Not to miss when in Scot­land

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Scot­land is full of an­cient sites from its fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory. Here are just a few things not to miss out on: • Arthur’s Seat in Ed­in­burgh is one of four hill forts, dat­ing back about 2,000 years. Apart from its rich cul­tural heritage, the park of­fers walks, wildlife, vol­canic ge­ol­ogy, and stun­ning views of the city from its many van­tage points. • The Na­tional Mu­seum of Scot­land in Ed­in­burgh al­lows vis­i­tors to ex­plore the di­ver­sity of the nat­u­ral world, world cul­tures, sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, art, and Scot­tish his­tory. • As well as be­ing an in­cred­i­ble ex­am­ple of Re­nais­sance ar­chi­tec­ture, Stir­ling Cas­tle has a fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory. Vis­i­tors can look out from its high stone walls to the bat­tle­fields of Stir­ling Bridge where great me­dieval armies clashed to de­cide the fate of na­tions, and the cas­tle was home to gen­er­a­tions of Scot­tish monar­chs, in­clud­ing Mary Queen of Scots. •Cul­lo­den bat­tle­field marks the site of the his­toric 1746 bat­tle be­tween the Duke of Cum­ber­land and Prince Charles.

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