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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.

Scotland has 284 mountains over 3,000 feet, named Munros after Victorian mountain surveyor Sir Hugh T Munro. Ben Nevis is the highest at 4,409 feet

Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh. Credit: VisitBritain/Britain on View

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 the Royal Society of Edinburgh recently re-opened the case…

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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.

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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.

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Secrets of Scotland’s stately homes and castles

As a new book by architectural historian Charles Wemyss, Noble Houses of Scotland, sheds light on Scotland’s castles and stately homes, we uncover some of the most fascinating stories of these buildings.

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Download your Homecoming Scotland 2014 Guide

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This year is a very special one for Scotland Read More »

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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 Read More »

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Scotland’s stately homes

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

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Scottish gardens on a grand scale

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

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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. Read More »

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The Mighty Fells: Britain’s highest peaks

Many have taken on the demanding Three Peaks Challenge – walking to the top of Britain’s highest peaks. Read More »

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