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    Scotland's 15 Best Cafes for a Rainy Day

    Scotland is known for many things: Edinburgh, haggis, Irn Bru, and of course, the temperamental weather. 

    So we've put together a list of our favourite cafes across Scotland to head to on a rainy day. Coffee and cake, anyone?

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    Discovering Dunfermline: Scotland’s Ancient Capital

    Just a 30-minute train journey from Edinburgh’s city centre, Scotland’s ancient capital of Dunfermline is a vibrant town with a lot to discover.

    Our latest blog explores the top attractions not to be missed ...

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    Walk of the Month: Northumberland Coast Path

    Our walk of the month is the Northumberland Coast Path - a spectacular trail across the breathtaking Northumberland coastline and its wonderful sandy beaches.

    Starting in Cresswell and finishing in Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Northumberland Coast Path is definitely one to add to your list ...

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    Eight Counties, Unlimited Scenery: Roaming the Ancient Offa’s Dyke Path

    Offa's Dyke Path

    The Offa’s Dyke Path is a stunning National Trail which stretches 177 miles from the Severn Estuary near Chepstow to the coast of North Wales at Prestatyn.

    Passing through countless medieval castles, Iron Age hillforts and abbey ruins is an unmissable experience for history-lovers! Discover more highlights in our blog ...

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    You Might Be Here a While: Scotland's 14 Cosiest Pubs

    Fern Moulin Inn

    As we head into Autumn, what's better than an invigorating walk then warming up in a cosy pub? With this in mind, we've put together a list of our favourite pubs across Scotland to curl up in on a cold day.

    The only problem you'll have is tearing yourself away!

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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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    Is This Britain's Most Beautiful Coastal Walk?

    Skomer Island thumbnailThe wild Welsh coast of Pembrokeshire is a true walker’s paradise, with incredible cliff-tops, expansive beaches, and quaint villages packed full of history.

    In our latest blog, Katia from the AE team sets out to discover whether the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is Britain's most beautiful coastal walk ...

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    Walk of the Month: The Dingle Way

    Dingle Way

    Our walk of the month is the Dingle Way - a spectacular trail through the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula in south-west Ireland.

    This route begins and ends in the bustling town of Tralee, a 4 hour drive from Dublin, and runs for 111 miles (179 km) through some of Europe's finest scenery ...

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    The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Highland Games

    Dating back almost 1,000 years, Scottish Highland Games are a bucket list experience for many.

    Want some insider tips for how to make the most of a trip to the games? Read on for our ‘how to’ guide to the Scottish Highland Games!

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    London Calling: A Walking Holiday on the Thames Path

    Pippa walking the Thames Path

    Beginning in the historic town of Windsor, the Thames Path - East follows the river through peaceful countryside, vibrant riverside towns, and the incredible city of London, to end at the Thames Barrier

    Pippa from the AE team set off to discover whether a walking holiday on the Thames Path is the ultimate way to experience London ...

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