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Old 01-25-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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Default Scottish movie A Lonely Place to Die

I've just been watching this movie (halfway through and my cable went out). Having never been to the UK I found myself looking at maps of Scottland. Not sure what I thought, knew there were some mountains but not how big they were, or how rugged the terrain.
Beautiful and a suspenseful movie. I'm wondering. Is the climate somewhat temperate for the latitude like England? It reminds me of upstate New York, New Hampshire, Vermont but I'm not sure Scotland gets than kind of snow and cold?
Hope to make it there someday.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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I've just been watching this movie (halfway through and my cable went out). Having never been to the UK I found myself looking at maps of Scottland. Not sure what I thought, knew there were some mountains but not how big they were, or how rugged the terrain.
Beautiful and a suspenseful movie. I'm wondering. Is the climate somewhat temperate for the latitude like England? It reminds me of upstate New York, New Hampshire, Vermont but I'm not sure Scotland gets than kind of snow and cold?
Hope to make it there someday.
Never seen that movie...I'll have to see if it's on Netflix.

There is nowhere like Scotland IMO. I would say that the Scottish Highlands do resemble the White Mountains in New Hampshire a little and both are stunning. The further north you go from the population centres of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the more sparsely populated it becomes. As with the rest of Britain, Scotland's climate is moderated by the Gulf Stream. It's generally very rainy, very unpredictable but seldom as cold as New Hampshire or Vermont, apart from areas far inland or of higher altitude. The highest mountain in Scotland (and the UK) is Ben Nevis a well over 4,000 feet.

The lochs, the mountains, the highlands...I would kill to go back.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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I'd second that. I lived there for foreign exchange, and have always wanted to return.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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I'm gonna watch that movie, looks good
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Speaking of New Hampshire, not only is it beautiful, but you can tell from the rock formations and textures that the continents were once joined and that the Appalachians and the Scottish Highlands were part of one MASSIVE mountain range.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:21 AM
 
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Yeah, there's parts of PA that remind me of Scotland. i lived in Vegas for2 years, and had to come home 'cause I missed 'my' mountains
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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I've heard it said that parts of the Scottish Highlands can be as remote as anywhere in Europe. Hard to believe given how the Central Lowlands of Scotland and much of England is so densely populated.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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There is nowhere like Scotland IMO.
You've never heard of Norway?

Plenty of countries in Europe have rugged mountains and large cities.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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You've never heard of Norway?

Plenty of countries in Europe have rugged mountains and large cities.
I've never been to Norway, but I've heard that the scenery is similar to western Scotland, albeit a bit more mountainous. The architecture is different though and Scotland is dotted with castles.

Norway is definitely on my list of places to visit.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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So many cool places to visit. Thought Troll Hunter (norwegian movie) was hilarious. Heck I haven't seen most of the US. One reason I like movies and TV and books, probably the only way I'll get to experience many places. I do love hearing about from people who live there or have visited thought too. Another reason to love the internet

I watched A Lonely Place to Die on Time Warner Cable On Demand. I'm not hawking TWC but I see on Netflix it has a green Save meaning that they don't have it yet. But you might find it on demand with your cable provider.


So...do they have ticks in Scotland? Love the country rural areas etc. but I have a weird obsession about ticks (spiders, insects in general but particularly ticks)
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