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Scotland is part of the four nations building up the United Kingdom; it is located in the North of England. Languages spoken are English, Scottish Gaelic and Scots. Famous for its Celtic legends and its wild landscapes, Scotland promises to dazzle you! If you have three/four days only, plan a short itinerary including Edinburgh and an insight of the Highlands with Loch Lomond. If you have more than a week, have a look at the itinerary below:   First step: Edinburgh Necessary time: 2 days Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, the city reveals much curiosity: between its cobbled streets, its neo classical and neo gothic architecture, its legends and undergrounds you cannot be bored! You cannot miss Edinburgh castle as it dominates the town, perched high up on Castle Rock hill. Then, visit the Mary King’s Close, a maze of streets and undergrounds built by the inhabitants in the 17th century, the…

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London is a big touristy city; the dynamic way of life can sometimes be stressful. The air and noise pollution can also be sources of discomfort and even stress. Luckily, there are ways to unwind even in a city: the green areas! There are many green areas in London, but the cherry on the cake is the parks! London has many beautiful parks; discover below the top 5 of the nicest parks of the city: 1- Regent’s Park Regent’s Park is one of eight royal parks in London. It is located close to the Primrose Hill neighbourhood and is an ideal area for a Sunday brunch. In the park you’ll find a small lake, an outdoor theatre and London Zoo. You will also have to walk to Primrose Hill summit to admire the view. Now you know what to do next Sunday 😉 2- Hyde Park Hyde Park is the…

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From the book’s being published to the eight films’ release, the Harry Potter saga has been and still remains a huge commercial success. But more than that, Harry Potter became a phenomenon and had a cultural impact worldwide. So, if you are a fan, why don’t you organise a road trip to the United Kingdom in search of the filming locations?!   Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland It’s this viaduct located in Scotland that the Hogwarts Express goes through to reach the famous School. You can embark on the Jacobite Train, a steam railway leaving from Fort William going to Mallaig. Perfect for an authentic visit of Northern Scotland!   Christchurch College, Oxford Who ever dreamt of going to school and have a dining room looking like the Hogwarts’ one, with its endless ceiling and all those appetising delicacies?! This room is real and looks very much like the one in the…

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The Dark Hedges at night, County Antrim   1- Visit the Titanic Museum The Titanic experience is the world’s largest Titanic Museum, telling the story of the most famous cruise ship in history. In the museum you will find reconstructions of the ship’s rooms, artefacts, as well as testimonials, history of the ship and the unfortunate story of its ending. The building itself is modern and very impressive (see picture below).   2- Stroll around the Giant’s Causeway The Giant’s Causeway is a Unesco World Heritage site composed of a series of approximately 40 000 basalt rock columns located by the sea. They create a natural protection against the sea and the storms. The columns are all symmetric, how intriguing!   3- Have a guided tour of Belfast Belfast is a city full of history, mainly known for the intense political violence which occurred in the 20th century. Discover the history…

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1- Isle of Skye, Scotland The Isle of Skye is located in the Highlands of Scotland; it is famous for its stunning landscapes and wildlife: you can easily see otters, seals, whales and dolphins around the island. Besides it is a paradise for hiking and climbing lovers. Don’t miss the Old Man of Storr (look at the picture above), the most famous walk on the island; bring your cameras for amazing Instagram pics! 2- Isle of Wight, England The Isle of Wight is probably the easiest island to access as it is not too far from London. It is located just below Portsmouth, South of England (45 minutes in the ferry). The Isle of Wight is the perfect location for a day trip off the beaten track: you can do a bike tour, visit Osborne House (Queen Victoria’ favourite summer home) and even do surf initiation!     3- Inishmore,…

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