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    The Isle of Islay: A Spirit of its Own

    Sine on Islay

    The Isle of Islay on Scotland's west coast is renowned for its world-class peaty whiskies, but with turquoise bays, wonderful wildlife and excellent walking opportunities - there's far more than just the whisky!

    Sine from the Absolute Escapes team hopped on a ferry to explore Islay ...

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    A Taste of Speyside on the Malt Whisky Trail

    Katia from Absolute Escapes at GlenfiddichThe Speyside Malt Whisky Trail delves into the heart of Scotland's whisky country, offering visitors a chance to tour and taste some of the world's finest single malt whiskies while enjoying the splendour of the Spey Valley and the Cairngorms National Park.

    Katia from the Absolute Escapes team made her way to Speyside to follow the trail ...

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    An Island Adventure on the Arran Coastal Way

    Dawn overlooking Holy Island on the Arran Coastal Way

    The Arran Coastal Way has recently being named one of Scotland's 'Great Trails', joining acclaimed company such as the West Highland Way. Does it deserve such a title?

    Dawn Spence from Absolute Escapes travelled to the Isle of Arran to put it to the test. 

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    All Aboard the 5 Best Railway Journeys in Scotland

    Jacobite Steam Train crossing Glenfinnan Viaduct

    Railway travel has always had a romantic appeal, whether it's nostalgia for the age of steam, the thrill of seeing a wild and untamed landscape from the comfort of the train, or just the pleasure of watching the world go by and making friends with fellow travellers.

    Scotland is home to some of the world's best railway journeys, and our new blog explores five of the best ...

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    8 Reasons to Visit Incredible Inverness

    Jason Martin at Dores, Loch NessInverness is the capital of the Scottish Highlands and a wonderful base to explore countless castles, stunning scenery, and brilliant pubs. It's also a vibrant city in its own right, and rewards those who explore it. 

    Let Jason from the Absolute Escapes team take you on a journey around his home city ...

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    Launching the Loch Ness Trail

    Loch Ness Trail sunsetThe legend of Nessie brings many visitors to Loch Ness, however, the area has so much more to offer than a prehistoric resident. The scenic region is dotted with lovely villages and quiet valleys fringing on the wild Monadhliath Mountains

    What better way to experience Scotland's most iconic loch than walking all the way around it? James laced up his walking boots and set off on the Loch Ness Trail ...

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    A Walk Along Berwickshire's Smugglers' Coast

    St Abbs HeadThis year we launched our shortest walking trail yet - the 39 mile long Berwickshire Coastal Path. But is size everything?

    James from the Absolute Escapes team laced up his walking boots and made his way to Berwickshire to check it out ...

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    Warming up to Whisky at the Scotch Whisky Experience

    Amanda at Scotch Whisky ExperienceAmanda from the Absolute Escapes team is a whisky novice and has never taken to Scotland's national drink. So what happened when she visited the the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh?

    Read our new blog to find out if Amanda warms up to whisky ...

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    Orkney & Shetland: Escape to the Edge of Scotland

    Viking on ShetlandPacked full of prehistoric sites, natural wonders and breathtaking scenery - it’s little wonder the people of Orkney and Shetland are among the happiest in the British Isles!

    Caitlin from the Absolute Escapes team presents her highlights of these unique islands on the edge of Scotland ...

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    A Day in Edinburgh: An Alternative Guide

    Edinburgh SkylineWith iconic attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat - Edinburgh is no secret as a world-class destination.

    However, delve a little deeper and there are plenty of lesser-known sights waiting to be discovered. Katia from the Absolute Escapes team presents her alternative guide to a day in the Scottish capital ...

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