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    A Taste of the Thames Path: Rambling from Oxford to Windsor

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    Starting in the historic city of Oxford, the central Thames Path follows the river through an idyllic corner of England before finishing near Windsor Castle - the largest occupied castle in the world.

    Pippa from the Absolute Escapes team set off on a riverside ramble along the Thames Path - Central ...

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    Step Back In Time: Britain’s 7 Best Historic Walking Trails

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    From the architectural marvel that is Hadrian’s Wall and the magnificent Borders Abbeys to the spiritual journey of St Cuthbert’s Way and the Neolithic stone circles of Avebury, Britain boasts a historic landscape begging to be explored.

    Discover our 7 favourite long-distance trails for history lovers ...

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    The Secret Corner of the NC500: 10 Reasons to Slow Down

    Fyrish Monument SutherlandStop, slow down, enjoy: We're all about taking your time and truly discovering the environment you're visiting.

    Many visitors race through the underrated 120-mile stretch of the North Coast 500 between John o' Groats and Inverness. Here are 10 reasons to slow down and explore.

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    Where to Find Scotland's Best Street Art

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    The best thing about Scotland is that, amongst its ancient castles and historic battlefields, you'll find modern and vibrant cities - a perfect blend of old and new. Scotland's emerging street art scene has recently gained international acclaim. 

    Our blog explores Scotland's best street art and where to find it ...

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    9 Weird & Wonderful Things You Must See in Scotland (And It's Not The People!)

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    From ancient castles covered in Brazilian street art to stately homes shaped like a pineapple, Scotland has its fair share of weird and wondrous places!

    While our famous scenery and historic towns should be firmly on your must-see list, we’ve put together a list of 9 curious and unusual places to discover on your Absolute Escapes self-drive tour.

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    Hills, Hospitality & Hadrian's Wall - Walking the Northern Pennine Way

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    The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest National Trail, spanning 268 miles along the rugged backbone of England to the Scottish Borders. The northern section begins in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country and travels north to end in the Scottish borders.

    Caitlin from the Absolute Escapes laced up her walking boots and hit the trail.

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    11 Useful Apps to Download Before You Travel to Scotland

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    Give your trip to Scotland a head start by checking out some of our favourite apps, as recommended by the Absolute Escapes team.

    From all-important weather and midge forecasts to interactive maps to help you discover secret castles and beaches - these handy apps can ensure you have the very best experiences in our country!

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    Discovering the South West Coast Path - Plymouth to Exmouth

    Fern from Absolute Escapes walking from Bigbury to Salcombe on the South West Coast Path (SWCP)

    Starting in the maritime city of Plymouth, this section of the SWCP walking trail ventures over incredible cliff tops, down deep coves, and through tranquil fishing villages on the way to Exmouth - one of the oldest seaside towns in England.

    Join Fern from the Absolute Escapes team on a hike along the stunning south coast of Devon.

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    How to Prepare For Your First Long-Distance Walk

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    The physical and mental benefits of long-distance walking are well known, but it can be difficult to know where to start. How do you choose which long-distance route to tackle first? How do you prepare for the hike?

    Amanda MacDonald takes a look at some simple physical and mental steps you can take to help you prepare for your first long-distance walk.

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    A Foodie’s Road Trip on Scotland's West Coast

    A shellfish platter at Loch Fyne Oyster BarFrom world-class fine dining restaurants to tiny lochside cabins serving unimaginably fresh seafood - the west coast of Scotland is full of wonderful culinary experiences. 

    Not sure where to begin? Join us on a food-themed road trip around Scotland's beautiful west coast ...

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