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    10 Movie Scenes You Must Re-enact on a Trip to Scotland

    Princes Street

    Scotland is no stranger to the silver screen, with its breathtaking scenery and historic cities featuring as a backdrop in movies since the dawn of cinema.

    We have put together a list of our favourite movie scenes shot in Scotland, all of which you can step into on our award-winning self-drive holidays and self-guided walking holidays ...

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    A Wonderful Wander Through the East Neuk of Fife

    Pippa on the Fife Coastal Path

    With quaint fishing villages and golden beaches sitting alongside ancient castles and world-class restaurants - the 'East Neuk' of Fife is a true hidden gem on Scotland's east coast.

    Pippa from the Absolute Escapes team set off to discover this magical corner of Scotland with a walk on the Fife Coastal Path ...

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    The Ultimate Satisfaction: Tree Planting in the Scottish Borders

    At Absolute Escapes we’re committed to responsible and sustainable tourism, and we have been proud corporate members of the John Muir Trust since 2014. Our team joined the John Muir Trust for two of their regular volunteering days at their Glenlude property in the Scottish Borders, just a short drive south of our Edinburgh home.

    Want to find out what the teams’ highlights were and how you could end the day covered in fresh sawdust? Read on!

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    The 8 Best Scottish Food & Drink Festivals

    Islay Whisky FestivalScotland has gained an international reputation for its exceptional food and drink, and is now a destination for foodies in the know. What better way to experience our fabulous local produce than at a food and drink festival?

    Caitlin Rush from the Absolute Escapes team takes you on a culinary journey around Scotland's very best food and drink festivals ... 

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    Hiking the Highlights of England's Lake District

    James walking in the Lake District

    The Tour of the Lake District is our new long-distance walk through the magnificent Lake District National Park. Taking in famous lakes like Coniston and Derwentwater, picture-perfect villages like Rosthwaite and Grasmere, and the dramatic steep-sided valleys of Borrowdale and Eskdale - this is a true highlights tour of one of the world's most beautiful regions. 

    James from the Absolute Escapes team set off to rediscover a region which he already knew well ...

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    7 Roads in Scotland You Must Drive Before You Die

    When it comes to spectacular roads there's no shortage here in Scotland. With roads that wind through dominating mountains, passing by lochs and through dramatic glens. 

    Join Fern Urquhart from the Absolute Escapes team for an unforgettable drive along 7 of the most beautiful roads in Scotland ...

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    Britain's Best Dog-Friendly Walking Trails

    DogWith an abundance of fresh air and wide open spaces, a long-distance walking holiday can be a wonderful experience for dogs and humans alike. Over the last 14 years, Absolute Escapes have 'sniffed out' the best dog-friendly walking trails in the UK.

    Read on to discover Britain's best hiking trails which can be booked with dogs ...

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    Britain's Best Walking Trails to Spot Amazing Wildlife

    Red deer stag

    The UK’s walking trails are well known for their stunning scenery. But what about the wildlife which could be hiding just around the corner?

    We've put together a list of our favourite walking trails in the UK to spot amazing wildlife ...

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    A Treasure Hunt on Ancient Orkney

    Sine on the way to OrkneyThe archipelago of Orkney is a treasure trove for history-lovers. With Neolithic standing stones, brochs, and ancient villages sitting alongside a Viking cathedral and a Medieval palace, where do you begin?

    Sine from the Absolute Escapes team set off on a treasure hunt for ancient Orkney's best historic sites ...

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    Castles, Coast & Cairngorms: Discovering Scotland's New Road Trip

    Dunnottar Castle

    Ancient castles, dramatic mountains, warming whisky, diverse wildlife, picturesque seaside villages, abundant seafood, scenic golf courses and stunning coastal landscapes: The North East 250 is Scotland’s most recently-launched driving route.

    Katia from the Absolute Escapes team set off on a road trip through north east Scotland.

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