Category: Europe

  • The Real Mary King’s Close

    The Real Mary King’s Close

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    The Real Mary King’s Close opened in 2003 to the public as a Historic visitor attraction, takes you on a journey through time as they uncover streets and houses hidden beneath one of the city’s most famous thoroughfares. Mary King’s Close is located under buildings on the Royal Mile in the Historic old Town area of…

  • Edinburgh Statistics and figures

    Edinburgh Statistics and figures

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    Edinburgh In Numbers   POPULATION [su_table] Source: National Records of Scotland Population 495,360 (2014) Population: Male 252,758 (2014) Population: Female 239,922 (2014) [/su_table] [su_table] Age Group  Population 0 – 4 Year old 27,060 (2014) 5 – 11 Year old 31,753 (2014) 12 – 15 Year old 16,545 (2014) 16 – 24 Year old 68,598 (2014) 25…

  • The Scotch Whisky Experience

    The Scotch Whisky Experience

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    The Scotch Whisky Experience was first created in July 1987 by 19 individual scotch whisky companies, who invested to create the Scotch whiskey Experience. located on Castlehill in old town Edinburgh. The centre offers tours and whiskey tutoring session with a shop, corporate spaces, Restaurant and Whisky Bar. In 2008 The Whiskey Experience became home…

  • Scottish National Gallery

    Scottish National Gallery

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    The National Galleries of Scotland located in Edinburgh and has exhibitions in three different location around the city: The Scottish National Gallery; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The Scottish National Gallery is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, the building was designed by William Henry Playfair and first…

  • Arthur’s Seat

    Arthur’s Seat

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    Arthur’s Seat is the main top of the group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland which shape most of Holyrood Park, described through Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in distinctive feature of its bold layout”. It’s miles situated just to the east of the metropolis centre, about 1 mile to the…

  • Museum of Scotland

    Museum of Scotland

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    The National Museum of Scotland was formed with ‘New Museum of Scotland’ and Royal Museum in 2006, to bring collection of Scottish antiquities, culture and history, science and technology, natural history, and world cultures together. The Royal Museum was built in 1861, and the more modern Museum of Scotland was completed in 1998. The Museum underwent a…

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle

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    Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress, positioned on the Castle Rock, and can be seen for miles and miles in any direction. Since the reign of David I in the 12th Century, There has been a Royal Castle on the Castle Rock, The site continued to be a royal residence until 1633, During the 17th…

  • 10 Facts You Might Not Know About Deventer

    10 Facts You Might Not Know About Deventer

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    Deventer hosts the largest book fair in Europe. The female Jewish poet and writer Etty Hillesum lived in Deventer during the war before being deported to Auschwitz. During the production of the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far, all of the scenes taking place in nearby Arnhem were filmed in Deventer. Deventer was most likely founded around…

  • Sports and Event Center De Scheg

    Sports and Event Center De Scheg

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    De Scheg is a sports and event center in Deventer, part of the sports complex is a skating rink, which has been around since 1992. Within the complex contains a subtropical swimming pool and gyms. Elder Margriet de Jager opened the sports complex for the public on October 8, 2011. A week later, the 42nd…