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  • What's up everybody? It's Marko and Alex, the Vagabrothers.

  • As you know we've been travelling the world for a while now

  • and so we're sharing our recommendations on our favourite places.

  • Right, this week we're going to do Top Ten Things to do in Scotland.

  • Let's get started with Number 1: Edinburgh.

  • Scotland's capital is a great place to start.

  • It's got everything from Edinburgh castle to the beautiful old quarter

  • and modern additions like the Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world

  • and a good place to see interesting characters, like this dude.

  • How long has it been since I saw you? It must be 7, 8 months.

  • I am your real father.

  • Number 2: Glasgow.

  • Back in the day, it was the industrial powerhouse of the North and the workshop of England.

  • Now it's Scotland's largest city, home to a cool student vibe and a great music scene.

  • Number 3: Stirling.

  • It's a beautiful town and one crucial to Scottish history because it's where Scottish freedom fighter,

  • William Wallace, fought the British for independence.

  • Ever seen Brave Heart? FREEDOM!

  • Number 4: Hogmany.

  • Scotland is a land full of festivals, but the best has to be Hogmany,

  • or Scottish New Year.

  • Now Edinburgh, it's a giant party,

  • but smaller villages do it pretty rad too.

  • Check out Stonehaven for the fireball ceremony

  • Number 5: Whisky.

  • What's more Scottish than Scotch whisky?

  • If you have time, go visit one of Scotland's 100 active whisky distilleries

  • or if not, just have a dram at Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh.

  • Number 6: The Highlands.

  • Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Loch Ness Monster does not exist.

  • No!

  • Find the real Scotland in the Highlands, from fishing villages to towns in the interior

  • or off-beat places like Findhorn.

  • Number 7: The Outdoors.

  • Despite the rain Scotland is a great place to get outside.

  • You can hike the Highland Way, climb up Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK,

  • or walk 18 holes at St Andrews, the birthplace of golf.

  • Number 8: The Islands.

  • Now if you have the time, we highly recommend that you get out to the islands.

  • You've got the Hebrides, the Shetlands, the Orkneys.

  • All of these places are super authentic and they've preserved a way of life

  • that you will not find in the big cities.

  • Number 9: Surfing.

  • Now Scotland is definitely not your typical surfing destination

  • but, you know what, it's an experience

  • and, you'd be surprised, there're some pretty good waves.

  • But it's freezing!

  • I'm pretty cold. You know you're in for it when your wetsuit has an emergency whistle built in.

  • Lastly, make sure you check out celtic culture

  • which predates the English and is best preserved through Scotland's many languages, traditions and music,

  • the things that make Scotland so distinct from the rest of the UK.

  • Question: Have you guys ever been to Scotland?

  • Do you have any tips for us?

  • Let us know in the comment box below or through social media @vagabrothers

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  • and share the video with friends to inspire your next trip to Scotland.

  • Do not go anywhere! We've got a lot more videos for you guys.

  • Check this one out: Edinburgh. Part of our Biggest Baddest Bucketlist trip - 6 months, 6 continents.

  • Also, right here: 4 part series that we made called Searching for Scotland.

  • Don't forget we also have tips and recommendations right here in these videos

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  • Later! See you later!

What's up everybody? It's Marko and Alex, the Vagabrothers.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Scotland

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