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Lerwick : Capital of the Shetland Islands

Located around 160 kilometers off the north coast of the mainland of Scotland, Lerwick is both the capital and main port of the ruggedly beautiful Shetland Islands. While there are more northerly settlements on the Shetland Isles, such as the village of Brae, Lerwick is the most easterly and most northerly town in Scotland and is home to one of the United Kingdom’s primary coastal weather stations.

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Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

Located in the town of Arbroath, in the Angus region of Scotland, the Signal Tower stands as a historic monument at the harbour's mouth. Construction of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and its associated buildings by Robert Stevenson was completed in 1813. The complex, including signal tower, sea wall, houses, storehouses, and other accommodation, acted as a shore station and light keepers' living quarters up until 1955.

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Walk the Southern Upland Way

Walking is a popular pastime in Scotland and a great way to enjoy the endless natural beauty of this picturesque part of the British Isles. Incorporating the Scottish Borders Sir Walter Scott Way, and stretching from Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath in the east, the coast-to-coast Southern Upland Way covers a distance of 212 miles, offering spectacular scenery and interesting landmarks all along the way.

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

The legendary Robert Burns is known by many titles, such as the Bard of Ayshire, the Ploughman Poet and The Bard. He was born on 25 January 1759 in Alloway, and was followed by seven siblings. His father was a farmer who built the house that Burns was born in, now known as the Burns Cottage Museum, which forms part of the Burns National Heritage Park. He was seven when his father sold the house and moved the family to Mount Oliphant, where he grew up in extreme poverty and endured hours of hard manual labor.

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Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway Excursion

Construction of the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway began in 1979, with Bo'ness Station opening in 1981. It falls under the operational supervision of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society. Located just outside the city of Edinburgh, the railway line was extended, offering visitors a wonderful railway experience on steam trains, winding its way through spectacular landscapes and scenery. Each station was built by the Society, which is operated by volunteers, establishing a working infrastructure that allows visitors and locals the opportunity to enjoy a traditional steam train excursion while taking in the wonders of nature.

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Appealing Tranquillity of Arduaine Garden

During winter, the region of Argyll and surrounding areas usually display landscapes that are rocky, blanketed in grass or coastal. Locations such as the Arduaine Garden bring a change of scenery and colour to the terrain. This is an attraction that is as historical as it is beautiful. It is a located near the Loch Melfort Hotel and offers visitors a chance to escape to an destination that is tranquil and breathtaking with a remarkable collection of plants and sprawling manicured lawns.

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A Visit to Cambuskenneth Abbey

Even though the quaint village of Cambuskenneth is located near to Stirling, it still has an atmosphere of seclusion from the fast pace of the cities. It was King David I who requested that the Augustinians erect an abbey at this location. At that time it was referred to as the Abbey of St Mary and was founded in 1140. Due to its ties to the Stirling Castle, the Cambuskenneth Abbey became extremely influential and its wealth was vast.

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Tour the Laidhay Croft Museum

Located just north of Dunbeath in south-east Caithness, Scotland, the Laidhay Croft Museum is made up of three main buildings, with the farmhouse believed to have been built in the early 1800s. The main farmhouse is built in the longhouse style that was once quite common, but is now a rare site. With its thatched roof and whitewashed walls, Laidhay Croft Museum is a well-preserved example of a longhouse in this picturesque region of Scotland. The other two buildings are a small barn, with its original cruck-style roof, and a more modern shed that houses the museum's extensive collection of historic farming implements.

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