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From its endearing cities, which extend well beyond Edinburgh and Glasgow, to its familiar myth-soaked lochs, glens and far-flung islands, bonnie Scotland is one of Europe's most visually - and culturally - absorbing destinations.
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I'm pedalling nonchalantly along when a current of air smashes into my back.
The spa is the star in this former monastery, which teeters on an Amalfi Coast clifftop.
On a return visit to the legendary Gleneagles, Sheriden Rhodes finds the magic remains.
Scotland comes in three shades: luminous green of its rolling hills and wild snow-capped mountains, grey for its history-dense castles, walls and houses, and red for its traditional kilts and its bloody, mind-blowing past. If that doesn't tempt, visit its outlying islands, experience Scottish pride and its legacies; its bizarre cuisine, single-malt whisky, music festivals, and hairy coos. Do we need to go on?