Unique Scottish Gifts for Your Favorite Scotophile

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Looking for a gift for a special someone? Spoil someone dear to you with one of these unique Scottish gifts from tasty treats to wearable items! #scotland #gifts #giftguide

With its breathtaking landscape and welcoming culture, it’s ridiculously easy to fall in love with Scotland. Treat a special Scotland lover in your life with some of these unique Scottish gifts. Whether their family has Scottish roots, it’s to remember a special trip or simply to spoil someone you care about, here are some suggestions of my favorite great and unique Scottish gifts ranging from the tasty to the toasty…and everywhere in between!

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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.