John o’ Groats Scotland 

John o’ Groats

Perhaps one of the most famous areas in Scotland, John O’Groats is a site of pilgrimage for those who want to feel as though they are standing on the edge of the world as they know it, looking out at the wide expanse of the sea that lays before them as this is the very top of mainland Scotland.  Though not necessarily the most northerly point, it is recognised as being the very top of the United Kingdom. Once there you will find a sign that states that you are…

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Aberdeen Scotland 


Referred to as the ‘Granite City’ because of the wide use of the stone as a building material, Aberdeen sits where the Rivers Don and Dee flow into the North Sea. The city developed quickly and had its own castle by the 1100’s, as well as a leper house, a market and a friary, closely followed by a school and a hospital. Like many other cities in Scotland it has had something of a turbulent history, with fires and invasions as well as the Black Death, yet the city always…

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Edinburgh Scotland 


Edinburgh is a stunningly beautiful city small enough to be explored on foot and yet big enough to inspire the imagination. The city itself is generally built up around the Royal Mile, which is the original main street of the city leading down from the castle, and leads all the way to Holyrood Palace, and the Scottish Parliament building. Unlike other cities it is quite difficult to get lost in Edinburgh as the city is quite compact with the majority of streets in the new town laid out in a…

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Inverness Scotland 


Regarded as the Capital City of the Highland region, the city of Inverness is situated at the northern end of the Great Glen, at the point where the River Ness meets and flows away into the Moray Firth. This city has been the gateway to the highland regions for centuries. It was an ancient fortress located on the western side of the city that was the home and defensive base of the Pictish Kings as far back as the 400’s. It is believed that this ancient fortress met destruction in…

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Dundee Scotland 


The city of Dundee is situated on the banks of the Tay Estuary; it has been through much upheaval in the past having to totally rebuild and subsequently reinvent itself three times over in the last three and a half centuries and is now set for all of the opportunities that the twenty first century may bring. It is believed that during the time of the Roman occupation of Britain, that the Romans used Dundee as a supply base and port, so the area has a long tradition of being…

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