things to do
It would be impossible for us to list all the tourist attractions available in Scotland on one page, so we have broken them down by area. Please click on the area you are interested in below. We hope you enjoy your visit to Scotland.
Camperdown Country Park
Camperdown Country Park, often known as Camperdown Park, is a public park in the Camperdown area of Dundee, Scotland. The park comprises the former grounds of Camperdown House, a 19th-century mansion purchased by the city in 1946. Camperdown Park is home to a wildlife center and recreational facilities. It is the largest park in Dundee, covering 1.6km2 (400 acres). Over 190 species of trees are found in the park. Camperdown House is "the largest remaining Greek Revival house in Scotland." It is protected as a Grade A listed building, and the park is included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national list of essential parks.
Our Dynamic Earth is a significant science center and conference venue located in Holyrood, Edinburgh, adjacent to the offices of the Scottish Parliament. The center was opened in 1999 as one of the first and most significant projects supported by the UK Millennium Commission. The project was the centerpiece of an urban regeneration plan that served to bring vitality to former industrial land.
Royal Yacht Britannia
A stunning and masterful ship, the Royal Yacht Britannia is a must-see for anyone visiting Edinburgh.
The Boness and Kinneil Railway has been developed since 1979 located on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, Scotland's largest railway museum having over 60,000 visitors from abroad.
Inverness Castle is a dramatic 19th century neo-Norman castle overlooking the Caledonian Canal, built to house the County Hall.
Blair Drummond Safari Park
Blair Drummond Wildlife Park is Scotland's premier wildlife park and adventure park.
Glenshee Skiing and Summer Activities
Glenshee is Scotland's second biggest ski area that is easily accessed beside the Braemar road
Loch Insh Watersports
Loch Insh Watersports is ideally situated as a base for all year round outdoor activities
Newark Castle and Gardens are charming formal gardens bordered by the remaining walls of Newark Castle, partially destroyed at the end of the English Civil War in 1646. Nevertheless, the castle has stood proudly on the banks of the Trent River for nearly 900 years.
Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway
The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway Society has constructed and operates a tourist railway that now reaches the border with Lanarkshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is the central location of the annual Pitlochry Festival.
Huntingtower Castle is also known as The House of Ruthven and includes two beautiful and complete tower houses.
Bonawe Iron Furnace
Bonawe iron furnace (also known as Lorn furnace) is an industrial park located in Bonawe, Lorn, Scotland. It started operating in the middle of the 18th century and aimed to produce pig iron.
Edinburgh Zoo is a Scottish non-profit zoological park located in the capital city of Edinburgh. Founded on July 22, 1913 by William Speirs Bruce, among others, it is located on Corstorphine Hill, from where it offers a breathtaking view of the city. It is owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.
Landmark Forest Theme Park
Landmark Forest Theme Park has many fun and educational attractions set in 30 acres of ancient pine forest
Kisimul Castle, in English Kisimul Castle, in Scottish Gaelic Caisteal Chiosmuil, is a small castle in the United Kingdom located in Scotland, in the Outer Hebrides.
The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, is an iconic landmark of Scotland
Glenfinnan Monument & Viaduct
Glenfinnan is a village in the Lochaber district of the Scottish Highlands. It is situated at the northern end of Loch Shiel, at the foot of Glen Finnan. The Glenfinnan Monument, erected in 1815 at the head of Loch Shiel, marks the spot where Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) raised his standard at the start of the Jacobite rebellions in 1745. The viaduct was constructed between 1897 and 1901 by the engineer Sir Robert McAlpine. Twenty-one arches are extended and 30 meters high. The viaduct was made famous in the second Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, where the Jacobite steam train was transformed into the Hogwarts Express - was filmed crossing the viaduct. This shot was repeated several times in subsequent films. The viaduct also appears in the film Ring of Bright Water (1969), where the lead actor, Bill Travers, is filmed crossing it.
Drummond Castle Gardens
Drummond Castle is situated in Perthshire, Scotland. The castle is famous for its gardens, described by Historic Environment Scotland as "the finest example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland." It is located in the parish of Muthill, 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) south of Crieff.
Kellie Castle and Gardens
The impressive Kellie Castle was turned into a fine country house in the late 1800s.
Finlaggan is a historic site on Eilean Mòr in the loch of Finlaggan. The loch, island, and castle of Finlaggan are located approximately two kilometers northwest of Ballygrant on Islay.
Cairnpapple was used from about 3,000 BC to 1400 BC firstly as a ceremonial site then several centuries later as a burial site.
These three iconic bridges span over the Firth of Forth, a true towering masterpiece of engineering over three centuries.
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum
The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum exposed 26 Pictish carved stones dating from the late eighth to the late tenth centuries.
Balmerino Abbey, also called St Edward's Abbey, in Balmerino, Fife, Scotland, was a ruined Cistercian monastic community from the 16th century.
Hill of Tarvit
Hill of Tarvit is a 20th-century mansion and garden in Fife, Scotland. It was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and is now owned by the National Trust of Scotland.
