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    Dominated by the twin and fiercely contrasting cities of ornate, castle-dominated Edinburgh and working class yet emotive Glasgow, the northernmost part of the UK attracts visitors by the bucket load, eager to soak up the deep-rooted heritage, the quirky local cultures and even to hunt for monsters amongst the deep waters of notorious Loch Ness.

    Edinburgh’s perhaps the best starting point, where you can walk the Royal Mile, stare from the heights of the spectacular castle and sample Haggis in one of the hundreds of plush restaurants. Edinburgh peaks for The Fringe, an annual, international theatre and culture festival that draws shows from all over the world, and pushes prices to the upper limit. Hogmanay, the city’s infamously manic New Year’s celebration, is also a special time to drop by.

    Glasgow is more ‘deep fried mars bar’ than haggis, though it does have a beautifully old-school city centre, complete with some of the country’s best shopping, and offers sports fans the chance to catch one of football’s greatest rivalries, Glasgow Celtic vs. Glasgow Rangers. It’s also a great launching spot for the many attractions of the wet, mossy highlands.

    In amongst the ample whiskey distilleries and still lochs (lakes) of the northern end of Scotland, you can drift off into a seemingly endless, dramatic expanse of countryside, or head for the rugged, wave-battered beauty of one of the many northern island’s. If you hit the very tip, you’ll find ‘John O ‘Groats’, the tiny Highland Village that marks the launching point of many cross-country trips, as well as being home to some spectacular craggy cliffs and views out into the North Atlantic Ocean.

    Many parts of Scotland are still under the control of nature; little accessed and begging to be explored for the more adventurous traveler. Others are steeped in ancient and attractive culture, dingy in winter yet sparkling with character and local charm. You can even try skiing, though we’d suggest a hot whisky and brisk hike to one of the many peaks is more in order. And when it comes to heading back south, how about a stroll along Scotland’s border marker, Hadrian’s Roman Wall?

    In 2014 residents will vote in a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.
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    • Taymouth Castle
      17.86 Km from Scotland
      Taymouth Castle is situated just north-east of the village of Kenmore, Perth and Kinross in the Highlands of Scotland. It stands on the site of the much older Balloch Castle (built in 1550), which was demolished to be rebuilt on a much larger scale in the early 19th century by the Campbells of Breadalbane. Built in the neo-Gothic style on a lavish scale, no expense was spared on the castle's interior, which was decorated with extravagant sumptuousness incorporating carvings, plasterwork and mura...
    • Crieff Hydro
      25.56 Km from Scotland
      Crieff Hydro is a hotel in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. The purpose-built hotel opened in 1868 as the Crieff Hydropathic Establishment, and is locally known as the Hydro. It was founded in 1868 by Dr Thomas Henry Meikle, who had received treatment at a centre in Gräfenberg, Austria (now known as Lázně Jeseník, Czech Republic), where Vincenz Priessnitz had built such an establishment. Preissnitz based his pharmacopeia on water, plenty of exercise, fresh mountain air, water treatments in the cool...
    • Aberfeldy distillery
      26.25 Km from Scotland
      Aberfeldy Distillery is a distillery in Scotland that distills Aberfeldy single malt Scotch Whisky.
    • Innerpeffray Library
      30.74 Km from Scotland
      Innerpeffray Library was the first lending library in Scotland. It is located in the hamlet of Innerpeffray, by the River Earn in Perth and Kinross, 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Crieff. The library building is Category A listed. Innerpeffray consists of an early complete and very important group of educational and religious buildings, all founded, built or rebuilt by the Drummond family of Strathearn. The library was founded by David Drummond, 3rd Lord Madertie (died 1692), before 1680, when he...
    • Cromlix House
      32.26 Km from Scotland
      Cromlix House is a Victorian mansion near Kinbuck, Perthshire. It was built in 1874 as a family residence, and has since been operated as a hotel. The hotel closed in 2011 and in early 2013 it was bought by tennis player Andy Murray. The hotel re-opened in April 2014 under the name CROMLIX, managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI). There are records of Cromlix from the 1500s when the Bishop of Dunblane sold the lands of Cromlix to his brother, Robert Chisholm. The present hou...
    • Argaty
      33.47 Km from Scotland
      Argaty is a farm estate located just over a mile northeast of Doune, Stirling, Scotland. The present Argaty House dates from the 19th century with baronial additions in the 1860s and 1920s, but was largely destroyed by fire in April 2011. Argaty farm is host to central Scotland's only red kite feeding station where visitors can come and watch the birds, recently reintroduced to their former natural habitat through a program managed by the RSPB and Scottish Natural Heritage. In 1982 ownership of ...
    • Doune Castle
      35.25 Km from Scotland
      Doune Castle is a medieval stronghold near the village of Doune, in the Stirling district of central Scotland. The castle is sited on a wooded bend where the Ardoch Burn flows into the River Teith. It lies 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Stirling, where the Teith flows into the River Forth. Upstream, 8 miles (13 km) further north-west, the town of Callander lies at the edge of the Trossachs, on the fringe of the Scottish Highlands. Recent research has shown that Doune Castle was originally built i...
    • Gleneagles Hotel
      36.11 Km from Scotland
      Gleneagles Hotel is a luxury hotel near Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
    • Pitlochry Church of Scotland
      37.30 Km from Scotland
      Pitlochry Church of Scotland is a congregation of the Church of Scotland, a Presbyterian Church. The church building is located in Church Road, Pitlochry, in Perthshire, Scotland. The church today serves the tourist town of Pitlochry in the Tummel valley. The church is a category A listed building.
    • Blair Drummond Safari Park
      37.61 Km from Scotland
      Blair Drummond Safari Park is a Zoo and Safari Park located near Stirling in Scotland. Opened to the public in 1970, it is spread over 120 acres (49 ha). The safari park features drive-through reserves, a boat safari, and a safari bus that is free to visitors.

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 2.6 274.8 36.7 108.2
    Feb 3.2 186.9 37.8 73.6
    Mar 4.7 141.4 40.5 55.7
    Apr 7.1 115 44.8 45.3
    May 10 106.8 50 42
    Jun 13 97.6 55.4 38.4
    Jul 14.4 121.3 57.9 47.8
    Aug 14 143.7 57.2 56.6
    Sep 11.9 150.3 53.4 59.2
    Oct 8.6 217.6 47.5 85.7
    Nov 5.4 214.4 41.7 84.4
    Dec 3.6 251.2 38.5 98.9

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