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Undiscovered Scotland: Home Page

Undiscovered Scotland: Home Page
Hello, and welcome to Undiscovered Scotland, the ultimate online guide to Scotland. The site is a combination of visitor guide, accommodation listing and business directory, and aims to show you what the country is really like. You can navigate the site using clickable maps or menus. There are a range of other resources to help you, including the Alphabetical Index, the Site Index, the Accommodation Index, the Late Availability listings page, the Search page, the Site Info section, the Links section, the What's New page and Scotfax. Users of mobile devices can use our Mobile Menus. For information about cookies and privacy, see here.

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History of Scotland Scotland was first decisively settled after the end of the last glacial period (in the paleolithic), roughly 10,000 years ago. Prehistoric Scotland entered the Neolithic Era about 4000 BC, the Bronze Age about 2000 BC, and the Iron Age around 700 BC. The recorded history of Scotland begins with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, the Roman province of Britannia reached as far north as the Antonine Wall, which once ran from the Clyde to the Forth. To the north lay the territory of Caledonia, whose people were described as "Picti" in Latin, meaning ‘painted ones’. Due to constant incursions from these Picti the Roman legions would be forced back to Hadrian's Wall within 20 years of its construction, and forced to abandon the territory by the beginning of the 3rd century.

Our pick: 10 walks to tidal islands Scotland’s Islands. There is always something magical about visiting them. Usually this means taking a boat – but there are also many islands to which you can walk across the sands or stony shores at low tide. Look at the map and spot all those Isle Ornsays and Oronsays – the name comes from the old Norse Örfirisey meaning “tidal” or “ebb island”. Historical Attractions In Edinburgh Don't be fooled by the serenity, Edinburgh is a city with a vibrant and violent history. It was once home to brutal murderers, grave robbers and cannibals who have left the locals with more than a handful of tales that will make your blood run cold... find out all about it at the Edinburgh Dungeon ! 'Auld Reekie' (or 'Old Smoky', Edinburgh's nickname as a result of the notoriously poor air quality in the past) is also a city of writers, inventors and royalty.

Explorer Pass Pay only once and enjoy admission to Scotland's top visitor attractions. Whether you’re looking for a family day out or have an interest in Scottish History you’ll find plenty to do at our properties. With attractions ranging from the Royal Castles of Edinburgh & Stirling to the ancient mystical sites of Skara Brae and Maeshowe on Orkney, you're sure to see the very best of Scotland's fascinating history. Buy Your Explorer Pass Online Now Pass Benefits:Free entry to Historic Scotland's 78 paid propertiesFree entry to our fantastic programme of daytime eventsBeat the queues at Edinburgh & Stirling Castles20% discount on audio guides at Edinburgh Castle

A Taste of Scotland It was the readiness with which he spoke of them. It was the context. He knew that I had arrived in , for my first visit, just an hour earlier. He and I were all of 90 seconds into our conversation. “You have to eat haggis,” he said, not in the manner of someone making a recommendation but in the manner of someone issuing a dare. A taunting manner. Ewan J. Innes, MA(Hons Scot. Hist.) The National Trust for Scotland Enter the name of a Trust place, place name, city or region Map Data Map data ©2015 Google Map West AffricMountain CountrysideRoss-shire, Highlands, IV40 8HQ Georgian HouseHistoric House/PalaceEdinburgh, Edinburgh & lothian, EH2 4DR

Historic North Wales The age of Chivalry to which so many Welsh castles belong evokes romantic images of heroic knights winning fair ladies' hands. But when you look at the design and construction of Snowdonia's medieval castles , it's clear this wasn't a romantic age at all, but one of hardship and brutality. Snowdonia's castles tell the story of the region's struggles for independence from the English crown, and some of Snowdonia's best-known castles were built by the English king, Edward I, in an effort to subdue the Welsh.

Scotland: A Brief History On Thursday, December 18, 1997, Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar launched one of the most far-reaching changes to the British constitution by presenting a Bill to implement Scotland's first parliament in 300 years. The exuberant Secretary stated that the Bill was a more radical piece of legislation than dreamed of only one year before. The Scottish Parliament is expected to be fully operational by the year 2000, and the Bill itself should receive the Royal Assent during the second half of 1998 in time for elections to be held in the first half of the following year. Sovereignty would continue to rest ultimately with Westminster; the Queen would remain head of state for the whole United Kingdom and the Government in London would remain responsible for key "reserved" matters, including foreign policy, defense and national security.

Accommodation at Comrie Croft We love wild camping in Scotland, so when we set up our campsite this was our idea: beautiful, accessible wild camping with decent facilities and hot showers. So you get to enjoy a campfire (marshmallows and sausages for sale in the shop!) a view of the hills or birch woods but without rows of caravans, and with a bit more space and privacy.