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Sightseeing
Hop-on hop-off bus Choose your own adventure in magical Scotland during your Hop On Hop Off Edinburgh Bus Tour! Explore Scotland at your own pace during your Edinburgh trip. Simply hop off the bus and see the places that tickle your fancy. Then, hop right back on and skip the ones that don’t! This flexible Bus Tour stops at the top Edinburgh attractions, putting you in control of your own destiny during your Edinburgh vacation! See Edinburgh on a Bus Tour that includes discounts on attractions, eateries, and more. We thought this was a great way to see the city. We went for the 48 hour bus ticket including the three attractions and although it was a very busy two days it was well worth the money and time.
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Edinburgh
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Hop-on hop-off bus Choose your own adventure in magical Scotland during your Hop On Hop Off Edinburgh Bus Tour! Explore Scotland at your own pace during your Edinburgh trip. Simply hop off the bus and see the places that tickle your fancy. Then, hop right back on and skip the ones that don’t! This flexible Bus Tour stops at the top Edinburgh attractions, putting you in control of your own destiny during your Edinburgh vacation! See Edinburgh on a Bus Tour that includes discounts on attractions, eateries, and more. We thought this was a great way to see the city. We went for the 48 hour bus ticket including the three attractions and although it was a very busy two days it was well worth the money and time.
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age, although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. There is also an audio tour available which worked well for us but does come at an additional cost.
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Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age, although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. There is also an audio tour available which worked well for us but does come at an additional cost.
Holyrood Palace The Palace of Holyrood house, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland, Queen Elizabeth II. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.
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Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Holyrood Palace The Palace of Holyrood house, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland, Queen Elizabeth II. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.
Edinburgh Zoo, formerly the Scottish National Zoological Park, is an 82-acre non-profit zoological park in Corstorphine, a suburb of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The land lies on the south facing slopes of Corstorphine Hill, from which it provides extensive views of the city. Built in 1913, and owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, it receives over 600,000 visitors a year, which makes it Scotland's second most popular paid-for tourist attraction, after Edinburgh Castle. As well as catering to tourists and locals, the zoo is involved in many scientific pursuits, such as captive breeding of endangered animals, researching into animal behaviour, and active participation in various conservation programs around the world. We love the zoo, it has a great variety of animals and highly recommend the penguin parade which happens once a day.
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Edinburgh Zoo
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Edinburgh Zoo, formerly the Scottish National Zoological Park, is an 82-acre non-profit zoological park in Corstorphine, a suburb of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The land lies on the south facing slopes of Corstorphine Hill, from which it provides extensive views of the city. Built in 1913, and owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, it receives over 600,000 visitors a year, which makes it Scotland's second most popular paid-for tourist attraction, after Edinburgh Castle. As well as catering to tourists and locals, the zoo is involved in many scientific pursuits, such as captive breeding of endangered animals, researching into animal behaviour, and active participation in various conservation programs around the world. We love the zoo, it has a great variety of animals and highly recommend the penguin parade which happens once a day.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. Founded in 1670 as a physic garden to grow medicinal plants, today it occupies four sites across Scotland—Edinburgh, Dawyck, Logan and Benmore—each with its own specialist collection. The RBGE's living collection consists of more than 13,302 plant species, whilst the herbarium contains in excess of 3 million preserved specimens. A beautiful day out no matter what the weather with activities for all ages.
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. Founded in 1670 as a physic garden to grow medicinal plants, today it occupies four sites across Scotland—Edinburgh, Dawyck, Logan and Benmore—each with its own specialist collection. The RBGE's living collection consists of more than 13,302 plant species, whilst the herbarium contains in excess of 3 million preserved specimens. A beautiful day out no matter what the weather with activities for all ages.
Set into the hillside of the stunning Pentland Hills Regional Park, Midlothian Snowsports Centre offers all the fun and adrenaline you'd expect from Britain's biggest artificial slope.
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Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
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Set into the hillside of the stunning Pentland Hills Regional Park, Midlothian Snowsports Centre offers all the fun and adrenaline you'd expect from Britain's biggest artificial slope.
