Glasgow Scotland 

Glasgow Zoo

Glasgow Zoo, also known as Calderpark Zoo, was a once renowned zoo within Scotland and a favourite day trip for animal enthusiasts and tourists. Although the zoo closed its doors on the 25th August 2003, during its peak this zoo attracted an approximate of 140,000 visitors a year and was home to over 600 animals. The zoo also has 24 full-time staff members and provided seasonal and part-time jobs. About Glasgow Zoo The Glasgow Zoo first opened its doors to the public in 1947, but sadly, the zoo was unable…

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Whithorn, Scotland

If you’ve never explored the South West corner of Scotland, then Whithorn is the place to change that. Home to some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, alongside the rich history and culture, this is a hidden gem that should top your bucket list. Whithorn Centre The centre of Whithorn is the place to start, with plenty of places and events to join in with. Here, you’ll find plenty of arts and crafts for sale, and since the 2013 initiative by Create Whithorn, the annual Arts & Crafts Trail promotes local…

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Dumfries Scotland 

Kirkcudbright, Scotland

Kirkcudbright can be considered one of the most colourful towns in the south west corner of Scotland, hosting plenty of festivals, exhibitions and events for you to be a part of. With picturesque scenery, friendly locals and culture like no other, Kirkcudbright is one of the hidden gems of Scotland and is well worth the visit for your next trip. What’s Going On? There are plenty of events and activities going on all year round, giving you plenty of opportunity to find something right for you. There’s the annual Scottish…

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Maeshowe, Scotland

It should come as no surprise that Maeshowe, Scotland draws in the history buffs each and every year as it is home to the Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, which has been dubbed one of the best chambered tombs in all of Europe. The ancient site is able to transport visitors to another time and place, and thanks to the serene stillness of its surroundings, it really makes an imprint on people. For those who aren’t familiar with this absolutely awe-inspiring tomb that is thought to have been built around 5,000 years…

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Orkney Orkney Islands Scotland 

The Italian Chapel

Located on the tiny uninhabited island of Lamb Homb in Scotland’s memorable Orkney Islands, The Italian Chapel is an inspiring Catholic church that was constructed by prisoners of war during World War II. The site has become a popular tourist destination, attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually. The chapel was started as a makeshift structure consisting of two WWII-era Nissen huts that were adjoined and then covered in other materials. The effort and artistry that went into the chapel’s construction has fuelled awe and inspiration from both locals and tourists,…

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Isle of Mull

Located next to the Isle of Iona, the Isle of Mull lies just off the West Coast of Scotland. This island has become well known by watchers of popular BBC TV programmes Springwatch and Coast, with the presenter, Gordon Buchanan who is from and lives on the Isle of Mull. Mull is also the setting for the popular children’s CBeebies programme Balamory, which takes inspiration from the coloured houses of Tobermory on Mull. Family Destination If you are looking for a Scottish break with the family, the Isle of Mull…

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Isle of Skye Portree Scotland 


A bustling port and thriving cultural centre, Portree is the main town on the Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland. Set around the natural harbour and fringed with cliffs and high ground, Portree is a popular holiday destination for tourists and the harbour is used for both industrial fishing boats and pleasure craft. The town is home to a whole range of excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool, boat cruises and pony-trekking trails plus plenty of opportunities for shopping. Attractions The cultural hub for the Isle of…

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Montrose Scotland 


The coastal town of Montrose is situated between Dundee and Aberdeen, and boasts a wide, sandy beach along with an attractive town centre. With a pleasant old centre and popular visitor attractions such as an interesting museum and art gallery, Montrose is a great little town to visit. Nature lovers are attracted to this area thanks to the fact that it sits on the edge of a virtually landlocked two-mile square mud lagoon known as the Basin, which is a nature reserve home to many wildfowl and wading birds. Wildlife…

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Banff Scotland 


The former county town of the traditional Scottish county of Banffshire, Banff is a town that is now a large part of Aberdeenshire and is a sea port and royal burgh. Standing on the west bank of the River Deveron where it meets the North Sea and facing McDuff, which is situated on the east side of the river, Banff is built on a series of terraces which are cut into the hillside above the harbour. History The history of Banff is one which is long and varied. Way back…

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Fort William Scotland 

Fort William

Fort William, known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’, lies on the shores of Loch Linnhe. The town is surrounded by magnificent mountains, in particular Ben Nevis, and the local scenery is breathtaking.  Fort William is the second largest town in the Highlands and is well connected with the rest of Scotland and the UK. The town itself is rather unfortunately bisected by a busy dual carriageway, which sits between it and the banks of the loch. Despite this, Fort William is a nice little town and a great…

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