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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...

  • Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan...

    Glasgow Hotels

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

  • The Willow Tea Room

    4 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...


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...

  • Carters Rest Guesthouse

    Isle of Skye Hotels

    Upper Milovaig, Glendale, IV55 8WY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • A fabulous circular walk around the...

    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...



See all 342 Inverness Tips
  • 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 493 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...

  • Atholl Hotel

    Aberdeen Hotels

    Mon to Thurs. . .84 GBP per room per night. Fri to Sun . . . . 53 GBP per room per night. Ask about...

  • 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...


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...


Fort William

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    Fort William Things to Do

    Ben Nevis visitor's Center is a couple of miles outside Fort William and situated about 1 1/2 miles up Glen Nevis. It is easy to find as you will see it on your left and there is a large car park. There is a souvenir shop, a gallery and all the information you will require about the mountain. The day we were there the weather was not so good but we...

  • Highland Hotel

    Fort William Hotels

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

  • 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...



See all 192 Oban Tips
  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...



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 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 160 Ayr Tips

    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...

  • Fairfield House Hotel

    Ayr Hotels

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

  • 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...



See all 101 Dundee Tips
  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...



See all 130 Dunfermline Tips

    Dunfermline Things to Do

    It is always interesting to wander around the conservatory which is divided in to 3 sections. This 200 ft long conservatory replaced the old one back in 1973. The main area has a running stream with a wooden bridge over it, surrounded by exotic flowers. There are plants from all over the world and also of particular interest is the area where they...

  • Garvock House Hotel

    Dunfermline Hotels

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


    Dunfermline Things to Do

    There are many walks to take in and around Dunfermline, a few of which you can see on the link below is also the Ramblers Club of which my Dad was a member for 40 years. Anyone can join the walks. details below. this link may be interesting in...


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...

  • Cameron House on Loch Lomond

    Loch Lomond Hotels

    When our travel agent first sent us the information for our hotel in Loch Lomond, I was instantly...

  • 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...



See all 57 Inveraray Tips

    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...

  • Loch Fyne Hotel

    Inveraray Hotels

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

  • 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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