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Battle of Bannockburn

Battle of Bannockburn (Glasgow Road, Whins Of Milton, Stirling, Stirlingshire) – in 1314 AD, a battle over the future of Scotland was fought between Robert the Bruce (King of Scots) and the English under King Edward II. Over the two days of battle, Edward’s army was repeatedly thwarted by the Scots stubborn resistance before finally […]

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Australasia

Australasia (1 The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester) — Australasia used to be the place to be seen when it first opened in 2011. Despite many of the other venues in the area catching up style-wise, the Pan-Asian restaurant has maintained its cool status and takes being trendy very seriously: the entrance is a striking glass pyramid; […]

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Antonine Wall

Antonine Wall — the Antonine Wall was constructed in the AD 140s on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius; for a generation it was the north-western frontier of the Roman Empire. Running for 60 km from modern Old Kilpatrick on the north side of the River Clyde to Bo’ness on the Firth of Forth […]

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Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse (2-6 Whitletts Road, Ayr) — at this location (1 ½ hour drive southwest of Edinburgh, via route M8), both locals and visitors can see the most prestigious, high-quality races held in Scotland. Home to the Scottish Grand National and William Ayr Gold Cup Festival, it’s no surprise the 13 furlong length track – […]

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Braehead Shopping and Leisure Centre

Braehead Shopping and Leisure Centre (Kings Inch Road, Glasgow) — Braehead has more than 100 stores across its shopping centre and retail park and there are plenty of options for dining too. Marks & Spencer, Primark, Apple, Hollister, Gap, Sainsbury’s, Monsoon and IKEA are just some of the stores at Braehead where there are also […]

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Bongo Club

Bongo Club (66 Cowgate, Edinburgh) – this venue celebrates various elements of Britain’s underground club scene – from dub & bass, to jungle, R&B, garage (old school House music), Hip Hop, and other dance sounds.

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Manchester: Avis Rent a Car +44 344 544 6002 Budget: +44 344 544 9742 Enterprise: +44 161 498 3300 Europcar: +44 371 384 0128 Hertz: +44 161 850 1933 National: +44 871 384 3406 Sixt: +44 20 7028 8246 Thrifty: +44 161 499 7038

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About United Kingdom

The United Kingdom (UK) as we know it today began in 1707, with the political union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland. Wales also became a part of that union, and Northern Ireland became part of the UK after Ireland got its independence from British rule in 1922. England’s union with Scotland was remarkable, […]