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Undiscovered Scotland

Undiscovered Scotland
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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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. Kilchurn Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland Many Scottish castles tell the story of the changing times they lived through. It is quite common to find a castle that started life as a stronghold before being converted over the years to first a comfortable, then a showcase, home: or which was abandoned in favour of a nearby fine house when the struggle of conversion became too much trouble, and defence was no longer a priority. Kilchurn Castle evolved in a slightly different way. It was built in about 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, and it started life as a five storey tower house with a courtyard defended by an outer wall.

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

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.

Glasgow revealed as the UK city which has inspired the most song titles February 2, 2012 12:01 Scottish city narrowly edges out Edinburgh, Birmingham and Liverpool More Various Artists news, reviews, videos and tour dates Buy Various Artists music from Amazon Glasvegas, who are from Glasgow Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan/Press Top 10 London Markets - Things To Do London markets sell everything from food to flowers, modern art to antiques, clothes to curios. Large, sprawling markets such as Spitalfields, Camden Market or Portobello Road are ideal if you want to spend a day wandering about, hopefully finding a few bargains along the way. Greenwich is great for gifts and local designers, and you can't beat Borough for a quick bite. Alfies Antique Market London's largest indoor market is a treasure trove of antique and vintage clothes, collectables and 20th century design pieces.

Hillwalking in Scotland Hillwalking is a pursuit enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world. It extremely popular in the UK and especially in Scotland where we are blessed with more than our fair share of the beatiful and the rugged mountain landscape. More than this, almost all of the mountain ranges in Scotland are easily accessible. As an extension to the Archive we thought that it would be useful to publish information related to mountaineering and hillwalking in Scotland. Not everyone who comes here (including hardened rock climbers) wants to rock climb but hundreds of thousands of visitors would love to explore our mountain ranges, if only they could get any information! While publishing general hillwalking we are also slowly compiling articles on classic mountaineering routes and wet weather alternatives (scrambles/rock) when most rock-climbing is out of the question.

The London Street Food Guide - Compiled by Victoria Philpott Street food in London is tasty, cheap and plentiful – when you know where to look. If you’re looking for cheap eats London is the place to be. The creativity behind our street food stalls when it comes to cooking and serving is inspiring. There really is something for everyone. 20 free attractions in London Who cares if London's hotels and restaurants tend to be on the expensive side? No city in the world has more free stuff to do. In addition to world-class museums without a ticket admission, you get the parks, canal walks, super markets (Portobello Road Market at Notting Hill Gate, Camden Market at Chalk Farm Rd, wonderful Columbia Road Flower Market at Gosset St in East London etc) and maybe some royal-spotting, and you can fill a life.

Welcome to Britain’s first open air museum - Highland Folk Museum April – August 10.30 – 17.30 September – October 11.00 – 16.30 No entry charge. Open 7 days. Here at the Highland Folk Museum we give our visitors a flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s! We do this by displaying over 30 historical buildings and furnishing them appropriate to their time period. Some have been built from scratch on site and some have been moved here from other locations.

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