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The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, UK
From the flagship building with classics (Velázquez to Botticelli), to the Portrait Gallery (don't miss Ken Currie's haunting Three Oncologists), to the Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland's collection of artwork proves itself distinct from and no...
376 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5HX, UK
The deli is right down the road from Loopy Lorna’s. It’s the only place in Scotland to get the best French butter, and they sell some delicious rare cheeses. —Gaynor Salisbury 376 Morningside Rd. 44/(0) 131-447-8877. This story appeared in the...
INVERNESS, Scotland -- We were off like the prom dress to visit Scotland as soon as we read about the Disney/Pixar’s “Brave,” themed adventures sponsored by Visit Scotland. The travel savvy folks at Visit Scotland have taken the key themes of...
49-53 Queen's Rd, Aberdeen AB15 4YP, UK
I stayed at the Malmaison in Aberdeen, Scotland this past week - The accomodations are absolutely first class, great rooms, badrooms and beds. But the best of all was its food. Please try the Mussel Soup and the Salmon Salad. I have never tasted...
64 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NY, UK
“The Gandolfi was one of the first cafés to open in Glasgow. In my early 20s, it felt so cosmopolitan that you could have a salad or a glass of wine or a cappuccino in a place other than a restaurant or a pub. It’s set in the offices of the city’...
350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD, UK
"If I’m out drinking, I’ll go to the bar at the CCA, which has a great vegan café as well.” -Stewart Laing This appeared in the January/February 2014. Read more about Stewart Laing's Glasgow neighborhood.
121 Bath Ln, Glasgow G2 2SZ, UK
"Glasgow has a huge Italian community. People say you get the best ice cream in the world in this city because you’ve got the skills from Italy and the dairy from Scotland. Sarti, a family-run restaurant, is one of my favorite places to get a...
7 Buccleuch St, Glasgow G3 6SJ, UK
“This is a tiny little shop close to my home that’s been converted to an Indian restaurant with an open kitchen. It only has five or six tables, but it’s hugely popular and serves really great curry.” - Stewart Laing This appeared in the...
167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, UK
“For me, the art school is what Garnethill is all about. If I go out to buy a pint of milk, I pass this architectural landmark, and it still gives me a buzz. The school also has an art supply shop that I find very useful for my work.” -Stewart...
Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ, UK
While St. Kentigern (alternatively called St. Mungo)—Glasgow’s 7th-century patron saint—may well be mythical, early Roman Catholics venerated his memory and started a cult on the hillside site where they believe he worshipped. First a church was...
1 Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow G12 0UX, UK
I had heard that Glasgow was a bit rough and tumble, but the West End, lined with gorgeous Edwardian and Victorian homes, is definitely the posh part of town. And the Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, set in a series of three-story...
278 W George St, Glasgow G2 4LL, UK
A former 19th Century church, Malmaison Glasgow is full of character. With 72 rooms, including eight suites, kitted out with luxury trimming the hotel doesn't scrimp on class. The brasserie, which is housed in what used to be a crypt, is a popular...
Buchanan galleries, 220 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2FF, UK
When Blythswood Square was constructed in the Georgian area, it was meant to be the new center of the city. That didn't happen, but the elegant square is just a stone's throw from the thick of the action. Its centerpiece is Blythswood Square...
St. Andrew House, 141 W Nile St, Glasgow G1 2RN, UK
The Premier Inn chain of hotels has gained a solid reputation for delivering contemporary comfort at very reasonable prices. This city centre option is no exception and is handily placed for most of Glasgow's main attractions.
60 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3BW, UK
You get a lot of bang for your buck at this stylish option on the northern fringes of the city centre. Contemporary rooms boast striking decor and generous windows, while the lobby has a lounge area, a workspace and a 24-hour cafe.
75, Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA, UK
Although it is a relatively recent addition to Glasgow's hotel portfolio, Hotel Indigo somehow already feels timeless. Elegant decor throughout enhances this appeal. The attached Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, meanwhile, provides...
80 Jamaica St, Glasgow G1 4QG, UK
An appealing option for business and leisure travelers alike, the Jurys Inn Glasgow combines its prime location near Central Station with alluring trimmings such as a contemporary restaurant and a well-equipped business center.
44 W George St, Glasgow G2 1DH, UK
The plush rooms at this city centee option carry a strong hint of Scotland in everything from the judicious hints of tartan in the decor to the complimentary decanters of whisky, gin, and vodka. A rooftop restaurant continues the theme with...
99 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SF, UK
A recent nip and tuck has brought back the beauty of this Old Grand Dame rail hotel. As soon as you see the grand staircase it’ll be quickly evident why this property continues to get awards. A seven-time award-winner of the coveted Scottish Hotel...
50 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NE, UK
Hostels - the word alone is strong enough to awaken the worst feelings in the world. Dirt. Noise. Horny frat boys. Communal bathrooms. EW. But over the last few years, a new trend emerged in Europe, and more recently over the world. Luxury...
81-83 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, UK
Where would the students of Edinburgh be without Armstrong's? Since 1870, Edinburgh residents have been coming to this vintage emporium, much larger inside than its exterior suggests, for cheap and unique items of clothing representing every era...
130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
The best known part of Edinburgh is the main street, better known as The Royal Mile. In fact many things in the city have a royal or regal name. While waiting for breakfast in Garfunkel's Restaurant, the sun came out and so I snapped this somewhat...
21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, UK
Heading off the Royal Mile to find Greyfriar's Bobby, we passed this cafe that, by its name, I assumed was an Indian restaurant. But a closer look at the bottom of the main window stated that this was where the hero of Hogwarts was created. The...
Countryside Ranger Service, 69 Hermitage of Braid, Edinburgh EH10 6JF, UK
by Gaynor Salisbury, As Told To Nick Draney A great escape from the city. The nature reserve is a 10-minute walk from Loopy’s. It’s a great to way to work off too much cake. South of Hermitage Dr. fohb.org This story appeared in the...
Lochandhu Road, Taynuilt PA35 1JQ, UK
We love the west coast of Scotland and stayed at Bonawe House near Oban which is a beautiful set of holiday cottages in an amazing setting. We loved every second in our secluded spot, but still in toucing distance of everything in Oban.
11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AD, UK
At last, Scotland has begun to boast—justifiably—about its abundance of high-quality, locally available foodstuffs. One of the very best is fresh fish from the frigid clear waters around the nation and its hundreds of coastal islands. This modern...
28 Gibson St, Glasgow G12 8NX, UK
This West End spot is known for its haggis, but on my first night in Scotland, I wasn't quite up to that traditional savory pudding of sheep's pluck, oatmeal, onions, and spices encased in stomach lining and then stewed into submission. Instead, I...
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh EH8 8AL, UK
There are few things in life I hate more than hiking. I would sprint anyone given the opportunity - but hiking? No. Every hike that lasts more than 10 minutes is already 9 more minutes than I can handle. But, that doesn't mean I rebuke at every...
43 Mitchell St, Glasgow G1 3LN, UK
Having wowed diners in Edinburgh for some time, Chop Chop has proved a welcome addition to the Glasgow dining scene. They like to keep things simple here. The menu is short and manageable while a buffet option picks out the most popular dishes for...
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