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A statue of Robert the Bruce outside Bannockburn Heritage Centre in Stirling, Scotland

Who was Robert the Bruce? Who did he murder?

Robert I of Scotland murdered his rival, attacked English occupiers and eventually negotiated peace talks. He ruled from 1306 to 1329 Born in Ayr in 1274, Robert the Bruce was on the side of King...

Five of the best Bonfire Night celebrations 2016

Remember remember the 5 November with our pick of this year’s best firework displays across the UK. Though Bonfire Night seems less and less about Guy Fawkes, and ever more focused on fireworks, making bonfires,...
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Help restore Culzean Castle’s kitchen garden

The historic kitchen garden at Culzean Castle in Carrick, Scotland, set to be restored using funds raised by the National Trust for Scotland’s US Foundation.   The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA has been challenged to raise $45,000...
Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Explore the best of Edinburgh

With the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in full swing, we check out the best things to enjoy in this vibrant city’s theatres and beyond.
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Credit: Visit Britain

Top 25 days out in Scotland

Scotland has some of the richest historical sites in Britain, as well as fabulous art, shopping and truly stunning landscapes. Here are our suggestions for a great day out.
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Top 10 beaches in Britain

Britain’s beaches offer something for everyone, whether it’s the traditional bucket-and-spade seaside experience or somewhere to walk and admire the scenery.
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Video: A local’s guide to Edinburgh

Edinburgh kilt designer Howie Nicholsby gives us a 30-second whistlestop guide to what makes his city great.
Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Video: Tour Scotland with actor Alan Cummings

The actor and proud Scotsman shows us around his homeland so we can get a real taste of the spirit of Scotland in this great film from NBC and VisitScotland.

Top 10 escapes in the UK

Living in the UK can easily feel very busy. Our towns and cities, although lovely, can be congested and the daily grind can become a chore to wade through queues and traffic jams. Our...
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. Western Scotland has a dramatic and...

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