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  • Arthur's Seat

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. The hill itself rises above the city to a height of 250m. It provides excellent panoramic views of the city. Many claim that its name is derived from the myriad legends pertaining to King Arthur, You can watch my 3 min 01 sec Video Edinburgh Arthur's Se

  • 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,...

  • Deacon Brodie's Tavern

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Restaurants

    Located on the Royal Mile just a few minutes from Castle Hill this fine looking pub/restaurant is the one of the best places to eat if your looking for great food at a reasonable price with relaxed friendly surroundings and great decor.A good varied menu from local dishes to international and a fine selection of ales and wines.Snack and have a...



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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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Culloden Battlefield

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Inverness Things to Do

    This is where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobites were soundly defeated by the king’s forces. The museum has an ‘immersion room’ that really gives a sense of what the fighting was like. You stand in the middle of the room while floor to ceiling 3D screens on all four sides of the room play battle scenes with sound effects. When cannons fire on one...

  • Rocpool Reserve

    Inverness Hotels

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

  • Inverness Is For The Birds

    Inverness Favorites

    While relaxing along the River Ness, we came across some interesting birds who didn't seem to mind hanging around in close proximity to us. One bird, a black headed gull, landed right in front of our bench. I've heard these birds tend to be rather aggressive, but this one seemed in a good mood and happy to pose for us. A stork also dropped by to...



See all 491 Aberdeen Tips
  • Crathes Castle

    Aberdeen Things to Do

    This fairytale castle is a superb example of a 16th-century four-storey defensive granite tower. The lower storeys with their thick walls and narrow windows still have their defensive appearance. The upper stories with their corbelling, gargoyles and turrets add the fairytale element.The Burnett family built the castle following the gifting of...

  • Skene House Rosemont Hotel

    Aberdeen Hotels

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

  • Maritime Museum

    Aberdeen Things to Do

    Shiprow winds its cobbled way down from Castlegate to the north side of Aberdeen harbour. Just off this steep road is the strikingly modern glass facade of the Maritime Museum. It combines a modern airy museum with Aberdeen’s oldest surviving building, that of Old Provost Ross’s House with its labyrinthine corridors, low doorways and small rooms.On...


Isle of Skye

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  • Midges and locals

    Isle of Skye Warnings and Dangers

    I live here though am not from here. Folks joke about midges but they are no laughing matter. Make sure you get decent repellent and that means some with a good percentage of DEET in it. Avoid folk remedy rubbish made from distilled myrtle oil etc - they read good on the labels but don't work. If you are camping make sure you have fine mesh on your...

  • Carters Rest Guesthouse

    Isle of Skye Hotels

    Upper Milovaig, Glendale, IV55 8WY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Isle of Skye Things to Do

    On a trip up the West Coast of Scotland we stayed two nights at Kyle of Lochalsh. A must see here is Eilean Donan Castle - perhaps the most photographed in the world. With my camera ready we made it our first port of call after booking in to our bed and breakfast establishment.The castle stands on Loch Duich eight miles from Kyle of Lochalsh near...


Fort William

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  • One of the Great Railway Journeys in the...

    Fort William Things to Do

    Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world the 84 mile round trip from Fort William to Mallaig takes in a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig. It passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar...

  • Highland Hotel

    Fort William Hotels

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

  • The West Highland Museum

    Fort William Things to Do

    This is a small museum, which aims to 'record, preserve and interpret items of significance and historical interest to the West Highland area', quite an ambitious aim for a museum of its size. Founded in 1922, it is one of the oldest local museums in the Highlands.Downstairs, the room called 'The Governor's Office' has the panelling from the office...



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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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Fairfield House Hotel

    Ayr Hotels

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

  • 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...


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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...



See all 81 Ullapool Tips
  • 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...

  • Royal Hotel

    Ullapool Hotels

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

  • 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...



See all 255 Stirling Tips
  • Stirling Castle

    Stirling Things to Do

    Stirling Castle is a national monument managed by the Historic Scotland agency. A fortress, garrison, king’s home, and a parliament during its lifespan, it played an important part in Scotland’s history.Standing atop a volcanic crag, a strong defensive position surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, it looms impressively against the skyline. As...

  • Castlecroft

    Stirling Hotels

    I really enjoyed the one night we stayed here and would have liked to have stayed longer. Room was...

  • Wallace's Monument

    Stirling Things to Do

    Completed in 1869 after 8-years construction, the 220-feet high Wallace Monument sits prominently on the Abbey Craig 2-miles north of the city of Stirling. From this prominent hilltop in 1297 William Wallace surveyed the English army’s approach across Stirling Bridge before leading the Scots into battle and victory. It forms a fitting, and...



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  • The Atholl Country Life Museum

    Pitlochry Things to Do

    This museum gives a vivid reality to Highland country life in the Atholl area using facts, historical photos and stories set in imaginative displays. The Scottish Highlanders are the remnant of the Celtic race, which remained mainly untouched by Roman and Saxon invasion so this museum is about a unique people. Clanship and tartan go beyond the...

  • Atholl Villa

    Pitlochry Hotels

    The Atholl Villa is located on the eastern side of Atholl Road opposite the Tourist Information...

  • Pass of Killiecrankie

    Pitlochry Things to Do

    The Pass of Killiecrankie offers a splendid walk beside the River Garry through spectacular oak and mixed deciduous woodland, much admired by Queen Victoria in 1844. The woodland is famous for its autumn colour, with the view along the pass from the Garry Bridge being one of the most photographed in Perthshire. It offers plentiful wildlife. The...



See all 128 Dunfermline Tips
  • High Street dining

    Dunfermline Restaurants

    We general use this place after Callum goes to gymnastics on a Wednesday.The lunchtime specials menu offers good value to the shoppers with slightly smaller portions that a normal main. As I require a gluten free menu, I was impressed with the range of choice available. Callum had his 5th birthday party in here with 14 parents and kids. Staff were...

  • Garvock House Hotel

    Dunfermline Hotels

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

  • The Abbot House / La Casa del Abad

    Dunfermline Things to Do

    The Abbot's house, the "pink house" is the oldest building in Dunfermline, which has survived fires and the passage of timeNow is a cultural heritage center where you can review the history of Dunfermline, arrange visits or take something in their coffee shop I the garden door they had a splendid "thistle" La casa del Abad, la "casa rosa" es el...



See all 53 Stornoway Tips
  • Stornoway's Famous Sons

    Stornoway Favorites

    I have had the pleasure of reading Kevin MacNeil's rather dark tale of the life of R Stornoway, a resident of the eponymous town who wants to escape, but cannot seem to the break the apron strings that island hold on him.I have read every word the great Scottish Science Fiction writer Ken MacLeod has written, from 'The Star Fraction', described as...

  • Cabarfeidh Hotel

    Stornoway Hotels

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


    Stornoway Restaurants

    Its not just the hair in my food. My food was just nasty. I have had good and wonderful Thai food, including in Thailand. This place sucks and I cannot believe they have been open more than 10 years. My starter was some deep fried skewers that were ok. My sizzling main meal - complete with hair from one of the staff members who donated it - was...



See all 101 Dundee Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Frigate HMS Unicorn

    Dundee Things to Do

    Frigate HMS Unicorn moored at Victoria Dock, Dundee at first glance didn’t look like the breed of fast rakish vessel that had been one of the most successful warships of the age. Masts and spars power a sailing ship and this frigate lacked both. A roof even covered her deck. In the brochure though, the graceful frigate under full sail looked fast,...


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