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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...
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Inverness, UK
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...
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Northern Europe
One of my stops when I went backpacking with my sister in June 2012. Scotland was beautiful and friendly, but whether there really is a monster in this lake...we don't know ;)
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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...
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Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6XJ, UK
View of Urquart Castle overlooking Loch Ness. Did not see Nessie, but awesome nonetheless!
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Lairg IV27 4HN, UK
Traveling the single lane "highways" of Scotland's Highlands is a memorable experience. Here, an early morning view of Ardvreck Castle, a quintessential Scottish landscape; the castle remains date back to 1490.
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Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, UK
As we came around the bend on the main tourist route to the Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle majestically came into view. Located on a small tidal island in Loch Duich in the western part of the Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle is probably one of...
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Stonehaven AB39 2TL, UK
Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruined cliff-top fortress in a truly stunning setting. And just a half hour's drive from Aberdeen, Europe's oil-capital. William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots graced the Castle with their presence....
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Breakish, Isle of Skye IV42 8PY, UK
Scotland is not known for its cuisine. And I didn't go to the Isle of Skye looking for one of the best meals I've ever had. But that's the magic of travel, your best memories are the unexpected ones. I actually went to Red Skye trying to escape...
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Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, UK
It's the kind of party that packs the city streets, clogs public transportation and leaves an entire town with hungover revelers for days following. Yet when I told friends and family I was traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland for 'Hogmanay' over New...
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Stonehaven AB39 2TL, UK
On a cold, rainy morning in Sept, 2010 I hiked the 3km from Stonehaven to Dunnottar Castle. Public transport is available, but you are cheating yourself by not walking. The path to Dunnottar cuts through fields and is well-maintained. As you get...
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1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, UK
In my humble opinion, the service at the Hotel Missoni is a little bit over the top, but that's just my opinion, and I know that some people really enjoy that sort of theatre. That said, this is without a doubt one of the best places in the whole...
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Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6XJ, UK
This famous castle juts out into the mysterious Loch Ness; it's empty shell is ready for you to explore.
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Back in the day, Glasgow was a hotspot for graffiti crews and b-boy culture. Today that legacy lives on in the city's richly talented street artists. Glasgow has now set up a dedicated City Centre Mural Trail, which takes you to some of the city's...
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Stonehaven AB39 2TL, UK
Walking along the crispy cliffs of Scotland’s East Coast the mentality is the heavier the better. One strong gust of wind could send you over the edge into the cool waters below. Situated between the jagged rock face stands the remains of 15th...
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354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, UK
Haggis is a delicious traditional Scottish meal made of various meats. Don't let the exact ingredients intimidate you, if in Scotland you must indulge. Usually it is served with a form of potato. The two places I suggest to order haggis: Amber...
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Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ, UK
This castle is huge and the views are ridiculous. The first records dating the castle are from the 12th century. In 1124, King Alexander I died here. The castle was used by him and his successor as an administrative center as well as a residence...
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17 Main St, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing KY11 1JG, UK
In the port of North Queensferry, the Wee Restaurant sits in the shadow of the famous Forth Bridge, a short train ride from Edinburgh. Small by name and nature, the dining room holds 40 maximum. Owner and chef Craig Wood trained in some of...
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5 Parkgrove Terrace, Glasgow G3 7SD, UK
Over the last couple of decades, Scotland's population has been boosted by an influx of Poles. These migrants from Eastern Europe have settled well in Glasgow and their influence can be felt in a number of sectors -- including the restaurant and...
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Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DR, UK
I was inspired to visit Loopy Lorna's Tea House thanks to an article published in the November/December 2010 issue of AFAR. Having a sweet tooth and a passion for tea - I had to experience it myself. Beyond the unique & specialty tea menu, the...
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85 Morris St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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Bistro La Source is a classic European bistro off-the-path to almost everyone but expats. With a personal touch, they make everyone feel like a regular and offer some savory home-cooked dishes. The food ranges from typical pub fare to fan...
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Svartifoss Trail, Iceland
This was a pretty nice hike, the waterfall is about 1.5km from the information center and it's an inclined hike. It took us about 1 h there and less back as you go downhill on the way back. It was really worth the trouble to see this amazing...
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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...
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116 Dundee Rd, Perth PH2 7BB, UK
The gardens are full of rare plants. My favorite were the Himalayan poppies. I walked here from the city centre along the River Tay's river walk, which is also beautiful.
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The Helix, Falkirk, Grangemouth FK2 7ZT, UK
It was chance that brought us here to these magnificent structures. While boarding a plane to UK, saw a photo of the Kelpies in some FB/Twitter feed. During the journey, managed to find out where they were, and we made a stop at this lovely park...
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16 Fraser St, Inverness IV1 1DW, UK
The cooking is modern and fresh at this airy Inverness restaurant, with dining tables set over two spacious open-plan levels, most with a view across the River Ness. The fixed-price lunch for about $15 is an excellent value with dishes such as...
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Who needs Bruges? Elegant, handmade and preservative-free Belgian chocolates are the specialty of this local business sharing a shop with the Inverness Coffee Roasting Company—which for some is a match made in heaven. Those who crave dark...
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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.
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28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow G3 7RU, UK
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Glasgow is particularly well served by top-class Indian restaurants and Mother India is one of the city's best and most creative venues for the cuisine. Winning praise and awards for around two decades now, the restaurant offers made to order...