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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 one of the rare cities hosting so many musical and theatre shows. So why don’t you book a show whilst visiting? It would be a great experience during your holidays in the English capital. Have a look at the top 5 of the best musicals in London below:   1- The Lion King The Lion King is a must-see show! Of course everyone knows the story because of the famous animated Disney film. The Lion King London opened in 1999 and has been a best-selling show ever since. With music by Elton John, the African rhythms and décor, you will be completely immersed in the magical story of Simba. 2- Mamma Mia Mamma Mia is a musical gathering Abba’s greatest hits around Sophie’s story. Living on a Greek island with her mother, Sophie is in search of her identity. She is getting married but she doesn’t know her…

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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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Even if we are only separated by the English Channel, French people are much more different than their British neighbours’ who have activities and food specialties of their own! Discover in this article 5 unusual activities to do in the UK: 1- Highland Games If you are travelling to Scotland you must participate or at least attend the Highland Games, a famous competition celebrating the Scottish Celtic culture. During the games, opponents go up against each other around trials such as the caber toss, weight throw etc. The event is a unique symbol of gathering, especially around Celtic music (bagpipes, harp…) and Scottish dance.   2- Surf Who says you only surf in Australia?! The United Kingdom offers numerous surfing spots such as Watergate Bay in Corwall, Llangennith and Freshwater in Wales, and for the most experienced Thurso East in Scotland. Don’t worry if you don’t like surfing  – get your…

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