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Scotland Holiday Package Online - London and Scotland

Tour Details

 Durations : 7 Night / 8 Days
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 Tour Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive London
Upon arrival in London at Heathrow Airport, proceed to your hotel independently. After check-in, rest of the day is free to relax. Overnight stay in London.

Day 2:
Arrive London (Hop n Hop Off Bus Tour, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and London Eye)
After breakfast, explore the London City by Hop n Hop Off Bus Tour, Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. It is one of Londons hottest attractions. Its both visually immersive and interactive and should be top of your list when visiting London. As you wander around Madame Tussauds you will stumble across an endless number of famous faces including David Beckham, Kylie Minogue, President Bush, Tony Blair and many more. You can also interact with the model celebrities, for example, you can be there when David Beckham prepares to take one of his famous free kicks and feel the beat of his heart and tremble as the floor vibrates beneath your feet!! Then you can go through to the London Stardome and explore this interactive show dome. You will also get to experience Scream which is a maximum-security prison taken over by the unhinged inmates, their mission is to give you nightmares. This is not suitable for children under the aged of 12 or for people of a nervous disposition. After this tour proceed towards London Eye to enjoy your flight on the London Eye Observation Wheel to enjoy a panoramic view of London. Overnight stay in London.

Day 3:
London ( Day free on own )
After buffet breakfast, the day is free on own to explore the beautiful sights of London city or Option to visit the Tower of London on own, that has enjoyed a chameleon existence during its 1000-year history, which has seen the famous landmark transformed from a royal palace to a prison, then a mint and even a zoo! Be dazzled by the Cullinan diamonds and the spectacular Kohi-i-Noor at the Crown Jewels. Onwards Thames River Cruise, take to the water on a luxury river cruise and enjoy a panoramic tour of the array of attractions, which encompass London. Overnight stay in London.

Day 4:
London - Edinburgh
Breakfast at hotel. Checkout proceed to the eurail station on own to board your britrail to Edinburgh. Check in hotel and rest of the day free on your own.Stay in Edinburgh.

Day 5:
Edinburgh (Hop on Hop off City Tour)
After buffet breakfast, proceed towards the city tour of Edinburgh.Join the Edinburgh hop on hop off sightseeing tour to discover the sights, the shopping and the culture of this wonderful city. The Edinburgh sightseeing tour offers you 3 different bus types. You can choose from The City Sightseeing Tour which is guided by headphones and available in seven different languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Dutch). Alternatively, The Edinburgh tour has commentary by a live guide in English language only. Further to this, you can also choose from Mac Tours buses, which takes place on board vintage style open top buses with live guided commentary in English only.Stay in Edinburgh

Day 6:
Edinburgh (Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and Glengoyne Tour)
After buffet breakfast, This day we will drive north out of Edinburgh youll be amazed by the engineering miracle of the Forth Railway Bridge. Then, as you are travelling through Stirlingshire, our guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace - dramatised in the film Braveheart - and explain his link to the countryside youre passing through.
Explore Stirling Castle and City, Our route takes you through the spectacular Dukes Pass which offers spectacular views to the peaks of the stunning Trossachs Mountains, Stroll the Bonnie Bonnie banks. Your lunchtime stop is by Loch Lomond. A taste of Scottish Spirit at Glengoyne, Scotlands most beautiful distilleries and get a taste of the true spirit of the country - a Highland Malt Whisky.

Day 7:
Edinburgh to Home Destination
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out proceed towards the airport on own to board your flight way back home.

Day 8:
Edinburgh to Home Destination
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out proceed towards the airport to board yoor flight way back home via London.

