picked up a boat in Ullapool and my crew being stout of heart but not of cloth went in search of some warming knitwear. They fell upon this shop and thinking serendipity had smiled in their direction, entered in search of some woollen cockle warmers. As we all know wool has the beautiful property of keeping its...

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