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A Virtual Tour of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland

Tour of Holyrood Palace

You can once again take a tour of Holyrood Palace, now that enhanced health and safety measures are in place. Among the changes are mandatory advanced bookings and a limited number of people in the smaller rooms, which will reduce the number of people who can take the tours each day. If you're not able to visit soon, here's a virtual tour of the palace in the meantime.

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The 7 Best Walks and Hikes in Edinburgh

Selfie on the Pentlands (Best Hikes and Walks in Edinburgh Cover)

Due to current world events, I’m spending a few weeks exploring the best walks and hikes in Edinburgh. Although I love traveling the world, I still enjoy coming back to my “home base,” and the trails are a big factor in that. Arthur’s Seat It’s pretty rare for a city to have a volcano in the center; most people in …

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Getting a Little Loony at Edinburgh’s Loony Dook

Selfie at Loony Dook 2020 #3

Edinburgh’s Loony Dook is one of the craziest activities I’ve participated in, and one of the most exhilarating! In a nutshell, I jumped into the North Sea with hundreds of other revelers to wash away the previous year and get ready for the New Year. How Loony Dook Started The name means just like it sounds – a lunatic dunk. …

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The Dinosaur Giant Lanterns at the Edinburgh Zoo Aren’t Just for Kids

Dinosaur Great Lanterns

To complete my Edinburgh Hogmanay celebration, I went to see the giant lanterns at the Edinburgh zoo. While the lanterns might have been made for kids, I was fascinated by them. Sadly the dinosaur giant lanterns are only around until the end of January, but there will be more lanterns at the Edinburgh zoo next year. About the Giant Lanterns …

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Adoring the Snow Leopards at the Highland Wildlife Park

Tiger Eating Lunch at the Highland Wildlife Park

The Highland Wildlife Park in the Cairngorm National Park of Scotland is the second attraction managed by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). It’s where they breed and house those animals needing a wilder setting than a zoo in Edinburgh. Driving to the Highland Wildlife Sanctuary The Highland Wildlife Park is located 130 miles north of Edinburgh, halfway up …

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