Great British Houses: Balmoral Castle – Her Majesty The Queen’s Private Scottish Home

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Balmoral Castle will forever be known as the happy family home of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children. An epic Scotch Baronial castle, fit for the Queen of Great Britain and grandmother of Europe, Balmoral Castle remains the … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Caledoniatopia – Top 10 Things to See and Do in Edinburgh Scotland for the History Buff

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  Edinburgh is an outstanding city and my favorite place in Great Britain to visit. Perched on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, the capital of Scotland is filled with stunning views, fascinating history & architecture, … [Read more...]

Laura’s British Adventures: Exploring Edinburgh on a Perfect 3 Day Mini Break – Many Ideas for Your Own Trip Inside

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I've been to Edinburgh many times and, unusually, many of those visits over the years have been during August so you might expect that I've seen a lot of the Festival offerings. But, even though I found myself in Edinburgh again this August I've … [Read more...]

Guest Feature: Caledoniatopia – Our Intrepid Writer Goes on A Spontaneous Day Trip to Glasgow

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Next week over 1,000,000 people will flood Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It's a proud moment for this city that has been through cycles of boom and bust for hundreds of years, sinking into squalor and scraping its way up again. Today it's … [Read more...]

Weird Britain: Britain’s Least Wanted VI – The Gregarious Gunslinger, Scooby Suit, Library Book Returned 61 Years Late and An Obnoxious 999 Caller

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Well, it looks like it's time to do another Weird Crime column, so, in honour of the season finale of Martin Freeman's Fargo miniseries, here are four odd stories of crime from Britain. The Case of the Gregarious Gunslinger. As a rule, I'm a big … [Read more...]