Scotland


A lively and welcoming city in modern times, Edinburgh shows traces of human activity since as early as 8500 BC. Edinburgh officially became the capital of Scotland in 1437 and has seen countless visitors walk their streets ever since. Many years of history have left their mark on this Scottish city, developing into cobbled alleys, detailed architecture, royal ties, and timeless collections that make up...

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More than a thousand years of history, mystery, and tradition have shaped Edinburgh into the Scottish city it is today. The city offers plenty to do no matter what type of traveler you are or who you’re traveling with. Read on to get lost in Edinburgh’s enchantment and find inspiration to start planning your next trip! Settled Upon Extinct Volcanoes At the highest point in...

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Don’t get me wrong, there’s something enticing about traveling to a new place that you have never been to. But sometimes, there are those destinations that you continue to feel drawn to long after you have left. There’s something pulling you back there and you hope that one day you’ll have the chance to return. When I heard about Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There,...

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The last day in Scotland, May 22nd, had arrived and would be spent in the Scottish countryside. Our first stop was Stirling, where we learned about the Wars of Independence and the REAL story of William Wallace of Braveheart. Next we went to Kilmahog, where I got to meet Hamish <3 I thought he was the cutest thing ever!! He is a Highland Cow, which...

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Free day today to do whatever we want! It was May 21st and me and the group of amazing people I spent the day with really made use out of our day off to explore more of Scotland. We got a head start on the day by first going to do Arthur’s Seat Hike. Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano that is 250.5 meters (or...

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After spending our first night in The Hostel, we started May 20th by heading to the Royal Yacht Britannia. We had to walk about 2 miles to catch a bus to take us to Port of Leith, Ocean Terminal. The Royal Britannia sailed the waters carrying the Queen and the Royal Family for 44 years. It was taken out of service in 1994 and is now...

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We arrived in Edinburgh around 6pm on May 19th and we were in for a special treat… we stayed at The Hostel (yes, that’s the name.. they don’t even bother trying to fool you). When we arrived, the Hearts had just beaten the Hibs in the Scottish Cup Final. The Scottish Cup Final is football, or what we call soccer in America. It was a...

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