St Andrews Castle
Explore a castle caught in the Protestant Reformation struggle for hearts and minds. St Andrews Castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison during its 450-year history.
St Andrews Cathedral
Discover the remains of Scotland's largest and most magnificent medieval church. Even in its ruined state, the cathedral remains an important landmark, highly visible from the sea.
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition Experience features a hi-tech multi-media presentation revealing the unique environment of Loch Ness
Fair Isle is an island in the United Kingdom located off Scotland's coast, halfway between Orkney to the southwest and Shetland to the north. It is geographically and politically dependent.
Provand's Lordship is one of Glasgow's oldest buildings; it is a museum made from a historic house. The house was built in 1471 and is an amazing example of medieval architecture; it also contains beautiful furniture and art.
Lochranza Castle is an L-shaped tower house situated on a peninsula in the center of the village of Lochranza in the north of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Most of the present castle was built in the 16th century.
Orkney Archaeology Tours
We are the only tour company in Orkney to be run entirely by professional archaeologists who are also accredited Orkney Tourist Guides, holding the coveted Green Badge
The name Skaill is the Old Norse for hall and most of the farmsteads north and south of the Bay of Skaill have Norse names, suggesting that the area has been continuo
McCaigs Tower is a folly built on the hill overlooking Oban. Although it only has outside walls completed, the view is spectacular and the whole site has a pleasant atmosphere.
Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze
Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze is located outside Cupar, Fife, full of excitement and fun, full of wonderful family joy. Established in 1970, Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze are award-winning local landmarks, located in the beautiful countryside of Fife.
Quad Bike Tours
Quad Bike Tours provides a fantastic quad bike experience for one of the most scenic areas in the UK, and you can choose the technical off-road quad bike experience and the scenic off-road quad bike tour.
Lecht Ski Centre
The Lecht Ski Centre is aimed at all levels of skier and is ideal for all the family, intermediate and beginner skiers.
Ben Nevis Distillery
Ben Nevis Distillery is named after the highest mountain in the UK, north of Fort William. Founded in 1825 by John MacDonald, it is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and a popular attraction in Fort William. Ben Nevis was the first distillery to provide both malt and grain whisky. The water used for the whisky comes from Allt a' Mhuilinn flowing on the north face of Ben Nevis. The distillery is owned since 1989 by the Japanese company Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. Ltd.
Cruise Loch Lomond
Cruise Loch Lomond provides cruises throughout the year, allowing you to experience the beauty, tranquility, and adventure of Loch Lomond.
Earl Patrick's Palace, Kirkwall
Earl Patrick's Palace serves as one of the finest examples of 16th century Scottish secular architecture.
Fursbreck Pottery is a family business. They make and sell pottery, run courses and provide self-catering holiday accommodation.
Talisker Distillery is a Scottish single malt whisky distillery based in Carbost, Scotland, on the Minginish Peninsula on the Isle of Skye. Diageo operates the distillery, and Talisker's 10-year-old whisky has been named as part of their Classic Malts series.
Mar Lodge Estate
The Mar Lodge estate encompasses over 29,000 hectares of stunning Scottish landscape: heather-covered moors, Caledonian pine forests, towering mountains, and Quoich wetlands, where wading birds and otters live.
Abernethy Round Tower
The Abernethy Round Tower is a stone Irish-style round tower located on the edge of Abernethy and Kinross's cemetery in Perth, Scotland.
Argaty Red Kites
Argaty Red Kites is an award-winning conservation project. From red kite and red squirrel refuges to nature walks and conservation events, they bring you closer to the best of Scotland's wildlife. Argaty Red Kites is the only red kite feeding station in central Scotland. Every day they feed the birds, and visitors come to the hide to watch them and learn their fantastic story. The site also offers red kite and red squirrel photography hides, summer nature walks, and evening talks.
The Strathspey Railway, located in Badenoch and Strathspey in the Scottish Highlands, runs from Aviemore to Broomhill in the Highlands via Boat of Garten, operating a 10-mile (16 km) heritage railway, which is a former part of Inverness and Perth. Junction Railway (the next part of the Highland Railway), linking Aviemore to Forres. It is one of only a few major/minor trunk lines in the UK today.
The Camster Cairns are two large Neolithic sarcophagi, located about 8 1⁄2 miles (14 kilometers) south of Watten in the Scottish Highlands and 5 miles north of Lybster in Caithness (8 kilometers).
At the western end of Greenock in Inverclyde, Lyle Hill is beautifully landscaped and accessible from Lyle Road, built from 1879 to 1880 and named after Provost Abram Lyle, known as a sugar factory.
Bass Rock or the Bass is an uninhabited island in Scotland, located in the Firth of Forth estuary in the North Sea, about a mile and a half north-east of North Berwick. The island contains a lighthouse and the ruins of a castle and chapel and is an important nesting site for thousands of seabirds.
The Devils Pulpit is also known as Finnich Glen. This tourist attraction is in Stirlingshire, 15 minutes from Loch Lomond. This beautiful Gorge walking experience is excellent walking through the waterfalls and stream between the towering rock formations, a great cold water swimming experience.