 
 Package Price
Rs. 106,299/- *
USD 1,975.27/- *
EUR 1,523.17/- *
GBP 1,226.18/- *
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 Package Inclusion
  • Sightseeing.
  • Buffet Breakfast.
  • Return Airfare with Taxes.
  • Hotel Accommodation.
  • Return Airfare with Taxes on Economy class.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • 03 Nights stay at London
  • 02 Nights stay at Manchester
  • 02 Nights stay at Edinburgh
  • Reserved seats on East Coast trains
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle
  • Open Top Bus Tour
  • London Airport to Hotel by shuttle 01 Way
  • London Hop n Hop off
  • Madame Tussauds
  • London Eye
  • 01 Dinner Voucher at Imli Restaurant
Airline Info:
Ex. Delhi airfare is based on British Airlines in class N
Ex. Mumbai airfare is based on British Airlines in class Q
 
 Exclusion
Note: Passenger traveling on the tour must have valid Visa prior the booking
  • Personal Expenses like Telephone bills, Laundry bills etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other service which is not mentioned in above inclusions
  • Any peak season surcharges are not included
  • Passenger must hold valid UK Visa before applying for Schengen Visa
  • Additional hike in Airfare,Airport Taxes,Visa Fees Medicliam to charged Dirctly from Pax.Payment has to collected as per the ROE on the date of Full Payment.

Booking Policy :
At the Time of Booking we require Euro 150 or INR 10,000 Per Person as Deposit at the time of Booking.

Balance Payment :
Payments has to be made 45 days prior to the Departure (Failure to which might delay the Visa process

  • Documents for Visa process has to be submitted in the respective RIGHT TRAVEL INC , lounge with the payment.
  • Package cost is calculated on lowest class Air Fare. Airline seat confirmation is subject to availability at time of booking. Any increase in air fare or air port taxes has to be borne by the client.
  • Booking deposits will be 100 percent Non- Refundable same will be adjusted in the Balance Payments before Departure
  • Land Component has to be Paid in EURO; incase it is collected in INR same to be made as per the Rate of Exchange levied by Righttravelsonline.com; on the Date of Full Final Payments will be made.
  • Visa Fees once Paid will be 100 percent Non- Refundable.
  • Flight Tickets once issued will attract cancellation as per Airline set rules refunds will be processed as per Airline Rules.
Note:
ROE Currently taken as on 10th Dec 09 of 01 Euro= INR 67 (Subject to Change without Notice). Payments for Land Component will be taken on the day of making Final Payments.
  • The hotels and services as mentioned in the itinerary are subject to confirmation.
  • Universal hotel check-in time is between 02.00 pm to 03.00 pm and Check-out time is between 10.00 am to 12.00 noon depending upon the hotel.
  • Prices may change in case of any changes in hotel, Airline, Government taxes and Visa fees.
  • Package cost includes foreign exchange component also. Any Fluctuation or change in Rate of exchange will be borne by the client.
 
 Cancellations Policy

Change Your Holiday Plan
After confirmation of services, if any one wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by the client.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our offices. The applicable cancellation charges are as per the published cancellation policy which is:
Please note that cancellations must be received by our office by 3.00 PM on the last working day (Mon-Fri) before the scheduled arrival.

Cancellation charges per person

  • 30 days or more prior to the departure of the Holiday or for non-payment of the Balance payment on the due date the initial deposit of Euro 150 or Rs 10,000 will be forefeited.
  • 30 to 15 days prior to the departure of the Holiday 50 percent of the Holiday cost.
  • 14 to 07 days prior to the departure of the Holiday 75 percent of the Holiday cost.
  • 07 to 01 days prior to the departure of the Holiday 100 of the Holiday cost.
  • In case of no show: 100 percent of Holiday cost.
The above may vary based on any specific cancellation charges as charged by the third party service provider

If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday
It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. CHANGE We will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements, our liability in all cases shall be limited to the costs of your travel arrangements.

Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change. Other examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard.

If You Have a Complaint
If you have a problem during your holiday, PLEASE INFORM THE RELEVANT SUPPLIER, (e.g. your hotelier) and/or our representative IMMEDIATELY who will endeavor to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 7 days of your return home by writing to us, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in your redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who at no time are under our control or supervision

Our Liability to You
We do not accept any responsibility for any third party services or service providers, like hotels, airlines, etc. For example, travel delays are the responsibility of the air-carriers and inefficient hospitality is the responsibility of the hotels.
We are only your tour operator and at no time do we act as managers for your respective responsibilities and personal obligations. We are therefore not responsible for your acts, misdemeanor, omissions and neither are we responsible for managing any of your personal affairs; for example, we are not responsible for ensuring the safety of your personal belongings, travel documents, etc. at any time before the commencement of the tour or after it or during the tour.

