Christine’s guidebook

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Christine’s guidebook

IHolyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthur's Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago. With its diverse range of flora and geology it is also site of Special Scientific Interest.
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Sæti Artúrs
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IHolyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthur's Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago. With its diverse range of flora and geology it is also site of Special Scientific Interest.
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age. with many fascinating attractions to be discovered, a tour around Edinburgh Castle can take the best part of a day, so it’s well worth doing a little research before you head along. Open from 9:30am daily, currently closing at 6pm (last entry 5pm)
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Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age. with many fascinating attractions to be discovered, a tour around Edinburgh Castle can take the best part of a day, so it’s well worth doing a little research before you head along. Open from 9:30am daily, currently closing at 6pm (last entry 5pm)
Edinburgh The Royal Mile is a historical and cultural playground begging to be explored – from the castle to the palace, explore this delightful cobbled stretch in the heart Edinburgh’s Old Town.
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The Royal Mile
197 High St
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Edinburgh The Royal Mile is a historical and cultural playground begging to be explored – from the castle to the palace, explore this delightful cobbled stretch in the heart Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Experience the fringe festival during August The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2018 spanned 25 days and featured more than 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
180 High St
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Experience the fringe festival during August The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2018 spanned 25 days and featured more than 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows
Pretty South Queensferry sits on the shore in the shadow of the Forth Bridges. Walk through the town or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants which line the main street to admire the Forth Bridges that cross over to Fife.
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Queensferry
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Pretty South Queensferry sits on the shore in the shadow of the Forth Bridges. Walk through the town or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants which line the main street to admire the Forth Bridges that cross over to Fife.
THREE BRIDGES & INCHCOLM ISLAND CRUISE Combine your Sightseeing Boat Tour with a 1½ hour landing on Inchcolm Island. See the historic Abbey and wartime fortifications. BLACKNESS CASTLE, THREE BRIDGES & CREAM TEA CRUISE Our cruise departs from Hawes Pier in South Queensferry. Relax onboard with friends and family while enjoying your cream tea and taking in the views of the Three Bridges, Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander, the Fife coastline and the marine wildlife.
Forth Boat Tours
THREE BRIDGES & INCHCOLM ISLAND CRUISE Combine your Sightseeing Boat Tour with a 1½ hour landing on Inchcolm Island. See the historic Abbey and wartime fortifications. BLACKNESS CASTLE, THREE BRIDGES & CREAM TEA CRUISE Our cruise departs from Hawes Pier in South Queensferry. Relax onboard with friends and family while enjoying your cream tea and taking in the views of the Three Bridges, Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander, the Fife coastline and the marine wildlife.
Culross Palace is a late 16th - early 17th century merchant's house in Culross, Fife, Scotland. Wander along charming, peaceful streets which were once full of the hustle and bustle of a thriving 17th-century port on the River Forth.
Culross Palace - The National Trust for Scotland
Culross Palace is a late 16th - early 17th century merchant's house in Culross, Fife, Scotland. Wander along charming, peaceful streets which were once full of the hustle and bustle of a thriving 17th-century port on the River Forth.
Visit Scotland’s oldest cinema, minutes from the house
The Hippodrome
10 Hope St
Visit Scotland’s oldest cinema, minutes from the house
Take a trip on a Steam train and visit the railway museum, don’t forget your camera
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
Take a trip on a Steam train and visit the railway museum, don’t forget your camera
Visit Kinneil house and local museum, learn about Bo’ness / Roman connections
Kinneil House
Visit Kinneil house and local museum, learn about Bo’ness / Roman connections
Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the foreshore, minutes from the house
Bo'ness
Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the foreshore, minutes from the house
Walk The foreshore path to Blackness, or take a bus, visit the castle and take in the views across the Forth and the 3 bridges
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Blackness Castle
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Walk The foreshore path to Blackness, or take a bus, visit the castle and take in the views across the Forth and the 3 bridges
Visit nearby motor museum, attractions include the James Bond BMW 750 from “Tomorrow Never Dies” Harry Potter Car, Thunderbirds Hover Bike and ‘Tardis’ props from Dr Who
Bo'ness Motor Museum
Visit nearby motor museum, attractions include the James Bond BMW 750 from “Tomorrow Never Dies” Harry Potter Car, Thunderbirds Hover Bike and ‘Tardis’ props from Dr Who
60-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits), standing near the Forth and Clyde canal in nearby Falkirk.
