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    Discover John Muir's Secret to a Happy Life

    John Muir statue at Yosemite National Park

    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - We could learn a lot from John Muir!

    Explore the fascinating life of "The Father of National Parks" and discover the John Muir Way, a 134 mile (215 km) walk across the country of his birth ...

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    Ghosts & Grave Robbers: The Darker Side of Scotland's Famous Sites

    Eilean Donan Castle

    Scotland is a nation of storytellers, and throughout the centuries, terrifying accounts have persisted of unexplained sights and sounds.

    Each of our world-renowned historic sites has a story to tell, from haunted castles, ancient standing stones, and a creepy capital city. Join Jason from the Absolute Escapes team on a trip around the darker side of Scotland's famous sites ... if you dare.

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    Royal Reservations: The 10 Best Scottish Castle Hotels

    Culzean Castle Hotel

    Not only can you visit amazing castles in Scotland - you can also stay overnight in them!

    After a day of sightseeing, relax by a roaring fire with a whisky in hand in these amazing Scottish castle stays ...

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    7 Incredible Mountain Walks in Scotland (Picks from a Munro-bagger)

    James on the Skye CuillinConquering all of Scotland's Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft) is an unbeatable way to experience Scotland's finest scenery. The only trouble is there are 282 of them!

    Our resident 'Munro-bagger' James Fathers recently climbed his final Munro, marking an incredible achievement undertaken over eight years. Discover James's seven favourite climbs in our latest blog ...

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    Why Your Next Adventure Should be a Pilgrimage Walk

    Pilgrim's Path to Holy Island

    Pilgrimage walks have been experiencing a revival recently, both in the UK and further afield. Whilst some of these trails grew organically from religious roots, a large number are non-religious and cultural, aiming simply to connect people through walking, nature, and local hospitality.

    Megan Bruce from the Absolute Escapes team explores her favourite pilgrimage walks in the UK ...

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    5 Reasons You Should Visit Fantastic Falkirk

    Kelpies at dusk

    The surprising area around Falkirk in Central Scotland makes a perfect stopover between Edinburgh / Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands. Here you'll find Renaissance mansions, engineering marvels, ancient Roman frontiers, and last but not least - the unmissable Kelpies!

    Charlotte Wood from the Absolute Escapes team set off to explore ...

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    How To Create The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip Playlist

    Loch Lomond view from Conic Hill

    From the drones of the bagpipes to the lilting Gaelic songs that have been sung for generations - music is hugely important to Scottish culture,

    A road trip through Scotland isn’t complete without music to complement it. Let Jason Martin from the Absolute Escapes team help you create your ultimate Scottish playlist ...

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    Walking Back in Time on the Borders Abbeys Way

    https://www.absoluteescapes.com/blog-article.html&article=Travelling-Back-in-Time-on-the-Borders-Abbeys-WayHistory lover? You'd be hard pushed to find a more appealing walking trail than the 68 mile Borders Abbeys Way, meandering between 12th century abbeys, ancient castles, and the historic towns of the picturesque Scottish Borders. 

    Stuart from the Absolute Escapes team explores this enchanting long-distance walk ...

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    An Insider’s Guide: The 9 Most Picturesque Villages in Scotland

    Staffin

    From impossibly quaint fishing villages to ancient settlements in the shadow of mountains - Scotland is home to some of the most picturesque villages in the world.

    Caitlin Rush from the Absolute Escapes team presents her favourites ...

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    A Walk Through Time - A Brief History of Absolute Escapes

    Andy and Sheila in New Zealand

    From humble beginnings, Absolute Escapes are now proud to offer walking holidays on almost 50 long-distance trails in the UK & Ireland, as well as tailor-made travel throughout the whole of Scotland. Our recent AITO Tour Operator of the Year award propelled us to the very top of our industry. 

    So what’s the Absolute Escapes story? Join our founders Andy Gabe and Sheila Tulloch on a walk through the company's history ...

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