Holiday Insurance
It will be your responsibility to purchase any sort of holiday insurance cover and we are not responsible for the same.

Exactness Not Guaranteed
We cannot and do not guarantee the exactness of any service that may be provided to you. For instance, photographs of the interiors of the hotel rooms posted on our website have been sourced from the respective Hotel management the visual appeal of a room selected by you cannot and is not guaranteed by us. Similarly, while we assure you of enjoyable holidays, we cannot and do not guarantee or represent that such tour will be as per your mental perception, imagination or thought about such tours.

General Important Notes
Any Itinerary posted on the website is a only a proposed holiday outline. We are not holding any confirmed hotel reservations for your travel .The same is subject to availability at the time of booking. The quotation might changes based on actual availability of the service.
Incase there is any change in price the same will be communicated to yourself and only after your confirmation, we will proceed further. There will be no reduction for un-utilized services.
Surcharges may be applicable over and above the holiday price for the requested period. The same will be advised at the time of booking or prior to confirmations.
You need to make an advance payment at the time of confirming the tour and make the balance payment 45 days prior to the departure of the tour
Please be advised that these are the sole and complete terms and conditions governing the tour operations, supplemented only by the User Agreement. No employees of our Company or our agents have the authority to amend, modify or change these conditions, and you are advised to rely on the terms as is. RIGHT TRAVEL INC , reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.

Travel Documents And Clearances
It shall be solely the your responsibility to hold valid travel documents and statutory clearances, to enable you to travel on the Tour such as passports, visas, confirmed air-tickets, insurance and medical insurance certificates and other statutory certificates including immigration clearance. In any case, your Passport must be valid for at least six months subsequent to the scheduled departure date of the tour.
As granting or rejecting visas and immigration clearance is the sole prerogative of the concerned sovereign governments, the Operator shall neither be responsible in case of non-granting of such documents nor liable for any delay, denial or other related act/omission or for any loss, expense, damage or cost resulting there from. The position in respect of cancellation of Tour by Client due to non-availability of travel documents would not change only by virtue of the Client having applied for such documents through the Operator. Even if visas are rejected, the stipulated fees of the Operator shall be payable by the Client. There will be no refund to the Client, or any member of his party, is unable to travel due to the said reasons. In such cases, the non-refundable deposit paid by the clients shall be forfeited and no claim whatsoever shall be made for the same.
In the event that a client is unable to travel on the tour originally booked by him/her, due to rejection of visas by the concerned embassy, the said client shall have the option to postpone his/her tour to any other future date or transfer his tour to any other tour and in such case the transfer fee for the transfer of the tour shall apply. However, if the client books and pays within the cancellation period and is unable to travel due to any reason whatsoever including non-availability of visas or any travel documents, the cancellation policy will apply.

Forfeiture Of Deposits
The Company shall be within its rights to forfeit the non- refundable interest free deposit paid by the client to the company along with the prescribed booking form duly completed for the tour booked by the client. In the event the client cancels the booking or on failure on the part of the Client to adhere to the tour payment schedule as informed in the documentation Check List or in the event the visa of any country is not granted or is unable to travel on the tour booked by the client due to any reason whatsoever, including medical ground or sickness, the non refundable interest free deposits shall stand forfeited, and the scale of cancellation setout in the How To Book section of the brochure shall be applicable and binding

 
 Child Policy
  • Child Rate (06-11 Yrs) applicable with min. 02 adults sharing a room.
  • Rate for 0ne child sharing room with one adult - Same as twin sharing rate
 
 Remarks
  • All prices quoted per person on twin sharing basis in Indian Rupees. Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time. Rates valid for Indian Nationals only
  • Rates subject to change without notice depending on currency fluctuation.
  • Rates are based on Standard category of rooms.
  • Rates not valid during conventions and special events.
  • In case carrier is Air Asia, package price does not include charges for checked baggage and meals.
 

Destination Information

ABOUT THE TERRITORY:
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland constitutes over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Scotland is generally seen as clean, unspoilt destination with beautiful scenery which has a long and complex history, combined with thousands of historic sites and attractions. These include prehistoric stone circles, standing stones and burial chambers, and various Bronze Age, Iron Age and Stone Age remains. There are also many historic castles, houses, and battlegrounds, ruins and museums. Many people are drawn by the culture of Scotland.

The cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are increasingly being seen as a cosmopolitan alternative to Scotland's countryside, with visitors year round, but the main tourist season is generally from April to October inclusive. In addition to these factors, the national tourist agency, VisitScotland, have deployed a strategy of niche marketing, aimed at exploiting, amongst other things, Scotland's strengths in golf, fishing and food and drink tourism. Another significant, and increasingly popular reason for tourism to Scotland - especially by those from North America - is genealogy, with many visitors coming to Scotland to explore their family and ancestral roots.

The continued existence of legal, educational and religious institutions distinct from those in the remainder of the UK have all contributed to the continuation of Scottish culture and national identity since the Union. In 1999, a devolved legislature, the Scottish Parliament, was founded with authority over many areas of home affairs following a successful referendum in 1997. In 2011, the Scottish National Party (SNP) won an overall majority in parliament and intends to hold a referendum on independence in the autumn of 2014.

RELIGION:
Since the Scottish Reformation of 1560, the national church (the Church of Scotland, also known as The Kirk) has been Protestant and Reformed in theology. Since 1689 it has had a Presbyterian system of church government, and enjoys independence from the state. About 12% of the populations are currently members of the Church of Scotland, with 40% claiming affinity. The Church operates a territorial parish structure, with every community in Scotland having a local congregation.

Scotland also has a significant Roman Catholic population, 19% claiming that faith, particularly in the west. After the Reformation, Roman Catholicism in Scotland continued in the Highlands and some western islands like Uist and Barra, and it was strengthened during the 19th century by immigration from Ireland. Other Christian denominations in Scotland include the Free Church of Scotland, various other Presbyterian offshoots, and the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Islam is the largest non-Christian religion (estimated at around 40,000, which is less than 0.9% of the population), and there are also significant Jewish, Hindu and Sikh communities, especially in Glasgow. The Samyé Ling monastery near Eskdalemuir, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007, includes the largest Buddhist temple in Western Europe.

Christianity is the largest religion in Scotland. The Church of Scotland, often known as The Kirk, is recognized in law as the national Church of Scotland. It is not an established church and is independent of state control. However, it is the largest religious grouping in Scotland, with 42% of the population. The other major denomination is the Roman Catholic Church, the traditional Christian Church of Scotland prior to the Reformation, which claims around 16% of the population, and is especially important in West Central Scotland and the Highlands. There are also around 15,000 each of Baptists, Episcopalians and conservative Presbyterians, with smaller numbers of Quakers, Pentecostal, and Gospel Hall. The only churches to witness an increase in attendance are independent churches, which include the popular evangelical wing.

Judaism has been established in Scotland since at least the High Middle Ages. In recent years other religions have established a presence in Scotland, mainly through immigration, though also partly through the attraction of converts. Those with the most adherents are Islam (mainly among immigrants from South Asia), Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. Other minority faiths include the Bahá'í Faith, Rasta and small Neopagan groups. There are also various organizations that actively promote humanism, rationalism and secularism, reflecting the 28% who claim to have no religious beliefs, or did not state a religion.

Orthodox Christianity has a significant presence in most of the large cities of Scotland. Although it was once present mainly through the Greek Orthodox Church, its churches have become the place of worship for many other Orthodox Christians from Russia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and many other countries (mainly former USSR states).

CULTURE:
The rich Scotland culture has gone through many changes since the past years. Scotland was mostly inhabited by the Celtic decedents in the Scottish Highlands. Scots dominated the Southern part of the country. Mostly the Scots are smart and vigilant. There is some influence of the Nordic and Anglo Saxon people on the culture of Scotland.

The church going majority in Scotland are the members of the Scotland church. The Scottish people always had a thirst for learning. Farmers called crofters live on the northwestern coastal region of Scotland. They live in houses built of pebbles and stones. Apart from farming the people are interested in forestry, cottage industries and roadwork.

The Highlands are famous for more than 100 clans and these groups of people are famous for sports and athletic shows. There are also some Bagpipers and Highland dancers.

The Scottish culture is very energetic. The Edinburgh's International Festival of Music and Drama reflects the culture of Scotland. It is one of the biggest cultural events.

