Glasgow Day Trip Exploring Urban Scotland

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Queen Victoria equestrian statue in George Square.

While you certainly can’t see everything in a single day in any city, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. A Glasgow day trip is extremely rewarding. Scotland is full of beautiful landscapes but it is also home to some urban centers you should experience. If your schedule only allows for one day in Glasgow, you can get a great taste and feel for the city. From exploring the city center to eating like a local, here’s my itinerary for day in Glasgow, Scotland!

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Tantallon Castle: Scottish Castle on the Cliffs

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Tantallon Castle in North Berwick sits on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea.

With stunning views over the Firth of Forth, Bass Rock, and the East Lothian countryside at North Berwick, a day trip from Edinburgh to Tantallon Castle is not one you should miss. The ruins of this 14th century Scottish castle sit on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. And visitors can explore what is left of the fortress by climbing high up into the towers and down below ground into the prison.

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Post by . Originally published October 7, 2019. Last updated November 8, 2019.

3 Days in Edinburgh, Scotland

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The Royal Scots Greys monument stands proudly before Edinburgh Castle in the distance.

It’s amazing how much you can see and experience in only 3 days in Edinburgh, Scotland. You can easily get lost in the magic of the city, what with its narrow and meandering cobblestone streets and that impressive castle looming high above the city. With its relatively compact city center, easy (albeit sometimes hilly) walkability, a long weekend in Edinburgh will keep you busy with a variety of sights that speak to fans of history, the arts, food, and more. Here are some of my favorite spots to discover in the Scottish capital city!

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Post by . Originally published September 30, 2019. Last updated November 8, 2019.

Enjoy the Best View in Munich from Alter Peter

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St. Peter's Church offers the best view in Munich of the Frauenkirche and the Neues Rathaus.

For the best view in Munich, you need to visit St. Peter’s Church, or Alter Peter, in the heart of the city’s old city. Part of Munich’s magic and charm is its low skyline. In most of the city, especially the Altstadt, no building is permitted to be taller than the Frauenkirche, the city’s iconic double-domed church. But with no dedicated observation tower centrally located, how to get a peek at this beautiful city from above and enjoy the Alps in the background? Around Marienplatz there are a few options, including an observation deck within city hall (Neues Rathaus). But Alter Peter’s tower offers stunning unobstructed views.

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Post by . Originally published September 23, 2019. Last updated September 23, 2019.

Befreiungshalle Kelheim Offers Art, Stunning Views

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The Befreiungshalle, or Liberation Hall, at Kelheim, Germany.

Around the world, there are towers, arches, and monuments that honor important statesman, war battles, and, well, anything a country or region deems important. In the Bavarian town of Kelheim, Liberation Hall (or Befreiungshalle in German) honors the victory over Napoleon during the Wars of Liberation in 1813. The massive round building sits overlooking the town and the surrounding Danube River Valley. Needless to say, the Befreiungshalle in Kelheim leaves a big impression.

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