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The Kelpies
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60-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits), standing near the Forth and Clyde canal in nearby Falkirk.
Forth and Clyde Canal
Bo’ness Community Bus
Travel to Edinburgh from Bo’ness using the Bo’ness community bus service ( info and timetables supplied ) or from nearby Linlithgow and catch a bus or train to Edinburgh ( journey by train is 20 minutes )
Visit nearby Linlithgow palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots
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Linlithgow Palace
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Visit nearby Linlithgow palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots
Take a trip on a canal boat or walk along the canal side, stopping for a coffee and browse through the small museum at the canal centre
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Linlithgow Canal Centre
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Take a trip on a canal boat or walk along the canal side, stopping for a coffee and browse through the small museum at the canal centre
Enjoy a walk around Linlithgow loch and the Palace grounds or visit the local museum and many interesting local shops.
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Linlithgow
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Enjoy a walk around Linlithgow loch and the Palace grounds or visit the local museum and many interesting local shops.
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. At the heart of its old town, medieval Stirling Castle is on a craggy volcanic rock. On the Abbey Craig outcrop, the National Wallace Monument is a 19th-century tower. It overlooks the site of the 1297 Battle of Stirling Bridge, where William Wallace defeated the English. The Battle of Bannockburn Experience has interactive 3D displays on the history of the 1314 conflict.
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Stirling
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Stirling is a city in central Scotland. At the heart of its old town, medieval Stirling Castle is on a craggy volcanic rock. On the Abbey Craig outcrop, the National Wallace Monument is a 19th-century tower. It overlooks the site of the 1297 Battle of Stirling Bridge, where William Wallace defeated the English. The Battle of Bannockburn Experience has interactive 3D displays on the history of the 1314 conflict.
Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
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Glasgow
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Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
Crossing the Forth bridges brings you into the Kingdom of Fife with Its rustic villages and charming towns, follow the Fife Coastal Path right around the coastline. From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St Andrews with historic golf course, to the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie.
Fife
Crossing the Forth bridges brings you into the Kingdom of Fife with Its rustic villages and charming towns, follow the Fife Coastal Path right around the coastline. From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St Andrews with historic golf course, to the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie.
The west of Scotland has it all: culture, castles, striking islands, seafood specialities, towering mountains and mystical lochs. Scotland is an island lover’s paradise. In all there are 11,800km of coastline in Scotland, it’s indented coast formed by the melting of ice sheets particularly on its western and northern fringes. When thinking of Scotland’s exquisite natural beauty, we all tend to think of craggy mountains and sweeping forests – and they’re justifiably famous. But we often forget about the magnificent sandy beaches which dot the coastline, the equal of anything you’ll find in the Seychelles or Maldives – and what they lack in temperature, they make up for in tranquility and unspoilt charm.
Silversands Beaches, West Coast, Scotland
The west of Scotland has it all: culture, castles, striking islands, seafood specialities, towering mountains and mystical lochs. Scotland is an island lover’s paradise. In all there are 11,800km of coastline in Scotland, it’s indented coast formed by the melting of ice sheets particularly on its western and northern fringes. When thinking of Scotland’s exquisite natural beauty, we all tend to think of craggy mountains and sweeping forests – and they’re justifiably famous. But we often forget about the magnificent sandy beaches which dot the coastline, the equal of anything you’ll find in the Seychelles or Maldives – and what they lack in temperature, they make up for in tranquility and unspoilt charm.
City link offer a direct bus service between Bo’ness and Glasgow, leaving from a Richmond Terrace Bo’ness to Buchanan Street bus station Glasgow, the journey takes 1 hour 20 minutes. In nearby Linlithgow, Glasgow can be reached by train, the journey time is 25 minutes. There are buses from Bo’ness to Linlithgow leaving from nearby bus stops, journey time from Bo’ness to Linlithgow is 7 to 10 minutes approximately.
Scottish Citylink
10 Killermont St
City link offer a direct bus service between Bo’ness and Glasgow, leaving from a Richmond Terrace Bo’ness to Buchanan Street bus station Glasgow, the journey takes 1 hour 20 minutes. In nearby Linlithgow, Glasgow can be reached by train, the journey time is 25 minutes. There are buses from Bo’ness to Linlithgow leaving from nearby bus stops, journey time from Bo’ness to Linlithgow is 7 to 10 minutes approximately.