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Craigievar Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Craigievar Castle is placed on the territory of Aberdeenshire. It is one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland. The seven-stored castle was finished in 1626, originally it was built as a residence of Sempill family. The great castle with marvellous towers and façade is painted in a light rose colour. This is a good example of baronial Scottish style. Sempill family was owners of this castle until 1963 and then it came under the responsibility of the National Trust for Scotland.

Craigievar Castle is a unique castle because there weren’t held many battles. 400-year-old castle has saved its unique elements of decoration. During the excursion, visitors can see a Great Hall that earlier was used for solemn events. If tourists look at the balconies for the musicians they will see … Read all

Urquhart Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Urquhart Castle sits beside Loch Ness Lake in the Highlands of Scotland. Today the castle is partly ruined but still attracts tourists. Most people come to the shores of the lake to see Nessy and in addition visit this old castle.

Urquhart Castle was established in the 13th century. For about 150 years it was the main zone of battles that were made for Scotland independence. At the end of the 17th century during the battle, the fortress was exploded. Until the 20th century, the ruined castle was empty. Then the historical building was given to the government and only at this time there were organized excursions.

Urquhart Castle is placed in a picturesque area. It is surrounded by spacious fields and fertile lands which are used by locals for agriculture. The castle is situated at the … Read all
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Red Carnation Opens Its First Hotel in Scotland

The new hotel has a truly exclusive address – 100 Princess Street or the site of the former Overseas League. This place still has the atmosphere of adventures and great Scottish explorers, for many of which the League was their second home. Red Carnation could hardly find a better place for their debut hotel in Edinburgh. Read this

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Traditions and festivals in Great Britain

London
The number of festivals, carnivals, and events held in the British capital are countless. The rich history of the city and the abundance of ethnic groups living here, provide an amazing combination of a wide variety of festivals and destinations. January traditionally begins with the New Year's Day Parade, during which thousands of tourists and performers of all genres march from Parliament Square to Barkley Square. The march starts at 12:00 p.m. From 15 to 30 January, the traditional London … Read more
Edinburgh
In Edinburgh, it is accepted to organize various spectacular festivals and celebrations on any necessary event or occasion. People here know a thing in the holidays' organization. The year starts and comes to an end with a huge New Year's celebration, where everyone participates without exception. In Scotland, New Year's holiday starts on December 30. This day takes place the torch procession, which can be seen along the streets of the old city of Edinburgh. Under the sounds of bagpipes and a … Read more
Blackpool
Blackpool can be called the Dance Capital of the United Kingdom, as five major dance festivals take place here, as well as many smaller events of this kind. The season opens with Junior Dance Festival - a competition between young participants that is held in April (usually at the beginning of the month, the dates depend on the beginning of the Easter celebration) in The Blackpool Tower. Young talents compete in such categories as "Ballroom Dancing" and "Latin"; different age groups are also … Read more
Manchester
Manchester has many interesting symbols and unofficial names, this British city is one of the most colourful and rich in wonderful cultural features and traditions. Manchester is often called the "city of rains", because of the special geographical location of the climatic conditions are also special here. On average, precipitation falls here 300 days a year, so all the locals, leaving the house, always take an umbrella or a raincoat. At certain times of the year, the rain can go up to three … Read more
York
Food and Drink Festival is one of the most popular events with tourists. It is usually held between the end of September and the beginning of October. It is a fantastic opportunity to get acquainted with local culinary and beer brewing traditions. Numerous restaurants and cafes in York prepare a special festive menu for the event. It is virtually impossible to resist to visit them and try amazing food – imitable aroma of spices lures everyone, inviting to enter. In addition to sampling … Read more
Glasgow
Festivals in Charles McIntosh's hometown always attract public attention, since each of them is interesting in its own way. Local organizers know how to hold parties, and each of the festivals serves as proof of this. The most famous event taking place in the city is Celtic Connections. This is a folk festival gathering the best performers in this genre. It starts in the middle of January and ends in early February, the venue is The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. As the name implies, it is … Read more
Birmingham
The city hosts lots of colorful festivals to suit every taste. In early July, fans of jazz, funk and soul music are invited to Moseley Park to attend Mostly Jazz, Funk, and Soul Festival (lasts 2 days). Among the participants, there are both foreign and local stars. The same period, i.e. the beginning of July, is marked by holding University of Birmingham Summer Festival of Music. Several city locations serve as the venue for the popular event. The festival will appeal to those who like to … Read more
Liverpool
The largest British festival, entirely dedicated to the music of the Black Continent, is held annually in the center of Liverpool. Africa Oye is the summer open air festival traces its roots from the streets concerts, which were organized by the Liverpool enthusiasts and the carriers of African culture in 1992. The main purpose of this festival was the destruction of a negative public stereotype about Africa, as well as the demonstration for a wide audience of the wealth of modern African art. … Read more

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