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Travel: Austrian hills are alive with sound of great adventure...

There are two things that have made me fall in love with Austria over the years – the jaw-dropping scenery and the friendly people.
A new 'frozen museum' attraction will be installed on George Street in the run-up to Christmas.

Edinburgh unveils plans for festive celebrations in New Town

Huge ice and snow sculptures of Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, Dolly the Sheep, Greyfriars Bobby and the Loch Ness Monster will be brought into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town for the festive season.

Travel: So much to see and do during whistle-stop tour of Italy...

We sat on the steps of Rome's Trevi Fountain - the newly groomed marble horses glistening in spring sunshine - and clutched coins in our left hands to throw over our right shoulders.
The completion of the Queensferry Crossing has sparked widespread interest in the Forth and its bridges. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Ministers ‘found wanting’ over Forth bridges visitor centre

Ministers have been accused of missing out on the expected Queensferry Crossing tourist boom by failing to establish a Forth bridges visitor centre in time for its opening.

Azura docked in picturesque Geiranger.

Travel: All aboard Azura to enjoy the fairytale fjords...

Glistening lakes, cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys and majestic snow-capped mountains – the best way to breathe in the fairytale beauty of the Norwegian Fjords is up close and personal, sailing through the very heart of them.
The a stunning period apartment near the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, is one of only three Scottish properties on the UK Top Ten Wishlist. Picture: Airbnb

Over a million Airbnb users stayed in Scotland in last year

THE number of guests using Airbnb accommodation in Scotland has risen 104 per cent to one million in the last year.

The Queensferry Crossing. Picture: Transport Scotland

Survey: Forth Bridges rated Scotland’s most popular landmarks

The Forth Bridges were rated the most popular landmarks in Scotland, according to a recent survey.

Wind Toy,on Lanzarote

Liam Rudden: From nature to industry, ‘street art’ is everywhere

THEY call them ‘Wind Toys’, the name they were given by their creator, Cesar Manrique, the artist and architect who single-handedly transformed the Canary Island of Lanzarote into a living, breathing work of art.

The magical Diagon Alley in Universals Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Travel: A spellbinding journey into a world of thrills and adventure at Universal Resort in Florida

Snow-covered roofs and bustling streets greeted us as we stepped down from the train, across the platform and into the village of Hogsmead.

Disney World is facing closure as Hurricane Irma makes for Florida. Picture: Getty Images

Disney World could be forced to close due to Hurricane Irma

Disney World in Orlando could be forced to close its doors to visitors as Hurricane Irma looms ever closer to the Florida coast.

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'The Old Man Of Storr' on the Isle of Skye on November 21. Picture Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Scotland voted the most beautiful country in the world

Scotland has been voted the most beautiful country in the world by a respected travel company.

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Vietnams currency is in high demand in the UK. Picture: Getty Images

Bargain-hunting holidaymakers head East for best-value trips

Bargain-seeking holidaymakers should head to South-east Asia for the remainder of 2017 to get the best value for money, a study found.

Glasgow, Scotland's largest city was described as remote by a NYT writer.

New York Times travel writer describes Glasgow as “remote”

One of the most influential newspapers in the US has been slammed after it called Glasgow, “remote.”

The Hearth of Midlothian. Picture: Cate Gillon

8 of Edinburgh’s most bizarre traditions explained

Edinburgh is home to more than its fair share of unusual customs, both historical and modern.

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Four heritage bodies have banded together to urge councillors to reject plans to turn the old Royal High School into a hotel.

Heritage groups warn heart of Edinburgh will be 'damaged forever' by new hotel

Four leading heritage groups have joined forces to warn that allowing one of Edinburgh’s prominent landmarks to be turned into a luxury hotel for “elite” travellers would damage forever the historic heart of the city.


Queensferry Crossing to ‘rival San Francisco and Sydney’

The Firth of Forth could rival San Francisco, London and Sydney by becoming a leading destination for bridge tourism, according to VisitScotland.

Virgin Trains conducted the survey

Edinburgh tops poll for city most would visit if they had time

Edinburgh is the most popular destination Britons would visit if they had more spare time, a survey has found.

Edinburgh International Festival director Fergus Linehan has overseen the event's 70th birthday celebrations.

Edinburgh International Festival reports record box office takings of £4.3m

The Edinburgh International Festival has reported a year record box office from its 70th anniversary programme.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe celebrated its 70th anniversary this month.

Record ticket sales revealed by Fringe after 70th anniversary

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has reported a rise in ticket sales of almost 10 per cent - as it emerged the event its audience had grown by nearly a million in the space of just 10 years.

More than 250,000 people flocked to Charlotte Square Gardens during this year's book festival.

Edinburgh book festival reveals record audience figures

The organisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival have reported the highest ever attendances in the event’s 34-year history.
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