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is a major tourist attraction in the Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland located on Castlehill section of the Royal Mile close to Edinburgh Castle. This visitor attraction is now home to over 100 interactive exhibits, including the original Camera Obscura, and is based over five floors including a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Edinburgh. I initially thought this was more of a child orientated attraction, however we had a good giggle in the illusion and the top floor is a great quick stop history tour of the city. We would recommend this when its not cloudy if possible.
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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is a major tourist attraction in the Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland located on Castlehill section of the Royal Mile close to Edinburgh Castle. This visitor attraction is now home to over 100 interactive exhibits, including the original Camera Obscura, and is based over five floors including a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Edinburgh. I initially thought this was more of a child orientated attraction, however we had a good giggle in the illusion and the top floor is a great quick stop history tour of the city. We would recommend this when its not cloudy if possible.
Arthur's Seat is an extinct volcano which is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland, which form most of Holyrood Park. It is situated just to the east of the city centre, about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill rises above the city providing excellent panoramic views of the city, loch and beyond, is relatively easy to climb, and is popular for hillwalking, we even drove half way up and then walked the rest as we were a little sort on time.
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Sæti Artúrs
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Arthur's Seat is an extinct volcano which is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland, which form most of Holyrood Park. It is situated just to the east of the city centre, about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill rises above the city providing excellent panoramic views of the city, loch and beyond, is relatively easy to climb, and is popular for hillwalking, we even drove half way up and then walked the rest as we were a little sort on time.
Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline. When exploring the city I highly recommend a stroll up the stairs to Carlton hill. A significantly easier climb than Arthurs Seat but just as spectacular views.
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Calton Hill
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Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline. When exploring the city I highly recommend a stroll up the stairs to Carlton hill. A significantly easier climb than Arthurs Seat but just as spectacular views.
Hop-on-hop off bus Discover the tourist attractions of Glasgow at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off tour. Explore the rich cultural heritage of the city through its museums and wonder at amazing paintings in the art galleries. Stroll through the picturesque parks and marvel at the flora in the botanical gardens. The Glasgow hop-on, hop-off ticket comes with a 1-day or 2-day validity and its well-designated stops cover the major attractions of the city.
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Glasgow
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Hop-on-hop off bus Discover the tourist attractions of Glasgow at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off tour. Explore the rich cultural heritage of the city through its museums and wonder at amazing paintings in the art galleries. Stroll through the picturesque parks and marvel at the flora in the botanical gardens. The Glasgow hop-on, hop-off ticket comes with a 1-day or 2-day validity and its well-designated stops cover the major attractions of the city.
Kelvingrove The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. The museum has 22 galleries, housing a range of exhibits, including Renaissance art, taxidermy, and artefacts from ancient Egypt.
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Kelvingrove The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. The museum has 22 galleries, housing a range of exhibits, including Renaissance art, taxidermy, and artefacts from ancient Egypt.
Stirling Castle, is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification in the region from the earliest times.
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Stirling Castle
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Stirling Castle, is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification in the region from the earliest times.
Beecraigs is a country park located in West Lothian. The Park comprises around 913 acres of upland forest, woodland and open country, and offers a range of amenities including walks & trails, play area, skills area & mountain bike trails, BBQ hire, caravan & camping site including 2 lodges, Countryside Ranger Service, animal attraction, fly fishery, Visitor Centre and Cafe.
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Beecraigs Country Park
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Beecraigs is a country park located in West Lothian. The Park comprises around 913 acres of upland forest, woodland and open country, and offers a range of amenities including walks & trails, play area, skills area & mountain bike trails, BBQ hire, caravan & camping site including 2 lodges, Countryside Ranger Service, animal attraction, fly fishery, Visitor Centre and Cafe.
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift , connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift is named after Falkirk, the town in which it is located. It reconnects the two canals for the first time since the 1930s.
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Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre
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The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift , connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift is named after Falkirk, the town in which it is located. It reconnects the two canals for the first time since the 1930s.
The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, in The Helix. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013.
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The Kelpies
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The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, in The Helix. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013.
M&D's Scotland's Theme Park is an amusement park located in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. Bordering on Strathclyde Park, the park contains four operating rollercoasters, two water rides, several fairground rides, an arcade, a theatre, ten-pin bowling and an indoor tropical house, Amazonia.
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M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
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M&D's Scotland's Theme Park is an amusement park located in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. Bordering on Strathclyde Park, the park contains four operating rollercoasters, two water rides, several fairground rides, an arcade, a theatre, ten-pin bowling and an indoor tropical house, Amazonia.
