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VisitScotland launches Brave Movie Map

VisitScotland has launched its Brave Movie Map, which highlights some of the castles, myths and landscapes that inspired Disney•Pixar during the making of their animated blockbuster.

The map, which is now available free of charge in VisitScotland Information Centres throughout the country, is divided into regions, allowing visitors to follow in similar footsteps to Merida - the flame-haired heroine voiced by Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald - and her triplet brothers.

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Tourists invited to woodland ‘gem’

A ‘little gem’ of forest and ancient woodland near Loch Ness is being billed as an even more perfect spot for a bit of quiet recreation and relaxation thanks to a new 10km walking route.

Craigmonie and Balmacaan woods near Drumnadrochit have been the focus of a partnership project involving Forestry Commission Scotland (which owns Craigmonie), Woodland Trust Scotland (which owns Balmacaan) and the Craigmonie Woodland Association.

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Top staycation destinations revealed

Six out of ten Brits have driven, or plan on driving themselves, to a holiday destination within the UK this summer, according to new research commissioned by Autoglass, the vehicle glass repair and replacement specialist.

The survey, carried out by OnePoll, reveals that the top reasons for going on UK driving holidays this summer were wanting to explore the country (45%), the expense of travelling abroad (31%), escaping the city to enjoy the countryside (26%) and knowing what to expect from a holiday in the UK (22%).

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Stirling Castle - favourite heritage attraction

Stirling Castle has beaten attractions such as The Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament and Hampton Court Palace to be rated the UK’s favourite heritage attraction.

The survey of Which? members rated the castle - which was home to a young Mary, Queen of Scots - as the UK’s top heritage attraction, impressing in areas such as value for money, customer service and quality of information.

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100,000th visitor for National Football Museum

National Football Museum bosses were celebrating last week as the 100,000th visitor to the new Manchester-based attraction came through the door – just six weeks after it opened.

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