What is Robert Burns Night & Why Do People Celebrate It?

To those not accustomed to the Scottish tradition, Robert Burns Night might seem an odd thing. In the middle of the cold, dark, long winter, Scots (and many non-Scots with Scottish ancestry) come together to read the poetry of Robert “Rabbie” Burns, enjoy some traditional music, and eat a meal of soup, haggis, neeps, and …

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23 of the Best 3D Virtual Tours of British Museums, Castles, Churches, & Stately Homes

It’s a great time to be alive! In the past, those who couldn’t travel were forced to content themselves with nothing more than books and the occasional (but relatively rare) glimpse of places on television. Today, we have an almost incomprehensible amount of information at our fingertips, including a surprising number of immersive 3D tours. …

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13 Spooky Places in Scotland that Prove Just How Creepy it Can Be…

For as lovely and awe-inspiring as it can be, Scotland can also be incredibly spooky at times – as anyone who’s walked around Edinburgh’s Old Town at night can attest. It’s not that it’s dangerous. Scotland is an incredibly safe country. It’s more about the feeling places have, and perhaps some kind of lingering sense …

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14 Photos That Prove the UK Is One of the Most Magical Places to Spend the Winter

While we’re fans of the UK at any time of year, it’s a particularly magical place to be during the winter and holiday season. Between the lights displays, the cosy old buildings, the bustling Christmas markets, and the possibility of snow on some of the prettiest landscapes you’ll find anywhere, we can’t think of any …

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The 7 Cities in Scotland

In the United Kingdom, city status is conferred upon places by letters patent or royal charter. It’s kind of a quirky system, where some cities are actually neighborhoods that don’t contain the entire city in the traditional sense (like the City of London or the City of Westminster), while other cities are actually made up …

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