5 most common myths about visiting Scotland

The internet is full of articles on tourism, but many seem to propagate the same myths and misinformation about areas that people have thought were true for over a century. You can find valuable information about Orange County tourism that will dispel a lot of the notions about Californians, but any truths outside of the U.S. seem to be a lot harder to come by. Scotland, for instance, has several myths that stick in the minds of many. This article is here to bust those myths and uncover the truth about this beautiful location.   1. It rains all...

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Perthshire, the 5 day excursions to do from Perth and Pitlochry to discover Scotland’s Big Tree Country

Perthshire, also know as the Scotland’s Big Tree Country, offers a lot of things to do and see, from historical sites to natural heritages. While settled in Perth and then in Pitlochry I had the chance to do 5 excursions in their surroundings. Below I explain you more about the attractions I visited adding some practical information. As a matter of fact, even in this case I just travelled with public transport – by bus only – and I didn’t have any kind of problem to plan my itineraries.   5 excursions to do in Perthshire: 1) Birnam and...

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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, how to visit with one ticket over 70 Scottish castles and attractions from Edinburgh up to the Highlands and the Isles

Scotland is world famous for its medieval castles and historical sites scattered throughout the country. Visit all of them is the best way to discover the interesting Scottish heritage and get the most of your stay there. For this reason, in this article I tell you more about the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, a tourist ticket that gives free admission to more than 70 of Scotland’s top visitor attractions.   How Historic Scotland Explorer Pass works? Well, it’s quite easy to understand. This is a unique pass valid for visiting 77 sites across Scotland. These places are property of Historic...

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Pitlochry, what to do in the largest town of Scotland’s Highland Perthshire

After having spent a couple of days in Perth I went to Pitlochry, the gateway to the Highlands. Even if most of the visitors use it as a base for exploring Perthshire, the town itself offers plenty of things to do and see. In this article I share with you my experience there together with some useful information for planning your journeys to and from the town.   How to get to Pitlochry No matter if you will be travelling by car, bus or train, Pitlochry is well connected to the major Scottish cities as well as the other...

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Perth (Scotland), what to do and see in two days. The itinerary I followed, the attractions not to be missed and other practical information

Perth was my first stop-over during the trip across Perthshire, a historic county today known as Scotland’s “Big Tree Country“. I spent two days in town and this allowed me to discover its main attractions. Perth offers plenty of things to do and see, most of them are located in its lovely and tranquil city center bordered by two parks – in the north and in the south – and by river Tay in the east. The article is divided into few pages containing: practical information about how to get there, weather and accomodations; the itinerary of the first day...

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Discovering Glasgow West End: Clydeside Distillery and The Hidden Lane

During my last stay in Glasgow I took part in a tour organized by People Make Glasgow and Visit Scotland. The itinerary started from the banks of the river Clyde and then reached the heart of the West End district. In that way I discovered the Clydeside Distillery, a new attraction that will open in September, and then The Hidden Lane, a community of over 100 studios located next to Argyle Street.   The Clydeside Distillery The tour started off by visiting Queen’s Dock, near the Hydro Arena. The dock was inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1877 and the Pump House...

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Edinburgh, the places to visit in 3 days including a day trip across Scotland

Edinburgh offers plenty of things to do and see, most of the tourist attractions are scattered in the Old Town and the New Town. Both areas of the city centre were included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1995. Considering the places of interest you may visit, I’d recommend staying in the Scottish Capital at least a couple of days. For this reason, I share with you an itinerary comprehensive of some of the Edinburgh must sees together with a day tour in the surroundings up to the Highlands.   Visit Edinburgh, Day 1 Exploring Edinburgh in just 24 hours is basically...

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Edinburgh Castle, what to see in Scotland’s main attraction and how to purchase the tickets in advance from this article

Edinburgh Castle is Scotland‘s most visited paid tourist attraction, receiving thousands and thousands of visitors every year. The fortress is one of the oldest buildings in town and it’s the symbol of the history of the country and United Kingdom as well. As a matter of fact, Scotland and England have fought over the centuries to protect and conquer it.   Edinburgh Castle: what to visit Standing on a rock, the castle dominates Edinburgh’s skyline and offers an amazing panoramic view of the Old Town – especially from Argyll Battery – and its surroundings. Considering all the things you...

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New Lanark, what to visit in the 18th century industrial village and today Unesco World Heritage Site

During my last stay in Glasgow I had the chance to visit New Lanark. I had heard a lot about this cotton mill village founded in 1785 by David Dale and so I was particularly curious to see it because it’s one of the six Scottish historical sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. A day excursion allowed me to enjoy the main attractions and then take a stroll along the Falls of Clyde, a fantastic natural scenery just around the village.   Short history of New Lanark and the legacy of Robert Owen David Dale founded New Lanark in...

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Glasgow, the top 6 things to do and see in two days in the Scotland largest city

Glasgow is such a vibrant city that surprises the tourists for its design, culture, art and nightlife. If it is impossible to avoid the classic topic “better Glasgow or Edinburgh“, my thought is very easy:”both!“. Indeed,  these are two completely different cities that show some of the aspects that characterise Scotland. Having said that, these are my personal suggestions about the top 6 things to do and see in Glasgow in a couple of days (or even more).   1 – Explore Glasgow centre The lively city centre boasts some interesting buildings not to be missed in, they represent...

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