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Amazing Scotland Itinerary: 7 Days in Scotland

Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From stunning mountains to lovely lochs and glens, prettiest castles to popular movie locations, world-famous whiskies to thousands of years of fascinating history – there is so much to see and explore in this small country. We would recommend spending at least seven days …

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Top Edinburgh Ghost Tours to Take on Halloween & The Rest of the Year

Top Edinburgh Ghost Tours To Take on Halloween Ghost stories have been around since ancient times. Whether you are a believer or not, there comes a certain shiver when a good ghost story is told. There’s something about ghosts during the fall when Halloween is just around the corner. Nowadays, people can enjoy the spooky …

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Edinburgh’s Rose Street—A Beer Aficionado’s Nirvana

The medieval stone city of Edinburgh boasts a staggering 700 pubs for its population of just under 500,000, the highest concentration of pubs in Great Britain. And the epicenter of Edinburgh’s beer sampling scene, as any local will tell you, is Rose Street, only a brisk 10-minute walk down the hill from the Royal Mile …

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The Spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The opening sights and sounds of the Edinburgh Tattoo are spectacular, set against the backdrop of ancient Edinburgh Castle. In the distance, behind the castle walls, I hear the sinister rattle of dozens of snare drums followed by the wail of a single bagpipe. Then, suddenly, 600 pipers fire up their instruments in a loud …

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The Best Places to Eat (and Drink) in Edinburgh

One of the better lines from the movie, So I Married An Axe Murderer, is when Mike Myers’ character says, “I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.” While certainly not a universal truth, who could argue that the Deep Fried Mars Bar was not the result of a sober conversation.  But, overall, …

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Best Pubs in Western and Central Europe (well…some of them!)

Usually, the thought of a tasty, ice cold brew at the end of a long trek is what keeps even the most intrepid traveler fueled and focused when life on the road gets a little hard going. Thankfully, pretty much everywhere you go in Europe you’re up to your waist in world-class brew, and better …

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Quick Eats in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city full of life and activity. Given the many attractions and activities available, it can sometimes feel as though there just are not enough hours in the day to take full advantage of ones time in this beautiful city. A resolution to this problem comes from the bevy of options for accessible food choices and quick …

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