Special Interest: Tourist Attractions


  • Benderloch and Appin

    Private House Stays recommends the beauty spot of Glen Dubh, the walks on Beinn Lora, the Argyll Pottery, and a couple of attractions for entertaining children in The Oban Sealife Centre, Tralee Rally Karting and The Bonawe Iron Furnace....view more

  • Cairngorms

    Private House Stays recommends the following tourist actractions located within the Cairngorm National Park: There are Scotland's three main ski area, Glenshee, Cairngorm mountain and Lecht; an area of significant heritage sites on the Mar Lodge estate, the Cairngorm Sleddog Adventure Centre and the...view more

  • Donside

    There are two attractions that Private House Stays recommended that are suitable for entertaining children within the Donside area. The first is actually on the Dee but not far from Donside: Howie Irvine Deeside Activity Park. The other is the Alford valley railway....view more

  • Dunfermline Area

    The biggest tourist attraction of this area is Scotlands main car racing circuit at Knockhill. You can hire racing cars and there are other events organised to amuse both young and old....view more

  • Fort William

    There are 3 Museums in or around Fort William: The Commando Museum, The Treasures of the Earth exhibition and The West Highland Museum. Other attractions identified by Private House Stays for your consideration include the Jabobite Steam train excursion to Mallaig (popularly now referred to as The H...view more

  • Glasgow

    Other tourist attractions within the greater Glasgow area are linked below. Private House stays has also identified the following for your consideration: Crookston Castle, The George Buchanan Obelisk, Linn Park Nature Trail, Hutchesons Hall and The Bearden Roman Bathhouse....view more

  • Glencoe and Leven

    Glencoe is really about its stunning natural beauty but there are other things available for wet weather days. There is the fabulous Loch Leven seafood cafe tucked away on the road from North Ballachulish to Kinlochleven, where you can buy the most fantastic selection of wholesale seafood for picnic...view more

  • Inverness-shire

    There is some beautiful countryside to explore in this corner of Inverness-shire and the town of Beauly has nice shops and cafes in which to relax. The Highland Winery at Moniack castle is also a welcoming place and the Kilmorack Art Gallery in The Old Kilmorack Church, near Beauly is also recommend...view more

  • The Black Isle

    Cromarty courthouse, Fortrose Cathedral and The Hugh Miller Museum (and cottage museum) are the significant tourist attractions within the Black Isle. Red Castle, Groam House Museum and Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park are also worth a mention....view more

  • Islay and Jura

    Islay and Jura are very much outdoor places, much dominated by a seaside atmosphere, ever present bird-life, distilleries and some much prized wild-fowl shooting. However there are half a dozen quite off-beat other attractions such as the heritage site at Finlaggan, the gardens at Jura House, the Mu...view more

  • Lanarkshire

    Other tourist attractions within Lanarkshire apart from the Outdoor activities, Ancient Castles and beauty spots listed seperately include: two interesting heritage sites at Blackhill Fort and Coulter Motte; The Hallmuir POW chapel; The Monklands Time Capsule; two monuments - The Cameronians Regimen...view more

  • Barra

    Although the locals might be horrified by the idea of tourist attractions in Barra at all, the four identified by Private House Stays are: The Annie Jane Monument, The Barra Heritage Centre, Cille Bharra Chapel (ruins) and Kisimul Castle....view more

  • Loch Ness

    You can make up your own mind as to what you think of the Loch Ness monster themed attractions in Drumnadrochit, but there is no doubt of the wonder of Urquhart Castle, which has an incredible location. In addition there is good bird watching at the Loch Ruthven Nature Reserve, a decent Art gallery ...view more

  • Morvern

    The two most prominent attractions in Morvern are the magnificent Ardtornish estate and the ruined Kinlochaline Castle...view more

  • Mull and Iona

    The world famous tourism destination is to make the pilgrimage to the Iona Abbey and nunnery. This is considered to be a very holy place in Christian culture but you do need to either find a coach trip to take you down to the South-west corner of Mull or else bring your own car. Then the ferry over ...view more

  • Perth and Kinross

    The Morrison and MacKay Whisky Liquer Centre in Hilton is well catered for tourism visits, and both Scone Palace and Huntingtower Castle are good historical visitor sites. You can go ice skating or watch ice hockey matches at the Dewars Centre. Maggie Walls Monument is noted in Kinross....view more

