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Scotland Travel Guide
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Kilchurn Castle

 

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Some countries are blessed with a combination of natural beauty, historical monuments and great weather. Scotland has it all, except the weather. Yet Scots, who have mastered the art of tourism like few others, will ensure there is no dwelling on such a minor detail. Here, family fun is assured no matter what Mother Nature has planned for outside. And the search for magic in the liking of Harry Potter is just the beginning. Hillwalking and historical sites, city touring and canoeing, island hoping and a great variety of museums make certain that a family holiday in Scotland is enjoyable and exciting.

Whether you plan to hill walk, horseback ride or bike through mountains and mores, sail or windsurf along miles and miles of untamed coast or relax on one of Scotland's many islands, families will quickly discover what has inspired painters, poets and writers for centuries over. The rugged natural beauty of the Scottish landscape will prove hard to forget long after your holiday is over.

And the Scots value each moment in history as much as every feature of their land. They will draw your attention to every stone, ruin and castle, making even the smallest feature significant. As you stroll through the country's historic sites and nearly 400 museums help older children as they wonder, what makes the Scottish national identity so strong?

Once you've taken in the landscape and uncovered the country's history why not give Scotland's cities a try. Glasgow, with its modern architecture, art galleries and fashionable restaurants, and Edinburgh's dramatic setting and elegance are sure to please even the most urban jaded families.

While your children may not be ready for "haggis" - a spicy sausage made of sheep or lamb innards, mixed with oatmeal, cooked in the animal's stomach and served with mashed turnip and potatoes -- hearty breakfasts and fresh seafood will ensure they are well nourished throughout the family holiday. The AA's (Automobile Association) Rosette ratings offer a reliable guide to restaurants. While children are not allowed in the bar area, a meal at a local pub offers an insight into Scottish social life.
Tourist Attractions in Scotland
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Dalmally, Argyll PA33 1AN

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Cruachan Power Station is great place to take budding engineers. Learn about hydroelectric power as well as the construction and operation of this underground power station. ...
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Kilmartin, Argyll PA31 8RQ

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Kilmartin House Museum, a church manse turned archaeological museum, is great place to begin a tour of Kilmartin Glen. Discover the history of Kilmartin. Learn about prehisto ...
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Stafford Street

Oban, Argyll PA37 1QF

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Oban Distillery is one of the oldest Scotch whiskey distilleries in Scotland. It was once the heart and soul of the town of Oban. Founded in 1794, Oban Distillery was built b ...
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Church Square

Inveraray, Argyll PA32 8TX

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Inveraray Jail is a top attraction in Argyll. A tour of this Scottish prison built in 1848 offers insight to 19th century justice and life in a gaol. Tour the old and new pri ...
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Oban, Argyll PA37 1QA

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Dunstaffnage Castle is steeped in Scottish history. Built around 1220, it is one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland. Dunstaffnage was the site of numerous Scottish skirm ...
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