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Things to do in Scotland

Edinburgh Castle , Edinburgh
A major monument of Scottish heritage and one of the world's most striking fortresses, Edinburgh Castle dominates the city's skyline. Sitting
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Walking tours , Edinburgh
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Natural History Museum
National Museum of Scotland combines one museum on Scottish antiquities, culture, and history and another on technology, natural history, and
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See Edinburgh’s shady side. The gruesome and the glorious. The ghostly and the ghastly. This 2-hour tour is a wickedly entertaining walk on the wild and dark side of the Scottish capital. Explore the spots where murders, monsters and mayhem have become things of legend, and visit Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard, two of Edinburgh’s most chilling cemeteries. Throughout the tour, hear real-life tales of witches, body-snatchers, vampires, cannibals and more from your entertaining guide.
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Royal Yacht Britannia , Edinburgh
Aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, see how the royals lived while on the water. Originally launched in 1953 and decommissioned in 1997, this luxur
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Experience 17th-century Edinburgh by touring The Real Mary King's Close. This collection of underground alleyways features buildings dating b
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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
Tourists flock to the historic Highlands to search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, but things to do in Scotland include many other activities. The small country is not only packed with thousands of years of history, but also outstanding natural wonders, many of which remain part of Cairngorms National Park. From Edinburg Castle to family-oriented museums like Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. The county of Aberdeenshire delights visitors with its castles, while the Hebrides boasts unspoiled beaches and fine whisky distilleries.

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Places to visit in Scotland

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