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Old April 12th, 2015, 06:01 PM   #281
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Old April 12th, 2015, 06:03 PM   #282
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Marvellous shots of what is basically my favourite place on earth. Thanks Salto.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 11:32 AM   #284
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I am glad you like it.

I miss Scotland a lot but maybe this year I'll try to come over again - for a few days. Keep fingers crossed!
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Scotland voted as the world's best destination for cinema lovers

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Scotland has been voted the world's best destination for cinema lovers in a US poll.

Readers of USA Today and 10 Best picked Scotland over New Zealand and Austria in the online vote to crown the "best cinematic destination".

They listed the Glenfinnan viaduct - as seen in the Harry Potter films - and Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian as must-sees for cinephiles.

Poll organisers said: "When you think about how often Scotland features in iconic film franchises - Harry Potter, James Bond, Braveheart and The Da Vinci Code to name a few - it's no surprise this country came in first place."

Petra in Jordan, which was featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, was runner-up in the vote.

Tourism body VisitScotland described the win as a "fantastic accolade".

Blockbusters Skyfall, Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises all feature scenes shot in Scotland. It is also the backdrop for the hit US television series Outlander.

VisitScotland chief executive Malcolm Roughead said: "This is a fantastic accolade for Scotland, which has beaten some of the world's most iconic film locations to take this award.

"Given our country's incredible and unique scenery, our range of spectacular buildings, as well as the warmth of our welcome, it is no wonder that it continues to attract some of the top film-makers from all over the world.

"Set-jetting, where people visit their favourite filming locations, is hugely popular and Scotland's victory in this USA Today poll is further testimony to this country's growing reputation as one of the world's greatest film sets."
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There's no doubt we have a lot of scenery and history crammed into a relatively small bit of planet. I once did an extended road trip in the US and did come across those moments when you feel you've driven into a film setting - but I also recall massive periods of emptyness - where not a lot happened for hundreds of miles.
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I'll be coming to Scotland end of May to see some of the places missed last time



We start in Edinburgh, then Falkirk (Kelpies &Falkirk Wheel), Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument, maybe Scone Palace, then Queen's View and via the valleys to Glen Coe (I hope the weather will be much better this time!). Fort William (and gondola), Glenfinnan, white beach in Morar. Next will be Isle of Skye (2 days) and if only the weather is fine will go to Elgol and Loch Coruisk. On the way back to the capital we will go via Oban.

And now the question: any secret gems, any places, pubs, restaurants, etc. which you can recommend on the way?

Or maybe any chance to meet with the Scottish Forum Users in one of the places for a pint?

For any suggestions I can promise tens of new photos of beautiful Scotland!
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