Nightlife
Nightlife Although the nightlife is very different to Glasgow there are some great hidden bars in Edinburgh. The Dome The Dome has a real wow feeling from the moment you walk through the door. Each room has it own style and the overall décor is exquisite. We love food and drink here and it makes for a great special night. Panda & Sons From the street this looks like any regular barbers but lookout for the great hidden cocktail bar/speakeasy. Bramble Bar and Lounge Similar to the last bar this speakeasy is well hidden but this time in the basement of a seamstress. The cocktail menu is always changing and the bar staff are very knowledgeable. Hoot the Redeemer Our favourite bar in Edinburgh but also the hardest to find. A red door discreetly placed between two shops takes you down to a basement like no other. A must find!
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Edinburgh
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Nightlife Although the nightlife is very different to Glasgow there are some great hidden bars in Edinburgh. The Dome The Dome has a real wow feeling from the moment you walk through the door. Each room has it own style and the overall décor is exquisite. We love food and drink here and it makes for a great special night. Panda & Sons From the street this looks like any regular barbers but lookout for the great hidden cocktail bar/speakeasy. Bramble Bar and Lounge Similar to the last bar this speakeasy is well hidden but this time in the basement of a seamstress. The cocktail menu is always changing and the bar staff are very knowledgeable. Hoot the Redeemer Our favourite bar in Edinburgh but also the hardest to find. A red door discreetly placed between two shops takes you down to a basement like no other. A must find!
Nightlife Music is the food of love and good times in Glasgow pubs, but the high-octane weekend bar and club scene on Sauchiehall Street is not for everyone. Alternative venues can be found in the West End on Byres Road and Ashton Lane, in the Merchant City, and on Argyle Street. The Teuchters’ Triangle The Park Bar is packed at weekends with dancing to ceilidh bands, the nearby Islay Inn draws the overflow with rockabilly music, and the Ben Nevis across the road is a haven for lovers of whisky and traditional folk music.  Blackfriars A real ale gastropub and live music venue in the Merchant City with a basement nightclub open until 3am Fridays and Saturdays. Bands in the main bar and DJs in the basement playing 1960s hits to the latest sounds.
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Glasgow
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Nightlife Music is the food of love and good times in Glasgow pubs, but the high-octane weekend bar and club scene on Sauchiehall Street is not for everyone. Alternative venues can be found in the West End on Byres Road and Ashton Lane, in the Merchant City, and on Argyle Street. The Teuchters’ Triangle The Park Bar is packed at weekends with dancing to ceilidh bands, the nearby Islay Inn draws the overflow with rockabilly music, and the Ben Nevis across the road is a haven for lovers of whisky and traditional folk music.  Blackfriars A real ale gastropub and live music venue in the Merchant City with a basement nightclub open until 3am Fridays and Saturdays. Bands in the main bar and DJs in the basement playing 1960s hits to the latest sounds.
Shopping
Shopping Glasgow is a shoppers paradise, with the city catering for all tastes and budgets. From the biggest high street brands to vintage wares, from one-off speciality stores to exclusive designer gear. The majority of the city's stores can be found in the city centre in Glasgow's Style Mile, where an extraordinary concentration of shops make their home. Here you will find shopping centres such as  Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Quarter, St. Enoch Centre, Ingram Street, Princes Square and more.
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Glasgow
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Shopping Glasgow is a shoppers paradise, with the city catering for all tastes and budgets. From the biggest high street brands to vintage wares, from one-off speciality stores to exclusive designer gear. The majority of the city's stores can be found in the city centre in Glasgow's Style Mile, where an extraordinary concentration of shops make their home. Here you will find shopping centres such as  Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Quarter, St. Enoch Centre, Ingram Street, Princes Square and more.
Scotland's Largest Designer Outlet located between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Find your personal shopping paradise at Livingston Designer Outlet, Scotland's largest designer outlet. There are over 100 famous brands under one roof — all with up to 60% off.
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Livingston Designer Outlet
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Scotland's Largest Designer Outlet located between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Find your personal shopping paradise at Livingston Designer Outlet, Scotland's largest designer outlet. There are over 100 famous brands under one roof — all with up to 60% off.