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    Launching the Loch Ness Trail

    Loch Ness Trail sunsetThe legend of Nessie brings many visitors to Loch Ness, however, the area has so much more to offer than a prehistoric resident. The scenic region is dotted with lovely villages and quiet valleys fringing on the wild Monadhliath Mountains

    What better way to experience Scotland's most iconic loch than walking all the way around it? James laced up his walking boots and set off on the Loch Ness Trail ...

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    Top 5 Overnight Stops on the West Highland Way

    Ben Lomond ThumbnailThe West Highland Way traverses through some of Scotland's finest scenery, but the overnight stops are also a highlight. Historic drovers' inns and comfy B&Bs allow you to experience Highland hospitality first hand, while there are countless day trips you can do if lingering a little longer.

    We highly recommend adding a few rest days to get the most out of your experience. Here are our favourite 5 places to spend an additional night ...

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    A Day in Stirling: The Heart of Scotland

    Scotland's turbulent history is brutal, bloody, and fascinating. To begin to untangle the complicated web spun over thousands of years, there's no better place to start than Stirling.

    The city's strategic location meant that it has witnessed some of the most pivotal events in Scottish history, including the battles of Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge.

    Jason travelled to the 'Heart of Scotland' to learn more ...

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    Uncover the Secrets of the Southern Upland Way

    Sine at the start of the Southern Upland WayThe Southern Upland Way remains largely undiscovered, yet for the enthusiastic hiker it offers a wonderful walking experience with warm Scottish hospitality, unique history, and superb scenery away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds further north. 

    Sine from the Absolute Escapes team travelled south to tackle the 212 mile challenge ...

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    A day in Glasgow: Culture & Craic

    Kelvingrove Museum GlasgowScotland's largest city is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. Its heydey as the 'second city of the British Empire' leaves a city packed full of gorgeous Victorian architecture and the unique masterpieces of legendary architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

    Today, cutting-edge museums and a world class culinary scene add to the reasons why you should visit Glasgow in 2017. Katia from the Absolute Escapes team spent a day exploring ...

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    Capturing the Cornish Coast

    Minack

    In a country full of epic walking trails, the longest of them all - the South West Coast Path - runs for 631 miles along the amazing coastline of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. 

    The section between Padstow and Penzance offers one of the most incredible stretches of coastal walking anywhere in the British Isles, as well as taking in St Ives, Land's End, and the unbelievable Minack Theatre.

    Scott from the Absolute Escapes laced up his walking boots to check it out ...

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    Who won the 2016 Photo Competition?

    After weeks of frantic voting, the results are in for our 2016 Photo Competition!Travel Photo Competition - thumbnail

    Click here to find out which photos beat off all the competition to be crowned this years' best photos ...

     

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    2016 Photo Competition - Tailor-made Travel

    Storr, Isle of Skye

    The Tailor-made category of our 2016 Photo Competition has a strong island focus this year, with five of six photos coming from Scotland's fabulous islands of Skye, Harris and Islay.

    Please help us choose this year's winner by voting for your favourite photo, and perhaps win a fantastic 2017 calendar at the same time ... a perfect stocking filler for Christmas!

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    2016 Photo Competition - Walking Holidays

    Kintyre WayOne of the best parts of organising walking holidays in the UK & Ireland is the wonderful photos we're sent from our clients each year. Seeing smiling faces and beautiful scenery makes all of our hard work worthwhile!

    After much deliberation and debate, we have narrowed down the thousands of photos we received to our six favourites. Please help us choose this year's winner by voting for your favourite photo, and enter the draw to win a 2017 calendar at the same time ...

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    The Scottish Borders - Finding My Undiscovered Scotland

    Caitlin at Melrose Abbey

    The Scottish Borders, while celebrated by locals, remains one of the most undiscovered parts of Scotland for visitors. This beautiful region was once a battleground between Scotland and England, and now - in more peaceful times - is packed full of ancient castles, historic towns, gorgeous scenery, and wonderful food and drink. 

    Caitlin from the Absolute Escapes team grew up near Stirling and, like many others, instinctively headed north on her holidays. She made her way south to explore the Scottish Borders and experience her own 'Undiscovered Land' ...

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