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    Touring Scotland by Train: Car-Free & Carefree

    Are you looking to explore Scotland, but want to avoid the hair-raising single-track roads and the stress of navigating new roads? 

    Sit back, relax, and read on to find out everything you need to know about travelling around Scotland by train - all aboard!

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    The Time is Now: Our Commitment to Sustainability

    At Absolute Escapes, we believe in the importance of travel and more importantly the importance of sustainable and responsible travel.

    Read on to find out more about our brand new sustainability policy ...

     
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    Walk of the Month - Herriot Way

    Our walk of the month for November is the Herriot Way - a pleasant, circular route through the Yorkshire Dales.

    The route is 52 miles (84 km) and passes through some of the most charming rural villages in Yorkshire ...

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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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