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Duart Castle on an Island of Adventure in Scotland

The Isle of Mull in Scotland is in the center of a group of small islands and a visit to this magical place is a not to be missed adventure. Mull has the greatest biodiversity in Scotland, with rugged mountains, sandy beaches and high sea cliffs. It is the natural habitat of the golden eagle, the rare white-tailed sea eagle, otters, seals, dolphins and whales.

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Bird-Watching Opportunities Galore in Scotland

Bird watching in Scotland is a rewarding hobby as there are birds of every possible habitat here. There are excellent opportunities to observe sea birds and wading birds, inland birds and birds of prey. Bird species like ospreys and white-tailed sea eagles peregrines, bee-eaters, choughs, red kites, capercaillie, Montagu's harrier, hen harrier and seabirds attract over half a million bird watching visitors to various sites. This is a significant contribution to the local economy.

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Cottage Vacations in Scotland

Scotland is a small country and it is quite easy to base oneself in a place of one's choice and see the rest of the country by making day trips. A popular way of doing this is to rent a cottage in a rural area, small town or village in Scotland for the duration of one’s stay. A major advantage of a cottage vacation in Scotland is the freedom of movement and activity that goes with it.

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The Lewis Chessmen of Scotland are Masterpieces of Craftsmanship.

The Lewis chessmen have always aroused the curiosity of visitors to the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Eleven pieces rather uniquely carved out of walrus ivory and whales' teeth, they are a part of the cache found on the Isle of Lewis, and Outer Hebrides of northwest Scotland There are 82 more in the British Museum in London and many Scotsmen would love to have them back in Scotland.

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Planning a Golf Vacation in Scotland is Simple!

Scotland has a remarkable number of outstanding golf courses of many different styles. Troon, Glen Eagles, Turnberry, Muirfield, Loch Lomond, Carnoustie and, of course, the Old Course at St. Andrews are the ones most golfers dream about. The more famous golf courses in Scotland where international competitions like the British Open and the Ryder Cup are played are naturally expensive and difficult to get a chance to play at, but there are so many other remarkable courses too.

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St Andrews in Scotland - a Complete Vacation Destination

Whatever is the attraction for a traveler to Scotland, St Andrews has it all. This lovely old city has the brightest and driest weather in the country and has always attracted visitors over the centuries. It gets its name from the fact that the relics of the disciple St Andrew were brought here from Constantinople in the 8th century. Castles, golf, museums, university and fishing are all at hand here.

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Sir Walter Scott's Trossachs in Scotland is well worth a visit

A must-see on the list of most tourists to Scotland is the Trossachs, thanks to the works of Sir Walter Scott and others. Conveniently located from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, just an hour away from both of them, it actually is a good place to be based while visiting Scotland. You can visit most parts of Scotland from the Trossachs National Park during the day and return by dusk.

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Scotland: Bagpipes, A National Symbol

The bagpipe is the national instrument of Scotland and is best represented in the music of the Scottish Highlands. Many, who hear the bagpipe played, think of Scotland as the origin of the unique instrument. Although, some of the best music of this type can be traced to Scotland, the instrument has been documented throughout most of ancient history.

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