A Short Break in Scotland - Page 2
If it's a city break you feel like, then don't make the mistake of thinking your options are limited to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness are also great destinations for a short break in Scotland. Many larger towns like Perth and Stirling can be great bases for exploring the surrounding environs, while holding plenty of draw themselves.
Each city offers its own distinct character and visitor experience. For city-slicking, smart shopping and trendy culture set against a backdrop of big city architecture and a real European feel, Glasgow's the place to be.
Whether dining in The Merchants City, shopping in the Buchanan Gallery or Prince's Square, wandering along Buchanan and Sauchiehall Streets, browsing the Burrell Collection and Charles Rennie Mackintosh house, or enjoying Scottish nightlife second to none, you'll be caught up in the buzz and energy of this vibrant city. An easy day trip away are sights like Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond.
50 miles east is Edinburgh. Edinburgh's really a must do for any travellers from outside the country and offers what many feel is the quintessenntially Scottish experience - whether taking in iconic sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile, the Scott Monument and Princes Street, or doing a spot of shopping in Harvey Nics or Jenners, Edinburgh is everything you've been led to expect and more.
It seems that every corner you turn is stuffed full of history and stories passed down through the years. Try the Edinburgh Dungeon for a different take on things.
Choose Stirling as the base for your short break in Scotland and you'll have easy exploration of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park at your command, as well as the ability to cherry pick your favourite attractions from Edinburgh and Glasgow. All this whilst staying in an ancient, character-filled town with a remarkable history.
For the ghost hunters amongst you, Stirling Castle is reputed to be one of the most haunted places in Britain, as well as being a thoroughly engrossing piece of heritage to boot.
This is William Wallace country, and you'll find the Wallace Monument outside the city limits. It's well worth the climb if you have the stamina! Don't forget to check out the Blair Drummond Safari Park either. Here you can pass through roaming prides of lions, amongst other less deadly species.
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