Most of the traditional practices in Scotland have died out but still some minority groups follow them. People now don’t believe in evil spirits.

Marriage is always a huge event in the culture of Scotland and it is celebrated with pomp and show. 'Hand fasting' was one of the most important customs of Scotland. It was a custom in which if marriage did not happen between two people then they were allowed to get married somewhere else. Scotland culture is very colorful.

As one of the Celtic nations, Scotland and Scottish culture is represented at interceltic events at home and over the world. Scotland hosts several music festivals including Celtic Connections (Glasgow), and the Hebridean Celtic Festival (Stornoway). Festivals celebrating Celtic culture, such as Festival Interceltique de Lorient (Brittany), the Pan Celtic Festival (Ireland), and the National Celtic Festival (Port Arlington, Australia), feature elements of Scottish culture such as language, music and dance.

CLIMATE:
The climate of Scotland is temperate and oceanic, and tends to be very changeable. It is warmed by the Gulf Stream from the Atlantic, and as such has much milder winters (but cooler, wetter summers) than areas on similar latitudes, for example Labrador, Moscow, or the Kamchatka Peninsula on the opposite side of Eurasia. However, temperatures are generally lower than in the rest of the UK, with the coldest ever UK temperature of −27.2 °C (−16.96 °F) recorded at Braemar in the Grampian Mountains, on 11 February 1895. Winter maximums average 6 °C (42.8 °F) in the lowlands, with summer maximums averaging 18 °C (64.4 °F). The highest temperature recorded was 32.9 °C (91.22 °F) at Greycrook, Scottish Borders on 9 August 2003.

In general, the west of Scotland is usually warmer than the east, owing to the influence of Atlantic ocean currents and the colder surface temperatures of the North Sea. Tiree, in the Inner Hebrides, is one of the sunniest places in the country: it had more than 300 hours of sunshine in May 1975. Rainfall varies widely across Scotland. The western highlands of Scotland are the wettest place, with annual rainfall exceeding 3,000 mm (118.1 in). In comparison, much of lowland Scotland receives less than 800 mm (31.5 in) annually. Heavy snowfall is not common in the lowlands, but becomes more common with altitude. Braemar experiences an average of 59 snow days per year, while many coastal areas average fewer than 10 days of lying snow per annum.

For such a relatively small country, one of the most surprising things about the Scottish climate is just how much it varies from one region to another.

For example, because it is so mountainous and the prevailing winds come in from the Atlantic, the western Highlands are some of the wettest and windiest places in Europe. By contrast, the eastern part of the country from the 'Highland capital' of Inverness across to Aberdeenshire and down to Angus, Fife and the Lothians enjoy an annual rainfall that is actually similar to or less than New York, Barcelona, Rome or even Rabat in Morocco.

Scotland's high latitude means that although winter days are short, during the summer months, the days are very long, often with an extended twilight. For example, Lerwick in Shetland has about four hours' more daylight at midsummer than London and at this time of year there is actually no complete darkness in the far north of Scotland.

The average number of days with snow falling in Scotland ranges from 15 to 20 days, whereas on the peaks and mountains in the Highlands the average number of days with snow falling is about 100 days.

LANGUAGE:
The languages of Scotland are the languages spoken or once spoken in Scotland. The numerous languages spoken in Scotland during its recorded linguistic history fall into either the Germanic or Celtic language families. The classification of the Pettish language was once controversial but it is now generally considered a Celtic language. Today, the primary languages spoken in Scotland are English, Scots and Scottish Gaelic. The dialect of English spoken in Scotland is referred to as Scottish English.

The Celtic languages of Scotland can be further subdivided into three more groups. These are the Goidelic languages, otherwise known as Q-Celtic, the Brythonic languages, otherwise known as P-Celtic, and the Pictish language, which seems to have been distinct from both. All three groups are known collectively as the Insular Celtic languages.

After Gaelic became a little less popular, Scots was the main language of Scotland. Scots was spoken and written for about 400 years in Scotland. When Great Britain came to be established in 1707, Scotland's government moved to London, and Scots lost its political status to English. Scots was being rapidly reduced to a purely spoken one, to the status of an everyday colloquial language, not something one could use in school, or in business. From having been an independent language used by all people on all levels, Scots has descended to the status of being considered a dialect of English, a dialect being used only by ignorant peasants, fishermen, and laborers, not by gentleman.

