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Aberdeen, Scotland: 5 budget tips for exploring the Granite City region

Aberdeen, Scotland: 5 budget tips for exploring the Granite City region

Aberdeen is an appealing city, sturdy and solid. In part, this observation is architectural. The city’s predominant building material is granite, something that gives central Aberdeen an attractive if austere uniformity. Aberdeen is also the center of Scotland’s oil industry—even the whole continent. The city uses the tagline “Energy capital of Europe.” As you might » Read more

Exploring Europe: Really Rural Scotland

Exploring Europe: Really Rural Scotland

“Yes, we’ve been all over Scotland,” said the couple we met on the fast train from Edinburgh down to London. They told how, during two full weeks in the country, they had been to Loch Lomond, Royal Deeside, Balmoral and elsewhere. They had even ventured west to Glenfinnan (where Bonnie Price Charlie and Harry Potter » Read more

Heading for the Hills: Escapes from Scottish Cities

Heading for the Hills: Escapes from Scottish Cities

Glasgow and Edinburgh are both very fine cities to be sure, but they are not the Highlands. Most visitors to Scotland want to smell the tang of heather and feel a Highland breeze and you’ll certainly not do that in Princes Street in Edinburgh. Here are some suggestions for day trips into the Scottish hills. » Read more

Scotland: Rediscovering Dundee

Dundee’s renaissance started in the 1980s when the ship Discovery, built in Dundee and used by Captain Scott on his Antarctic trip, was returned to the city as a visitor attraction. The city is now a renowned center for biomedical research and the development of computer games. The View, one of the UK’s hottest bands » Read more