Scotland

Clans of Scotland

The Great Clans of Scotland

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A land of majestic rolling hills, mountains and lochs, bold tartans and ringing bagpipes, Scotland captures the imagination at every turn. This country is endlessly inspiring, from its wild and windswept landscapes to its colorful…

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

What to See on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

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Connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyroodhouse Palace, the official Scottish residence of the Queen, The Royal Mile is arguably the city’s most important area. Jam-packed with cobbled courtyards, secret stairways, towering tenements and incredible cityscape views,…

Ten Facts You Never Knew About the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Thanks to the Edinburgh Festival, which spans almost the whole of August, Scotland’s capital isn’t just on the map for holidaying Brits each summer, but draws in a huge international clientele too. And the festival’s…

The Most Beautiful Royal Palaces in Britain

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Some of Britain’s finest buildings are undoubtedly its royal palaces. Before the Tudor period, castles tended to be the premier statements of power, but by the end of the Wars of the Roses wide moats,…

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Where to Visit in August

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August tends to conjure visions of crowded beaches, soaring temperatures and even higher prices. However, suffering any of these tribulations is usually a sign of woeful planning rather than any properties the month itself might…

A Night Of Robert Burns

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A local account by Insight Tour Director Mike Doughty Off for a night out to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet.  It’s strict dress code this evening so for me…

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Where to Visit in May

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May means different things for the two hemispheres. In the northern half, spring melts into summer, and in the southern, autumn, with all its virtues, gets into full swing. The Far East has its own…