Culross Scotland 


Culross is a beautiful, historic town located in the Kingdom of Fife. It is widely regarded as being one of the most picturesque as it sits and looks out over that Firth of Forth. Local lore has it that the town was founded by St Serf, and as you wander around the place you can easily let your imagination take you to these same streets some several centuries in the past. The streets are charming, the buildings white and colour washed and topped with traditional red tiles. The Town House…

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Kelso Scotland 


Kelso is situated at the point where the rivers Teviot and Tweed merge. It is a beautiful setting which has allowed for the creation of a truly picturesque town. It is a town with a long history, partly religious and partly bloody with the scars of war. It was in 1128 that Kind David granted permission to the monks that lived here to build themselves an abbey, an abbey which would be located across the water from his castle. Roxburgh was one a great and mighty castle, though all that…

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Bearsden Scotland 


Bearsden is located on the outskirts of Glasgow and is one of the more affluent of the city’s suburbs. It is a fantastic place to stay if you are looking to be close to the city without the hustle and bustle of distracting city noises. It also makes a great location if you want to explore this part of Scotland as the cities of Edinburgh and Stirling are also within easy reach. Part of the Roman Antonine wall runs through the town and once here you will find that there…

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Auchterarder Scotland 


Auchterarder is a small town in the heart of Perthshire, not too far from the vibrant city of Perth. The town has long been referred to by the Scots as ‘The Lang Toun’ as it is home to the longest high street in the whole of Scotland, stretching through the town for more than a mile until it finally connects with the neighbouring town of Aberuthven. Though you may not instantly recognise the name of the town, Auchterarder is home to the internationally renowned Gleneagles Hotel, which is set to…

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Lochgilphead Scotland 


As the name of the place would suggest, the town of Lochgilphead lies at the apex of a small loch known as Loch Gilp, which is considered an off shoot from the much larger Loch Fyne. It is a town that mostly dates from the eighteenth century and grew up around the road which was constructed to run from Inverary through to Campbelltoen. The town grew in stature with the opening of the Crinan Canal and has for a long time been considered something of a staging post for exploring…

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Penicuik Scotland 


The town of Penicuik is ideally located for exploring the city of Edinburgh as it is one of the beautiful border counties. Transport into the city centre is available via a bus service around every 10 minutes so there is no need to face the daunting prospect of driving into the heart of Scotland’s capital city. The historic heart of the town is Penicuik House which has a number of links to Robert the Bruce. There are a number of well maintained walks around the estate that you can enjoy…

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Crieff Scotland 


Crieff is everything you would expect from a town on the edge of the Highlands. It is located a little west of the major city of Perth and is literally right on the border where the Lowlands become the Highlands. The town was built along the Highland Boundary Fault Line and although it is now a haven for tourists, it was once a major player in the political and judicial history of this part of Scotland. Crieff was once a centre for trade, mainly in cattle. Between the sixteenth and…

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Dumfries Scotland 


The historic town of Dumfries also goes by the name of ‘Queen of the South’ and is most widely associated with one of Scotland’s national heroes the Bard Robert Burns. The town is located along the banks of the Nith River and has seen a lot of history taking place since it was first founded. The town owes much of its existence to Lady Devorgilla of the Balliol family who had a large share of the power in the area. She paid for the construction of the first bridge across…

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Portpatrick Scotland 


If you are someone who thinks about a seaside resort in terms of fish and chip shops, amusement arcades and ice cream parlours then Portpatrick is probably not for you. If however, you think of sleepy pastel coloured cottages, a stunning coastline and all the trappings of a traditional seaside town then at Portpatrick you have struck gold. This pretty coastal town is located on the western side of the Rhinns of Galloway Penninsula. Those pretty pastel coloured houses which look out to sea are all nestled around a small…

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Linlithgow Scotland 


Perhaps most famous as the birthplace of the infamous Mary Queen of Scotts, there is much more to the town of Linlithgow than just the palace where she was born. Of course the palace is the largest of the town’s attractions which lies at the halfway point between the city of Edinburgh and Falkirk. The palace ruin is located along the side of the loch and dates from the fifteenth century. There is something about the ruins that makes you want to explore and learn more about this wonderful place.…

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