The Anglian language of Scotland developed on its own thereafter. By the late 15th century perceptions of the difference to the language spoken further south arose and English-speaking "Scots" started to call their language "Scottis," Gavin Douglas being the first to use the term in this way. Scots has loan words resulting from contact with Gaelic. These loan words are mainly for geographical and cultural features, such as clan and loch ('lake'). Like any living language, Scots has changed to some extent over the years, though it has arguably remained closer to its Anglo-Saxon roots than English. Many Scots words have become part of English: flit, 'to move home', greed, eerie, cuddle, clan, stob, 'a post'.

Scots has its origins in the variety of Early northern Middle English spoken in southeastern Scotland, also known as Early Scots. That began to diverge from the North Umbrian variety due to twelfth and thirteenth century immigration of Scandinavian-influenced Middle English-speakers from the North and Midlands of England. Later influences on the development of Scots were from Romance languages via ecclesiastical and legal Latin, Norman and later Parisian French due to the Auld Alliance as well as Dutch and Middle Low German influences due to trade and immigration from the Low Countries. Scots also includes loan words resulting from contact with Gaelic. Early medieval legal documents include a body of Gaelic legal and administrative loans. Contemporary Gaelic loans are mainly for geographical and cultural features, such as ceilidh, loch and clan.

Scottish (Standard) English is the result of language contact between Scots and the Standard English of England after the 17th century. The resulting shift towards Standard English by Scots-speakers resulted in many phonological compromises and lexical transfers, often mistaken for mergers by linguists unfamiliar with the history of Scottish English. Furthermore, interdialectal forms, hypercorrections and spelling pronunciations, also influenced the process. Gaelic has influenced Highland English. The most Gaelic influenced variety being Hebridean English, spoken in the Western Isles.

Norn language
Norn is an extinct North Germanic, West Scandinavian, language that was spoken on Shetland and Orkney, off the north coast of mainland Scotland, and in Caithness. Norn evolved from the Old Norse that was widely spoken in the Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland and the west coast of the mainland during the Viking occupation from the 8th to the 13th centuries. After the Northern Isles were ceded to Scotland by Norway in the 15th century, its use was discouraged by the Scottish government and the Church of Scotland (the national church), and Lowland Scots gradually replaced it over time. Norn died out in the 19th century.

CUISINE OF SCOTLAND:
Scottish cuisine is the specific set of cooking traditions and practices associated with Scotland. It has distinctive attributes and recipes of its own, but shares much with wider European cuisine as a result of foreign and local influences both ancient and modern. Traditional Scottish dishes exist alongside international foodstuffs brought about by migration.
Scotland's natural larder of game, dairy, fish, fruit, and vegetables is the integral factor in traditional Scots cooking, with a high reliance on simplicity and a lack of spices from abroad, which were often very expensive.
Scottish cuisine is enjoying a renaissance. In most towns, Chinese and Indian take-away restaurants exist along with traditional fish and chip shops. Larger towns and cities offer cuisine ranging from Thai and Japanese to Mexican, Pakistani, Polish and Turkish.
The signature dish of Scotland is undoubtedly Haggis, and impressive though it is, Scotland's kitchens have a whole lot more to offer. Traditional Scottish cuisine is based on local produce - oats for porridge and oatcake biscuits (bannocks), salted, or smoked meat and game. Fish is a staple and the city of Aberdeen has been known for its cured fish since the 13th Century.
Today Scotland's chefs take the best of their culinary heritage, re-interpreting their grandmothers' recipes to produce delectable variations on the old standards. Recipes highlight Scottish ingredients at their very best. Scotland is famous for Aberdeen Angus Beef, succulent Lamb, and delicate summer fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. An increasing number of specialist farms in the Highlands produce Venison, and cheese making is a rediscovered art.
The Scots are a nation of self-confessed sweet addicts and aside from their heavenly fudge and boiled sweets (boilings) link "rhubarb rock" and "Soor Plooms", there is a host of traditional puddings like cranachan and cream crowdie, girdle scones and clootie dumpling, not to mention jams, jellies and preserves of all kinds.
Aside from whisky the Scottish have a second national drink - Irn Bru. It is very sweet, very orange and defies description except to say that it consistently outsells Coca Cola in Scotland.

