Scotland

The Travelettes City Guide to Glasgow

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For a long time, Glasgow was the second city of the Empire. Only London was more important. Today, it is the underdog of Scottish cities, slowly recovering from an economical crisis that not only ruined its industry, but also damaged its worldwide reputation. Time to step into the spotlight! I moved to Glasgow for my postgraduate degree without knowing an[...]

30 Awesome things to do in Edinburgh

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I'm not surprised that Edinburgh is the second most popular city in the UK for international visitors. London of course is leading the list, but Edinburgh sees about 13 million tourist every year! People come to see the medieval maze of courtyards, lanes and close, or the towering castle up on the hill; they come for the festivals during summer or a very spe[...]

25 Reasons for a Wintery Road Trip in Scotland

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  I will admit that there may or may not have been a guy involved when I started to plan a mini road trip in Scotland in the midst of November. Men in kilts with sexy accents - surely that's a good enough reason?! But even if you can't find yourself your very own Highlander there are lots of great reasons to go to Scotland right now. 1. Outlan[...]

10 Female Instagrammers that make you want to go to Scotland

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Finding reasons to go to Scotland is not hard at all. Be it for the natural beauty of the Western Isles, a monster hunt in the Highlands, the almost-tropical beaches of the Outer Hebrides, the medieval Old Town of Edinburgh or the thriving art and design scenes of Glasgow or Dundee - Scotland is definitely worth a top spot on your bucket list. Whenever I'm s[...]

5 Days in Great Britain with Safestay Hostels

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It's not easy to plan the perfect itinerary through Great Britain, and it is even harder if you only have five days to spare. You want to see the island's great towns, the bustling capital of London, learn a bit about the history but also delve into the gorgeous countryside. How is is all going to fit? Long story short, it doesn't of course - there is way[...]

Beaches & Castles: A Different Side to Scotland

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I'd like you to close your eyes and think about Scotland. What do you see? Maybe Highland cows and bagpipers, men in kilts with nothing underneath, the medieval streets of Edinburgh, a steam train on a viaduct or a narrow road winding its way through the Highland mountains? If so, you only know half the picture, because Scotland has a completely different si[...]

Gone Sea Kayaking: A Weekend in Oban

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It is not often that we get an exceptionally sunny and warm Spring weekend in Scotland, but when it happens I am the first to get long for adventure. Not too long ago it was such a weekend, so my boyfriend and I rented a car and drove north. We had our minds set on a little Scottish coastal town not too far from Glasgow but special enough to get away from it[...]

The Top 10 Experiences in Scotland

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If you would have told me that I am still in Glasgow today and with no intention to leave anytime soon when I moved here almost three years ago, I would have shaken my head in wild disbelief. And yet, Glasgow has managed to do, what Vienna, Berlin & Co couldn't do in the past - it made me want to stay. The city is a creative hotspot, with great universit[...]

The Best of Scotland in One Day

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When most people start to plan their trip to Scotland, they think of the essentials first: Edinburgh, medieval castles, rolling hills, Highland cows, islands and lakes, whisky and last but not least, an umbrella. Of course, Scotland is so much more than that and a seasoned Scotland-expert will tell you that an umbrella in the Scottish rain-wind combination i[...]