  • Perthshire

    There are 2 interesting archaelogical sites at Dunsinane Hillfort and Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stones and the heritage site of Stanley Mills. Pitlochry has the attractions of the Festival theatre and the Hydro Electric Visitor Centre and Fish Ladder. In addition the Fairways Heavy Horse Centre and t...view more

  • Highland Perthshire

    In addition to the Tourist attractions linked below, Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: Ruthven Barracks, The Blair Athol Distillery, Highland Watersports, The Wallace Tower and The Macpherson Monument. There is also the significant retail park known as The House of...view more

  • East Perthshire

    The Tourist attractions identified by Private House Stays in East Perthshire are those linked below and also Abernethy Round Tower...view more

  • Eigg Rhum and Muck

    It is the walking around the beaches and coastline caves of Eigg that is the main attraction of the island, in particular on the North-west side of the island and Laig bay. There is also a visitor centre at The Old Post office. ...view more

  • Shetland

    THere are three Ancient Castles identified in Sheland worthy of consideration: Fort Charlotte, Scalloway Castle and the ruined Muness Castle. A visit to Lunna Kirk is recommended and Marine trips from Cycharters Ltd or Mousa Boat Trips....view more

  • Skye

    Other tourist attractions recommended by Private House Stays on Skye include Dunvegan Castle, The Carbost Craft Pottery, The Talisker Distillery, The ruined Knock Castle, Raasay House, The Skye Serpentarium, Flora MacDonalds Monument and Whitewave Activities...view more

  • Speyside

    We recommend the Brander Museum, The Green Hall Gallery in Craigellachie, The Keith and Dufftown Railway - a narrow track railway run by volunteers and The Speyside Heather Centre....view more

  • St Andrews

    Tourist attractions round St Andrews include Craigtoun Country Park, Martyrs Monument, St Andrews Botanic garden and those linked below....view more

  • Stirling

    Other tourist attractions recommended by Private House Stays in Stirling include Stirling Old Bridge, Plean Country Park and the Entertainment venues of The Tolbooth, Albert Hall and Holywood Bowl...view more

  • Dumfriesshire

    The attractions within Dumfriesshire that Private House Stays recommends as being suitable for entertaining children include: The Galloway Hydros Visitor Centre, The New Abbey Corn Mill, The Galloway Wildlife Conservation park, Barholm Mains Open Farm, Kelton Mains Open Farm and Monreith Animal Worl...view more

  • Oban

    In our opinion the attraction that should be promoted better about staying in Oban is to spend a day taking a trip over to explore the little island of Kerrera just off the coast and South of the town. It is only six miles long and has a great circular walk that takes in the impressive ruined Gylen ...view more

  • Edinburgh and Lothians

    The other tourist attractions recommended by Private House Stays within the Lothian region are linked below. In particular the Sea World centre at North Queensferry, The Boness Steam train excursion and the Gilmerton Cove attraction are all recommended....view more

  • Central and Stirling

    The Blair Drummond Safari Park is located a few miles North-West of Stirling and is one of Scotlands biggest tourist attractions and a great day-out for all the family with lovely grounds and entertainment for all ages. G-Karting at Xtreme Karting is a big facility and we also recommend Argaty Red ...view more

  • Strathclyde

    The tourist attractions identified by Private House Stays for your consideration include those linked below and also: Trips on the last passenger carrying Paddle steamer in the world The PS Waverley that habitually sails on routes around the Firth of Clyde, The Hamilton Mausoleum, The Lamont City Fa...view more

  • Strathearn

    The Crieff Hydro runs a huge quantity of indoor and outdoor activities for both residents and non-residents and is always a pleasant place to spend the day. However Private House Stays has also identified the following other attractions for your consideration: The Shinafoot Art Studios, The Innerpef...view more

  • Strathpeffer

    The main tourist attractions in and around Strathpeffer are the restored Victorian Pump room (where the sulphurous waters were drunk upon which the town became famous), Rogie Falls a few miles up the road, The Touchstone Maze, The Eagle Stone, Castle Leod, The Neil Gunn Memorial and The Highland Mus...view more

  • Bannockburn

    THere has recently been a major investment in a new Bannockburn visitor centre with all sorts of computer generated images and other interactive displays. However if you want to see something really wonderful a visit to the Bannockburn room at the Peebles Hydro Hotel is amazing as the whole room is ...view more

