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UK Locations for Your Bucket List

Written on August 19, 2022

The UK is packed with history, culture, and excitement. It’s hardly surprising, then, that once you start writing out a bucket list of things to see and do here, it can end up becoming quite long! Not that this is a problem — it just means more adventures to take and memories to make!

Soak Up Centuries of History on York’s Shambles

There are many reasons to take walking tours in York, but there’s no denying that the Shambles is one of the city’s primary attractions.

Get a Comedy Kick at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world’s largest festival dedicated to the arts. And while it’s achieved legendary status today, it has far more modest roots dating back to the Edinburgh International Festival.

Visit Stonehenge and Marvel at Britain’s Most Famous Prehistoric Monument

We could hardly leave Stonehenge off this list, could we? It isn’t just an iconic British site, it’s recognised around the world.

Feel the Thrill of a Premier League Football Match in Manchester

We’re not taking sides on this one! There are numerous cities to take in a Premier League football match, from London to Liverpool. However, for many fans, Manchester still tops the bucket list.

Get to Know UK Cities Better with Our Award-Winning Walking Tours

The above barely makes a dent in most bucket lists of UK locations, but it’s a start! The Roman Baths in Bath, punting in Cambridge, Hadrian’s Wall, the Brecon Beacons, Giant’s Causeway, Loch Ness — the list, quite literally, goes on.

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Meet our newest member of the team: Craig!

Written on July 18, 2022

This blog post was written by Craig, who joined the Invisible Cities team in May 2022!

Hello my name is Craig and I am the administrative coordinator here at Invisible Cities (Edinburgh). I have recently taken up the role, having had a few years out of work. This was due to an eye injury that required no less than 7 operations in 3 years. Thankfully I am now well on the mend and I am excited to have joined the team.

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6 Unique Things to Do on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh

Written on May 17, 2022

The Royal Mile is a microcosm of Edinburgh; its buzzing atmosphere, music, and history show some of the best things Edinburgh has to offer in just a 1.81km stretch. It's hard not to get swept away by the enchanting atmosphere of The Royal Mile, each nook and cranny is rich in stories of tales long gone by.

Step into Advocate's Close

Step back to the 15th century and wander down Advocate's Close. The entrance is opposite St Giles’ Cathedral on The Royal Mile and is a must-visit on your Edinburgh trip.

See the Street Performers

There's a certain magic to The Royal Mile; in a way, it almost feels timeless.

Caricature Artists

Treat yourself to a flattering (or not so flattering) portrait of yourself and your loved ones with caricature.

Experience The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Located at the top of The Royal Mile, The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a great day out for all the family.

There you have it! We hope you've enjoyed our tour through the best spots on the Royal Mile, some of which you may never have heard of!

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New Tour Launch in Edinburgh- The Languages of Scotland

Written on May 14, 2022

We are so excited to announce that our very own Angus is launching a brand new tour in Edinburgh- The Languages of Scotland! And Angus has decided to use his tour to do good in the city. Profits from ticket sales will be used to support Ukrainian refugees newly arrived in the city.

The tour has been developed in partnership with The City of Edinburgh Council. Over the last two years we have been lucky to work with Ann Paterson, the Capital Gaelic Development Officer and learn the language as well as its origin.

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8 Things to Do in York on a Rainy Day

Written on April 14, 2022

It’s not difficult to see how the ancient walled city of York brings in 8.4 million visitors each year. York boasts world-class museums, a shopper’s paradise and a history dating back to the Romans and Vikings. There’s something for everyone in this incredible city.

1. Visit the site of the first Lesbian wedding

Anne Lister, considered to be the “first modern lesbian” and recently dramatized in the BBC series “Gentleman Jack” was also the first to get married in York. Anne was a member of one of the most prominent families in Halifax, a town in West Yorkshire. Anne challenged Victorian societal norms by receiving an education and becoming a businesswoman and an adventurous traveller.

6. Read at Lucius Books

Consider yourself a bookworm? Lucius Books in York is your one-stop shop for rare signed first editions and manuscripts. Their library contains impeccable quality books on every topic under the sun, from travel to philosophy to nonfiction.

It's fair to say York is a city that has so much to offer, even on a rainy day. With its history, culture and shopping scene, it's a must-visit!

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7 Cool Things to Do in Glasgow

Written on March 30, 2022

Glasgow is a city rich in history and culture. In fact, Glasgow is actually a UNESCO Creative City of Music! Glasgow has also won “The World’s Friendliest City” not once but twice, which supports the city’s slogan of “People Make Glasgow”.

Shuggie Bain Mural - The Barrowlands

Inspired by the Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart, this mural is definitely a cool spot in Glasgow.

The Lighthouse - Mackintosh Centre

Another cool thing to do in Glasgow is to climb to the top of The Lighthouse in the Mackintosh Centre to get two high-up views of Glasgow.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Established in 1901, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a must-see when in Glasgow. A favourite with locals and tourists alike, the museum is free to enter and also boasts a wonderful garden, but more on than later.

Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis is an important part of Glasgow’s history. Some 50,000 individuals are buried there in what was a burial ground for all classes.

Glasgow Southside

Want to experience Glasgow like a local?

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What Are Some Fun Things to Do in Manchester?

Written on March 16, 2022

With around one million visitors each year, Manchester knows how to entertain its guests. As one of the UK’s most vibrant cities, Manchester offers activities for all-comers, whether you’re travelling as part of a group or flying solo, no matter your age or interests.

Cruise on the Manchester Ship Canal

An amazing feat of 19th-century industrial engineering, the Manchester Ship Canal gave ocean-going vessels direct access to the city of Manchester, despite the city being inland.

Discover Manchester’s Sporting Greatness

Perhaps the most famous aspect of Manchester culture today is the city’s dominance in the world of football.

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