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Five European castles to stay in

Sleep in comfort behind stone walls in strongholds large and small, including a Scottish tower house, a French chateau and a Tuscan hamlet.
Read more… 22 March 2013


Ancient stones of the Scottish isles

Fought over for hundreds of years, the more than 500 islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast are a traveller’s paradise cloaked in mist and rain.
04 March 2013


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Up Helly Aa, Shetland’s festival of fire

During this combustible holiday, costumed men carry nearly 1,000 torches through Lerwick, Scotland, in a procession that ends with the burning of a Viking-style ship.
Read more… 24 January 2012


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