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Explore Scotland

Come and discover a friendly, passionate and innovative country and make memories that will last a lifetime. Scotland’s the place to be for the adrenaline of an outdoor adventure or insights into centuries of heritage and history. And, our region boasts some of the nation’s finest offerings, such as the recently opened the V&A Dundee and the ‘Chariots of Fire’ beach in St Andrews.

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City of Dundee

An international centre of design, the V&A Dundee presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world. The first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland and the only other V&A museum anywhere in the world outside London, The V&A Dundee is place of inspiration, discovery and learning.

Verdant Works in Dundee is a world-class visitor attraction that tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in the atmospheric setting of a beautifully refurbished mill building.

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Explore the ruins of Arbroath Abbey, founded by William the Lion in 1178, who is buried here. Arbroath Abbey is famously associated with the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320, which asserted Scotland's independence from England.

Lovers of quirky, locally run museums should make their way to the Tayside Police Museum in Kirriemuir. Not only does it boast a superb collection of truncheons, you can read reports of the ‘birching’ of Tayside criminals of old.

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Get up close and personal with sharks on an underwater safari through the UK’s longest underwater tunnel at Deep Sea World. Or take one of their behind the scenes tours.

Once you’ve had a fix of culture, history and heritage, why not head to the beach.... for adrenalin-filled pursuits at West Sands Beach of St Andrews. If you recognise the location, that’s because it features in the opening scenes of the classic film Chariots of Fire. Take your pick from land-yachting, kayaking, paddle boarding and or adult pedal kart racing. Or how about the ultimate white-knuckle ride in a Zapcat, a high-powered racing boat?

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It may be a stunning wooded river gorge, but it’s the location of one of the bloodiest battles in in Jacobite history – visit Killiecrankie and learn the story of the 1689 clash in a magnificent setting that’s noted for its geology and wildlife.

Take a step back in time listening to Gaelic poetry and stories of the displaced Highlanders who lost their homes in the Clearances at Stanley Mills, a complex of water-powered cotton mills situated the banks of the River Tay.

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