  • Strathspey

    The Strathspey Steam Railway that runs from Aviemore to Boat of Garten is in our opinion the top tourist attraction in Strathspey. There is also the archeological site at Dun Da Lamh, The Spey Valley Smokehouse and The Grantown Museum and Heritage Trust ...view more

  • North Highlands

    The tourist attractions identified by Private House Stays are: The Strathnaver Museum, The Rosal Clearance Village, The Dun Dornaigil Broch and The Balnakeil Craft Village...view more

  • The Trossachs

    In addition to the attractions linked below, Private House Stays has identified the following: The Scottish Wool Centre, Sweeneys Cruises, Tomb of Eagles and Loch Doune Castle...view more

  • Around Ullapool

    Private House Stays has identified the following venues for your consideration: The Hydroponicum, Garden of the Future, Lael Forest Garden, The Lochbroom Museum and The Summer Isles Smokehouse...view more

  • Wester Ross

    Other attractions identified by Private House Stays in the area include: The Torridon Countryside Centre and Deer Museum, the abandoned coastal village of Slaggan, The Gairloch Heritage Museum, The Aultroy Visitor Centre, The Chapel of Sand, Clachtoll Broch and Gairloch Marine Life Centre and Cruise...view more

  • Plockton and Kyle

    There is a significantly beautiful estate between Kyle and Plockton called Balmacara which has a lovely woodland garden and walks under the name of Lochalsh Walks. Strome Wood is also a noted beauty spot and Glenelg Brochs an interesting heritage site. The other recommended tourist attraction is the...view more

  • East Sutherland

    There are two additional heritage sites identified by Private House Stays in East Sutherland: The Carn Liath Broch and The Achavanich Standing Stones. Dornoch Cathedral is highly rated, Croick Church, Crakaig Gardens and The Sir Hector MacDonald Monument are worth a mention....view more

  • Fife

    There are a number of other tourist actractions in the Fife area. Private House Stays has identified the following for your consideration: The Dogton Stone, St Serfs Tower, Kirkcaldy Ice Rink and The Robinson Crusoe Statue....view more

  • Kintyre

    Kintyre is really an area of outstanding natural beauty that is apreciated well by walking the Kintyre Way coastal path. In particular Private House Stays recommends visiting Carradale Forest and The Dunaverty Rock. There are a couple of Museums that have interest for explanding local history at The...view more

  • Edinburgh City Centre

    The tourist attractions that are recommended by Private House Stays that are particularly suitable for children are linked below: The attractions that still have interest but less suitable for children are The Scottish Parliament, The National Library of Scotland, The Royal Observatory and The Scotc...view more

  • Orkney

    The main tourist attractions identified by Private House Stays on Orkney are linked below but there is also Noltland Castle, Tankerness House Gardens, The Orkney Arts Theatre in Kirkwall and Logins Well on the harbour front in Stromness....view more

  • East Neuk Villages

    In addition to the Tourist attractions linked below, Private House Stays has also identified the following for your consideration: The Crail Tolbooth, St Fillans cave in Pittenween and Elie Watersports....view more

  • East Lothian

    Apart from The National Museum of Flight, the attractions in East Lothian recommended by Private House Stays for entertaining children include Preston Grange, The East Links and John Muir Country parks outside Dunbar, Foxlake (a wakeboarding and rope course centre on the A199) and Raceland (a paintb...view more

  • Easter Ross

    The tourist attractions we have identified include Fearn Abbey, The Macdonald Tower near Dingwall, The Fyrish Monument near Alness and The Dingwall Town House Museum....view more

  • Inverness

    Apart from the pleasant river Ness bankside walk and the attractions linked below, Private House Stays also can recommend: The Victorian Market Arcade, Roller Bowl, Inverness and The John Cobb Memorial...view more

  • Galloway

    Other recommended tourist attractions within the Galloway area include: Carsphairn Heritage Centre, Stanraer Museum, Clatteringshaws Forest Wildlife Centre, Murrays Monument and those linked below....view more

  • Morar

    The tourist attractions identifified by Private House Stays in Morar are linked below. In addition we recommend Mallaig Marine World, Millbuies Country Park and The Loch Nan Uamh Cairn. The Jacobite Steam train that runs down the railway line from Fort William to Mallaig and back is also a very popu...view more