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Top 10 Castles in Scotland
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Top 10 Castles in Scotland

Scotland's castles – an estimated 2,000 of them dotted around the country – are as much a part of the country's identity and charm as whisky, tartan and bagpipes. With many beautiful fairytale castles, formidable fortresses and haunting ruins to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which...

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The Literary History of Edinburgh Scotland
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The Literary History of Edinburgh Scotland

Scotland is famed for its rich artistic heritage, and the capital city of Edinburgh is teeming with literary legends. Harry Potter was “born” here, as were Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan, Miss Jean Brodie, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and, of course, the whole dodgy gang from Trainspotting. Nobody has...

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Edinburgh Old Town Vs. New Town
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Edinburgh Old Town Vs. New Town

A city of two halves, nestled side by side like yin and yang, Edinburgh has one of the most distinctive aesthetics in Europe. But what's so special about the Edinburgh Old Town, and why, when and how was the Edinburgh New Town developed? What’s with all the hills? And why does everyone in the New...

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Secrets of the Edinburgh Vaults
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Secrets of the Edinburgh Vaults

The Edinburgh Vaults are a series of chambers formed by the 19 arches of the South Bridge.  Today, the vaults are one of the most haunted places in Edinburgh.  Numerous tour operators offer nightly ghost tours that are equal parts titillating and terrifying.  But their stories do not...

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Haunted History of Edinburgh
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Haunted History of Edinburgh

Every city has skeletons in its closet, but when it comes to grisly secrets, it’s hard to rival the gruesome history of Edinburgh. Centuries of terrible events including “witch” burnings, mass murders, hangings and more… It’s all here, in this potted history of dangerous, dodgy, haunted...

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Book and Movie Lovers Guide to Scotland
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Book and Movie Lovers Guide to Scotland

Scotland's breathtaking vistas, countless brooding castles and history full of drama and intrigue have inspired numerous authors and filmmakers to choose the country as the setting for their fictional stories. Whether you're a fan of Scottish movies, a book lover or enjoy watching great TV shows,...

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Where was Harry Potter Filmed in Scotland
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Where was Harry Potter Filmed in Scotland

Is there anyone left who has not heard the story of JK Rowling sitting at a table in a café in Edinburgh, writing her story of the boy wizard Harry Potter?  While the Harry Potter series of books were set, and for the most part filmed in England, there are a number of beautiful shooting sites...

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Scottish Islands – Discover a World Apart
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Scottish Islands – Discover a World Apart

Dramatic cliffs and majestic hills, windswept beaches and picturesque villages, ancient monuments and wildlife galore... the isles of Scotland have it all in abundance. The varied and dramatic landscapes offer an unparalleled setting for active holidays – think hill walking, cycling, sea...

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