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Our Most Popular Blogs of 2019

The Absolute Escapes blog features articles written by each and every member of our passionate team!

From bucket list goals to historic hotels, these are our most-read blog posts of 2019...

Scotland's 15 Best Cafes for a Rainy Day

As the weather turned colder in October, we put together a list of our top 15 favourite cafes for somewhere to shelter on a rainy day. From Fort William to the Isle of Harris, we had a recommendation on where to find the best scones and coffee.

It seems like Scotland + coffee is a winning formula as this blog is our most-read blog ever

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2019 Bucket List - 10 Scottish Experiences You Can't Miss

An always popular blog, our 2019 Bucket List blog was our second most read blog of the year. With Scotland featured as one of Lonely Planet's must-see places for 2019 and with so much to see across the country, it is little wonder why this one was so popular.

Our team certainly ticked off a few of the choices, with Rosa from the team visiting the incredible V&A in Dundee, Katia and Caitlin being lucky enough to be invited to the grand re-opening of the Kingshouse Hotel, Katia exploring the NE250 and as a team, discovering the spectacular Autumn colours in Perthshire during a recent trip to Fonab Castle.

If you enjoyed this one, keep an eye out for our '2020 Bucket List' coming very soon...

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The Best Secret Beaches in Scotland (Shh ... Don’t Tell Anyone!)

It seems like everybody wanted in on our secrets this year, with this blog coming in 3rd as our most-read blog of the year. 

From Shetland to the Outer Hebrides and on to the Isle of Skye, Scotland has an abundance of incredible beaches and we hope by revealing our secrets we have spread the joy of these beaches (as well as people!). 

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12 Hotels You MUST Stay at on Britain's Walking Trails

The thought of good food and a comfortable bed after a day of hard walking is a clear wish of many walkers which helped make this blog our fourth most-read blog of the year. 

From ancient inns with roaring fires and fabulous food to remote boltholes with stylish decor and jaw-dropping views, this list certainly has it all. 

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Where to Find Scotland's Best Street Art

Over the past few years, Scotland has embraced the transformative power of street art and Caitlin from our team went on a mission to discover the best areas to see Scotland's stunning street art. These iconic images connect people and re-energise landscapes in a modern art form that has well and truly found its place in Scotland.

We're looking forward to seeing what new street art pops up across Scotland next year ... 

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9 Weird & Wonderful Things You Must See in Scotland

Whilst some may say the weirdest and most wonderful thing about Scotland is actually the people, this blog certainly captured everyone's attention.

From witches wells to pineapple-shaped houses, it's easy to see why... 

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The Best Places to Hear Traditional Scottish Music LIVE

For a small nation, Scotland certainly produces an astonishing amount of wonderful music, so we put together a list of the best places to hear traditional Scottish music.

We hope you found the place for you and danced the night away! 

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

Our resident foodie Caitlin sought out the best places to eat and drink along Scotland's west coast.

If you're a foodie like Caitlin, this blog is the one for you ...

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

Historical walks topped the charts this year with our 7 Best Historic Walking Trails blog appearing very popular.

From Hadrian's Wall Path to the Borders Abbeys Way, the UK has an abundance of historic sites, spiritual locations, and Neolithic stone circles to be discovered.   

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

It might go without saying that we really enjoyed researching this blog! From the banks of Loch Ness to the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, we found Scotland's cosiest pubs to snuggle up in.

Whether you're arriving after a long days walk or just escaping the Scottish weather, these pubs will certainly be a welcome find. 

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The Absolute Escapes Team

P.S. We have lots of exciting blogs planned for 2020, so keep an eye out here on our blog and also our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest blog posts. 

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