Tag: scotland

  • Glasgow Cathedral

    Glasgow Cathedral

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    Glasgow Cathedral was built on the location where St Kentigern and even Mungo is thought to have been buried, around the 612 AD; St Kentigern was the very first bishop within the ancient British Kingdom of Stratchclyde and The tomb of the saint is in the lower crypt. Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and it…

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is situated on Argyle Street, in the West End of the city, on the banks of the River Kelvin, across Kelvin Hall, which is styled like the museum in the 1920’s. The Museum closed in 2003 and reopened on 11th July 2006 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, after receiving a three-year refurbishment and restoration,…

  • Riverside Museum

    Riverside Museum

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    The Riverside Museum is situated on the Glasgow museum of Transport, which is at the point-house Quay, in the Glasgow Harbor. The Museum opened it’s doors to the public in June 2011, Designed by Zaha Hadid, architects and engineers Buro Happold. The Project cost around £74 Million, the Glasgow city council funded £50.9 million and…

  • 11 Facts You Might Not Know About Edinburgh

    11 Facts You Might Not Know About Edinburgh

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    11 Facts You Might Not Know About Edinburgh   1. The volcano`s crater got the name “Arthur`s Throne”. 2. Edinburgh was the first city in the world to have its own fire service in 1703. 3. The first king of Great Britain James I (a Scottish king James VI) was born in the Edinburgh castle.…

  • 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…