Meat

Scotland's free-range beef is renowned for its taste and tenderness. The herds roam freely on Aberdeenshire's rolling hills eating a natural diet free of recycled protein, hormones or additives.
The distinctive Scottish Black Face sheep produces lean and succulent lamb which is a staple in the Scottish diet. The Scots cook with ALL of the animal as witnessed by Haggis.

Haggis

Haggis is one of those dishes that divide people - you love it or you hate it. It is made from sheep's offal (pluck) which is chopped finely, mixed with toasted oatmeal then sewn into the sheep’s stomach lining and boiled for a further three hours.
Haggis is traditionally eaten on Burns Night, January 25, when Scotland celebrates the birth of its most famous poet, Robert Burns. During the celebration, Burns’s poems are read, and a member of the party, addresses the haggis with verses from Burns' poem, 'Address to a Haggis.'

Fish
Scotland produces some of the finest salmon in the world. The Rivers Tay and Tweed are major salmon fisheries and salmon fishing has been a traditional pass-time for the aristocracy and commoners alike. In order to protect the dwindling fish stocks fish farms have bee tends to be smoked, and thinly sliced, served as an entrée.

Scotland also has a large sea fishing industry yielding cod, haddock, plaice, halibut, and whiting.
Scottish produce is world-renowned. When celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay cook with wild trout and salmon their fish will, more than likely, have come from the banks of the Tay or the Tweed. Similarly, when you say beef, most Michelin-starred chefs automatically put the words 'Aberdeen' and 'Angus' together.

There's a huge market for our venison and lamb, and Scotland is becoming recognised as one of the world's most exciting cheese producers: from Brodick Blue cheese from the Isle of Arran, through to more exotic cheeses like Strathkiness, the Scottish equivalent of Gruyere.

Whisky is Scotland's most famous drink and today there are over a hundred distilleries in Scotland. From Speyside to the Highlands and Islands of the west coast, the range and variety of whiskies on offer is astonishing. The tiny island of Islay, for example, has eight distilleries alone, including Bruichaddich, which still makes its malt using the same Victorian process it did over a century ago.
Famous the world over and a Scottish invention to boot, Scotch whisky is as popular as ever. Mature, single malt whiskies are now viewed as an investment in the same way as wine and some very old, rare bottles sell for thousands of pounds. Whisky tasting can be taught in much the same way as wine tasting and the subtlety and variety of flavours created by the different distilleries is astounding.

TOUR ATTRACTIONS:
Scottish attractions have seen tourism at an all time high due to the number of famous sights that keep visitors flocking back time and again. With sights like Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Science Centre and the Falkirk Wheel, attractions in Scotland hold something of interest for everyone.
Things to do in Scotland would obviously have to include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, and I have featured it on my Scottish Castles page.
I have had the privilege of seeing many of Scotland's great attractions and some of them are pretty awesome. Obviously everyone has different tastes, so my top ten, listed here in no particular order, is quite varied.

  • Blair Drummond Safari Park
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • Glenmorangie Distillery Tour
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Melrose Abbey
  • Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

There is a wealth of Scottish attractions to discover with the UK’s finest Victorian architecture, internationally acclaimed museums & galleries to inspire as well as Glasgow’s own unique atmosphere to soak up.
The National Museums of Scotland show Scotland to the World with extensive collections that have been built up over more than two centuries. There are nearly 300 museums and galleries, so it's not surprising that they are among the most popular Scottish attractions.

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Rs. 106,299/- *
USD 1,975.27/- *
EUR 1,523.17/- *
GBP 1,226.18/- *
Validity: Valid till June 30, 2012
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Holiday Inn Express Stirling
Address: Springkerse Business Park, Stirling FK7 7XH, Scotland
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Hotel Description:
The Express by Holiday Inn Stirling Hotel offers great value accommodation for exploring central Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Trossachs National Park, and the famous Stirling Castle. Amenities at this budget hotel include licensed bar, meeting rooms, parking area and family restaurant.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 38 km away, Glasgow Intl. Airport (GLA) is 43 km away.
 
 
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