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Scotland

The Wild, Untamed Youngest Step-Child of Britain.

When it comes to geography, Scotland is just spectacular. If England is the prim, buttoned-up older sister and Ireland the charming, self-assured middle sister, then Scotland is surely the wild-eyed youngest step-sister tumbling carefree into the woods. While you can see the similarities to its southerly and westerly neighbors, there is something fiercer and more untamed about Scotland’s lakes and mountains. Stunning coasts and dramatic landscapes in the remote Orkney Islands and Inner Hebrides, glassy lochs where you can seek out the Loch Ness Monster, and weather that will truly put hair on your chest--all of these combine for a scenery that would swallow you whole, if only it could. This intensity extends beyond terrain to the Scots themselves; centuries of rivalry with the English have cultivated a pride, independence, and loyalty that are among the fiercest in Europe. Whether you are in a pub or at a rugby match, the message is the same: Go hard, or go home. Despite all the wildness and intensity--possibly because of it--Scotland has become a major hub for arts and culture. The Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe transform an already-cosmopolitan city into a theater mecca for all of August, while Glasgow boasts a lively urban arts scene year-round. All of which begs the question, whilst you sit and sip a wee dram of firewater, “England . . .who? Ireland . . .where?”

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  • Me ha parecido un pais de contrastes , muy hermoso y con gente amable e interesada en ayudar. creo que volvere en mas ocasiones. Glasgow, Oban, Invernanay, Loch Ness, Edimburgo y Glen Coe, todo especial. Lo mejor la gente y la musica celta.
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  • the Highlands are where everyone makes for. but if you explore Dumfries and Galloway, you will find some hidden gems, Lochs, Beaches and Wonderful scenery especially in the forest just outside Newton Stewart. if you havent been give it a try. you will be amazed at whats packed into such a small area.
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  • Mike and I are taking our 8th trip to Scotland this May and can't wait to see our friend - Douglas, in Portree. We love everything about Scotland, the castles, the mountains, Skye, the NW Highlands (love them!).......
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  • fantastico!
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  • I love Skye and cant help but go once a year, every year!!!
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  • We ended up moving to Scotland from the South of England and absolutely love the pace of life and the community up here. We're based in Inverness, so if you're looking for things to do and with discounts as well, a great resource is http://www.miinverness.co.uk/ - definitely worth checking out. They have other sites in other Scottish cities, so if you're travelling up here, enjoy it!
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  • Amazing
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  • Immer wieder... für mich das schönste Land, hoffe ich kann eimmal ein paar Monate bleiben und die Gastfreundschaft und Ruhe geniessen :-)
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  • Uno de los países más bellos que he visitado
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  • ess fantasticaa
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