Tag: attractions

Fortingall Yew, Highland Perthshire

| October 17, 2012 | Reply
Fortingall Yew, Highland Perthshire

The Oldest Living Thing in Europe. It sounds an unlikely boast, but the sleepy wee hamlet of Fortingall, deep in the wilds of Highland Perthshire, is home to what may just be the oldest living organism in Europe. Fabled Fortingall Yew Delve into the graveyard of the church that actually grew up around the fabled […]

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Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries and Galloway

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Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries and Galloway

Not only is Galloway Forest Park one of the largest of its kind in Britain, it is also one of the darkest spots in the UK. So dark and unpolluted by ambient light in fact that it has recently won a Dark Skies Award. This makes it a great place to visit year round. If you are […]

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The Italian Chapel, Orkney, Scotland

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The Italian Chapel, Orkney, Scotland

No matter your religious beliefs few visitors fail to be dumbstruck at the sheer determination and ingenuity that went into the construction of Orkney’s bijou Italian Chapel. Resigned to spending the rest of the Second World War as prisoners on Orkney, the 500 captive Italians here set about conjuring up a special place of worship […]

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National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

| October 17, 2012 | Reply
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

It is a dangerous business messing with a much loved local institution, but the staggering £47.4m re-imagining of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh has been an unqualified success. Immediately upon re-opening last year it was clear that the nation had another world class cultural icon to be proud of. One of Europe’s Finest […]

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