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Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour we cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile we lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions cloned sheep and the birthplace of Harry Potter. Highlights include:New Town
From GBP300.00
 
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
"Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Join this and hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During your tour you will cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile your guide Alan will lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP45.00
 
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh will be covered. Starting on the famous Royal Mile you will be lead through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP350.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Scotland

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Eating / Drinking

When I told one of my friends I was going to Edinburgh, he said "You must try haggis!" I asked him what it was, but he told me (ironically) that I'd better just ordered it in a restaurant in...
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Local people/language

The presence of 43 university departments of Scots language in German Universities as opposed to zero in English universities somewhat shows up the inequalities of the United Kingdom.Glasgow...
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The Legend of the Howling Wolf

When I was looking at the statue of Rob Roy in Stirling, I noticed a statue of a sword and what I thought was a howling dog behind it. I could find out nothing about it. Starting to do this page, I've...
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Festival, Tattoo, Hogmanay, Etc.

Before the festival begins, there is a Cavalcade of floats advertising the participants. It was not advertised because of security,but we heard from a friend and made our way to Prince's Street down...
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Bagpipes

On a warm sunny day's walkabout around Glasgow's west end, and with the World Pipe Band Championships due to take place next weekend, at Glasgow Green, I diverted my explorations into the park, not...
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Miscellaneous

In Leith there is a monument to the whalers, showing a harpoon that was used to hunt whales. This want to remember that they used the fat of whales to illuminate the lighthouse which guided the...
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Glasgow Coat of Arms

Visitors to Glasgow are sure to notice its rather unusual Coat of Arms. A famous rhyme goes along with it. This is the tree that never grew, This is the bird that never flew, This is the fish that...
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Men In Kilts

now you can't come to Scotland and not try the nation's second favourite drink - Irn Bru (Iron Brew). it's made fae girders (not really but it's supposed to give you super human powers - just like...
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Rangers/Celtic

Football violence - between the fans of 2 teams' supporters - is not limited to Glasgow on the odd occasion when it happens. It happens in every city in Europe. All of these comments are blowing it...
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Tips For Travellers

Bus 35 will also get you into the center of Edinburgh at £1.20 instead of £3.50 the Airlink charges. Both buses can be found at their respective stops right outside the airport doors. Also, consider...
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Weather

Scotland, while very scenic is famous for the weather being unpredictable. It can change very fast in a short space of time, especially in mountain and sea areas. When packing, always best to ensure...
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Accent

Very helpful indeed. aboot - about auld - old bairn - child ben - mountain bonnie - beautiful brae - slope braw - fine cock-a-leekie - chicken and leek soup coo - cow dae - do deid - dead doon -...
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City Centre Murals Trail

I had never heard of the City Centre Murals Trail, but I had been noticing a lot of the ends of buildings in Glasgow being covered with huge paintings. After a while I got interested and started...
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Shopping

Instead of going out, we opted to prepare food for ourselves with wholesome organic chicken, fresh vegetables and cheese. It's open every Saturday 2am til 2pm. First Saturday every month, slow food...
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Top Hotels in Scotland

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1 Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2EQ, United Kingdom
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141 West Nile Street, St Andrew House, G1 2RN
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96 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 1NX, United Kingdom
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14 Culduthel Road, (formerly Culduthel Lodge), Inverness, Scotland, IV2 4AG, United Kingdom
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Upper Milovaig, Glendale, IV55 8WY, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Scotland

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle has lots to see and takes a lot of time to see it all. There are plenty of free Toilets and they haven't forgotten you many get hungry and thirsty. Located in the old Cart Sheds...
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Necropolis

There are good views over Glasgow from the Necropolis, especially towards Glasgow Cathedral and the Royal Infirmary. The Necropolis has lots of interesting graves, some of them are extremely ornate....
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Portree

Although Portree is the main town on Skye it has only a population of 5000 and is a rather functional town. It however does have all you need with some small shops and a local Coop for daily...
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Fort George

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...
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Provost Skene House

Provost Skene’s House is Aberdeen’s oldest surviving private residence. In the 16th century all the well-to-do houses in the area looked like it, with mellow roughly hewn stone and rounded turrets -...
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Dunfermline Abbey

We decided to take a drive around some places in Scotland and Dunfermline Abbey and Palace grounds just happened to be one of the places we stopped at. We almost didn't get into the Palace grounds,...
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