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Best things to do in Hebrides

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Gift Shop
“You can't come to Edinburgh and not visit the castle! If you aren't into history and don't fancy paying to go inside, its free to visit the esplanade. A great place to get a photo with the castle in the background. ”
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Museum
“There is something for everyone here. You could easily spend the whole day walking through all the different exhibits. My favorite from a young age has always been the wildlife and natural history section. Added bonus, its free entry. ”
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Mountain
“Beautiful for hiking and running. Lots of routes to choose from. Amazing city and ocean views from the top!”
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Art Gallery
“ Kelvingrove Museum opened in 1901 and is a firm favourite with local people and visitors. It has stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere. Explore our 22 galleries and discover everything from art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and so much more. We also have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays. Enjoy an organ recital, a free tour or at weekends and holidays take part in one of our family activities. If you only have one day in Glasgow, Kelvingrove is a must see! ”
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Botanical Garden
“These gardens are free to walk around. The only paid part are the glass houses. Lovely to wander especially on a sunny day. ”
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Art Gallery
“Ten minutes walk from our AirBnB - Home to Scotland’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art.”
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Park
“Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park’s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Connemara National Park was established and opened to the public in 1980. Much of the present Park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School, the remainder having been owned by private individuals. The southern part of the Park was at one time owned by Richard (Humanity Dick) Martin who helped to form the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during the early 19th century. The Park lands are now wholly owned by the State and managed solely for National Park purpose.”
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Park
“Classic example of a Victorian park, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, and which measures 34 hectares (85 acres). Its set on the banks of the River Kelvin, and is (in my opinion) the best park in Glasgow. Depending on time of day / year, you may find joggers, cyclists, students, dog walkers, skaters and barbecuers all using this wonderfully green space, and the Kelvin walkway cuts right through the park. It's just two minutes walk from the flat, past the bars and restaurants in Gibson street, the entrance is opposite Eusebi's deli.”
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Science Museum
“Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry documents 250 years of discoveries and innovations that began in Manchester and went on to influence the world. The museum also houses the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station and first railway warehouse.”
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Botanical Garden
“A beautiful place all year round that allows you to see tropical plants from across the world. Free entry. ”
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Shopping Mall
“The Trafford Centre opened in 1998 and is the third largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom by retail size. It was developed by the Peel Group and is owned by Intu Properties following a £1.65 billion sale in 2011– the largest single property acquisition in British history. As of 2017, the centre has a market value of £2.312 billion. Lots of free parking is available on site and buses regularly go directly to the mall. There is also an expected development of a MetroLink that will go to the mall!”
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Park
“One of Edinburgh's most popular parks, and often a hub of activity! On a sunny day, you'll bump into a plethora of locals out enjoying the weather. Come down with a picnic and savour the atmosphere (you'll also get lovely views of Arthur's Seat!) ”
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Nature Preserve
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“A big favorite with tourists and locals alike. Come discover the basalt columns that rise out of the sea. Pedestrian acess to the Giant's Causeway is free. However, if you wish to use any of the facilities at the site, including parking but excluding the Visitor Information Service, the visitor experience charge will apply.”
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Museum
“Riverside Museum is Glasgow's award-winning transport museum. With over 3,000 objects on display there's everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper. Get hands on with our interactive displays. Walk through Glasgow streets and visit the shops, bar and subway. Climb aboard a train, tram or bus and get a real feel for old public transport. Discover Glasgow's rich shipbuilding history, explore the car and motorbike walls and help put out a fire with our interactive fire engine. There are over 90 large touch screens panels full of images, memories and films that tell the fascinating stories behind the objects. There really is something for all ages to enjoy at the Riverside Museum.”
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History Museum
“An amazing museum and definitely a must visit. The museum is around a 20 min drive from the house. ”
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Park
“Lots of high street shops including M&S, Zara, Frasers, Boots, Superdrug. Also good place to pick up souvenirs at tourist”
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