Country being part of the United Kingdom and occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain

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Getting from Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow with lots of luggage

I wonder what the options are for going from Edinburgh Airport to Linlithgow with lots of luggage? (Two persons with two bags each. Maybe "normal" luggage for most people but I normally travel light.) ...
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Balmoral: The Right to Roam and the Royal Family

The Queen maintains a large estate in Scotland called Balmoral; originally built during the reign of Victoria, it has been the favourite get-away spot for all British monarchs since. Legislation ...
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Travel options from London to Edinburgh

I plan to travel from London to Edinburgh this November and want to know the fastest option to travel from London to Edinburgh
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What are the ferry options for getting from Sweden to Scotland

As this question points out the routes from Sweden and Denmark to Newcastle has been discontinued. Driving the whole way from Stockholm (for example) to Scotland is some 26 hours and geography ...
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Indian passport traveling to Scotland

I am an Indian traveling to London for tourism. While in the UK, I am also planning to visit Scotland, so is its necessary to carry my passport with me or should I travel without passport?
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Apply for Portugal visa from Scotland

I heard that in order to apply for Portugal visa while living in Scotland, I have to do it via a consulate in Manchester, while there is another one in London. However, I cannot find that information ...
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What is the best way to travel cheap through Scotland?

I wanted to travel to Scotland this summer with my girlfriend, but I must admit I feel a little overwhelmed with options. Is there any carpooling service? When traveling with buses, do I have to book ...
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Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe (events information)

I've wanted to visit the Edinburgh Fringe for some time now and if not this year, then almost certainly next year. How do I go about it? Are there tickets to the festival itself or do I buy tickets ...
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Can I have a sword fight in Scotland?

This May, my family is traveling to Scotland (it'll actually be my first time in Europe - everybody else has been at least once!). While there, I'd like the opportunity to participate in some sort of ...
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Is riding a bicycle in the parks of Glasgow allowed?

I have heard that bicycles are not allowed in some parks in London, so I thought that maybe in Glasgow the council has the same rule. Are they forbidden in Glasgow? Does it depend on the park?
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Do Ireland and Scotland still accept magnetic strip Visa or Mastercard credit cards?

I'm traveling to Ireland, then Scotland in a few weeks. Do both countries still accept Visa or Mastercards with a magnetic strip or do they require the chip and pin system?
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Travel to Scotland over Christmas & New Years: are hiking & outdoor activities right out?

I'm trying to plan a trip to Scotland & I don't want to wait >6 months for a number of reasons. It looks like there are a lot of winter festivals all over Scotland, and what I'm reading about ...
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Water activities on West Scotland's Lochs

Since Scotland is full of small lakes that promise nice views due to their proximity to mountains, I am wondering if I can rent a boat/kayak/canoe on some of them? I'd be particularly interested in a ...
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Fly into Edinburgh or Glasgow?

Is there any reason to fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow if flight prices and times are approximately the same? I want to tour around Scotland, so I will visit both cities anyway. Good reasons would be XXX ...
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Exchanging and using Scottish pounds

I have a friend going to Scotland and was planning on giving them money to give me Scottish pounds. I already have all of the Bank of England pounds and don't need any more of those. But the Scottish ...
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Are there any direct buses between Dundee and Edinburgh Airport?

Next week I will fly to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and I will stay in Edinburgh and Dundee. Are there any direct buses between Dundee and Edinburgh Airport or should I take a bus to Edinburgh city and ...
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Itinerary to Scotland from London

I am planning to travel from London to the following destinations by train: Edinburgh, Inverness and Windermere and then back to London. My questions are: What would be the best itinerary (order of ...
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Where to exchange Euros(EUR) to Pounds(GBP) near Frankfurt or in Edinburgh

I'm planning a trip to Scotland and I want to know where would be the best place to exchange British Pounds (GBP). I think that the exchange rates at the airports are not good, so my options are the ...
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Renting a car in Ireland & Great Britain: 1 rental or 2?

My wife, two kids and I will be traveling in Ireland and the UK Nov. 1st through 21st. We're flying into and out of Dublin. Our plan is to do a clockwise tour: Fly into Dublin -> Belfast -> Scotland ...
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First week of August in Scotland : What kind of clothes to pack?

In a couple of weeks I will be going to Edinburgh, Scotland. I've been told that the weather is very unpredictable throughout the year. Can you suggest what I should pack as regards clothes?
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What it the best method to protect from midges in Scotland?

I will be visiting Scotland next month, and I have been told over and over again to be particularly watchful for midges. They're annoying and they bite a lot! Can anyone recommend any good repellents ...
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Is this Scotland itineary doable or overachieving? [closed]

We would love some feedback from the lovely Scotland experts whether the following itinerary is doable or overachieving. The trip will be in July and we will have a car for the whole trip. Since we ...
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London to Glasgow by train with stopovers

I plan to travel with my family from London to Glasgow and back during the summer. I will be travelling by train or other public transport. I would like to make a few overnight stops on route. Perhaps ...
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“Doon the watter” in Glasgow

I shall be going to Glasgow with my family this summer and I would like to take them on the traditional cruise "Doon the watter" (Down the river) on the Waverley steamer or similar. There are many ...
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Can anyone recommend a good hiking trail in Scotland?

I'm looking for some info on a scenic walking tour in Scotland, preferably a walking tour that could be done in 5-7 days.
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Four to six days in Scottish Highlands - questions about renting cars and accommodation

I will be spending some 4 to 6 days in Scotland with my wife in about 2 weeks. We plan on driving around and seeing some of the beautiful sightings and places in the Highlands (and islands, maybe?). ...
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What is a good town to use as a base to explore the Speyside region of Scotland

I will be in the Speyside region for a couple of days mainly exploring whisky distilleries, I will have a car and a sober driver, I'm just looking for a nice town to stay in for a couple of days. ...
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Scotland in one week: What to see and do?

I'm planning to visit Scotland this August with some friends, but we only have one week. We have already made a sketch of our trip and so far we have in mind to visit Glasgow, Stirling, Kyle Of ...
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Scotland Buspass or Railpass

I am going to be traveling in Scotland in the beginning of March. I will be traveling through Edinburgh, Stirling, Fort Williams, the Isle of Skye, and Inverness. I had also planned on walking a ...
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Wearing a unique piece of clothing around Europe, good or bad? - Kilt

I have the idea of wearing my kilt whilst travelling around Europe. It will be a lighter fabric than the traditional woolen one as it would be too warm for summer in Europe. What is a kilt? hint: ...
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What is the best self-guided itinerary for an 8-day trip to Scotland in April? [closed]

We're trying to plan a budget-minded trek to Scotland in April during school holiday and are wondering if we should simply rent a car and try our luck at B&B's or go the pre-planned route.
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What kind of weather can I expect in Scotland in the Spring?

So my wife and I both have a forced week off in early April. We have enjoyed Scotland over the Summer. We actually surprisingly liked the weather (for us it was alternating between rainy for 15 ...
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What are the best flatshare finding sites for Scotland?

I move around often enough while still needing to find regular accommodation as I travel. I've found that different countries focus on different flatshare sites, mostly because the multilingual ones ...
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What's the best time to see the monster of Loch Ness?

Next year I'm planning to go to Scotland. I'm really interested in nature and so I think the Scottish Highlands are worth a visit. Besides all the marvellous old castles I would really like to visit ...
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Are there any small towns near Edinburgh with good access to rural hiking routes?

I'm planning a trip to the UK for next year and we intend to make Edinburgh our point of arrival. The group I'm with are all avid hikers and would probably love to see some of the Scottish countryside ...