Midhope Castle, West Lothian

With the increased popularity of the American TV series Outlander the Estate is experiencing increased interest in Midhope Castle which is located on a private area of the Estate near Abercorn. The castle, known fictionally…

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Culloden Battlefield, Highland

On 16 April 1746, the final Jacobite Rising came to a brutal head. Jacobite supporters, seeking to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne, gathered to fight the Duke of Cumberland’s government…

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The magnificent shades of Edinburgh

Let’s just take a minute to enjoy the magnificent shades of Edinburgh. Let’s dream a little of all those infinite colours… The sky is not the limit for us to rise,
See big dreams if you are wise. Convert your dreams into thought and action…

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Stockbridge Colonies, Edinburgh

When you mention The Colonies to someone from Edinburgh, most people will think of the charming rows of houses in Stockbridge next to the water of Leith. The Stockbridge Colonies were built between 1861 and 1911 by the…

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Glen Coe Valley, Highland

Glen Coe is the remains of an ancient super volcano. The eruption happened about 420 million years ago during the Silurian period, and the volcano has long since become extinct. The landscape was further shaped by the processes of…

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The Castle and Gardens of Mey, Highland

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, first saw what was then Barrogill Castle in 1952, while mourning the death of her husband, King George VI. Falling for its isolated charm and hearing it was…

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The Wall Coffee, Edinburgh

There are so many places in Edinburgh that we love to go for a coffee, but The Wall is in our top 3!! Located at the edge of Old Town, it all starts with a view. Cockburn Street brings you back into Middle Age, surrounded by…

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Birnam Oak Woods, Dunkeld

A great piece of natural history… It is a nice stroll down the river bank to see this beautiful old lady and to think back to when this tree has seen the 1745 rebellion and two world wars. The stories it could tell… The Birnam Oak and its neighbour…

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Signal Rock Walk, Highland

Signal Rock is located within the woodlands of An Torr a National Trust site of beauty, there are many stories linked to Signal Rock but it is most famous for its connection to the Glencoe Massacre. A lovely short walk through coniferous…

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