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Scotland

Scotland is the UK’s most northerly nation, traditionally famed for its mythical monsters, whisky, haggis, tartan, bagpipes and golf. Its landscapes are full of drama and variety, from the gentle rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway to the breathtaking peaks of the Cairngorms.
Scotland is packed with history and culture, from the neolithic sites of the Orkneys to the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. Credit: Guy Richardson/VisitBritain

Discover beautiful western Scotland

In the far reaches of Britain lies a land so atmospheric that it has inspired myths of giants and fairies and where clan culture endures: welcome to western Scotland.

Who killed Lord Darnley? BRITAIN investigates

Lord Darnley, the spouse of Mary, Queen of Scots, was not a good husband, so when he and his manservant were found dead at Kirk o’Field in 1567, suspicion fell on his famous wife, but…

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Beautiful photos of Edinburgh

With modern architecture sitting alongside Baroque buildings, Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most stunning cities. Take a look at these glorious pictures.

The Battle of Culloden, Jacobite rebellions, Scottish history. Credit: The Print Collector/Alamy

The 300th anniversary of the Jacobite Rebellions

In the 300th anniversary year of the first of the Jacobite Rebellions, here are three ways to mark this important moment in Scottish history.

Secrets of Scotland’s stately homes and castles

Architectural historian Charles Wemyss, author of Noble Houses of Scotland, sheds light on Scotland’s castles and stately homes, sharing the most fascinating stories of these buildings.

Download your Homecoming Scotland 2014 Guide

This year is a very special one for Scotland

Break for the Borders

Sandwiched between the Cheviot Hills on the English border and the ranges to the south of Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders offers beautiful countryside

Scotland’s stately homes

Some of Britain’s best houses and castles are in Scotland, with their own distinctive character

Scottish gardens on a grand scale

The dramatic landscapes of Scotland are home to some of Britain’s most spectacular gardens.

Rare retreats

From tree houses to trailers, roulottes to railway carriages, these unusual escapes offer a chance to abandon bricks and mortar without sacrificing style or comfort.

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