There’s always plenty to do in Edinburgh – but it’s also a great base for striking out further into beautiful Scotland.
Spanning 9 acres on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. The great fortification of Bamburgh Castle sits on an outcrop of volcanic dolerite.
British Golf Museum
A great place for young people to learn about the history of golf. Our learning activities bring thousands of objects to life. Delighting new and returning visitors year after year, the museum continually changes displays.
The castle was the lowland stronghold of the powerful Campbell earls of Argyll, who were seldom far from the major political and religious events of late medieval Scotland. There are also attractive terraced gardens.
Set in the very heart of Scotland, with the stunning Ochil Hills as its backdrop, Clackmannanshire is Scotland in miniature, beautiful landscapes, a vibrant history, inspiring public art and welcoming people.
Dundee Science Centre
Dundee Science Centre is a charity and lifelong learning resource for the community. Exhibitions are open 363 days per year, providing an inspiring, hands-on learning experience for everyone to visit.
The great abbey of Dunfermline was founded in the 11th century by Queen Margaret. The Abbey Church is the last resting place of many Scottish kings and queens. It is a functioning church where services are conducted.
One of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round, the profile of the World Heritage Site is instantly recognisable.
Galloway Forest Park
Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills to discover picturesque forest trails, three friendly visitor centres, wonderful wildlife and a long and colourful history at Galloway Forest Park. Experience star-strewn night skies at night.
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Whether you’re simply visiting the city, or a true Glaswegian, you won’t fail to be caught up in the magic of Scotland’s premier music venue, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as it proudly looks down Buchanan Street over the city.
Kelso Abbey, on the Scottish Borders, was built in 1128 and in the years following, it was one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture. Finally finished, it was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and St John in 1243.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum houses one of Europe’s great art collections. It is amongst the top three free-to-enter visitor attractions in Scotland and one of the most visited museums in the UK outside of London.
Macrobert Arts Centre
Macrobert Arts Centre promotes and develops participation in and enjoyment of the arts so it offers a huge variety of activities with over 400 live performances, located at the heart of the University of Stirling.
Britain’s first purpose-built public observatory enjoys a magnificent woodland setting on the summit of Balgay Hill. Watch stars and planets through the telescopes, or admire the scenery with some spectacular treetop vistas.
Scone Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artifacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in both Perth and Scotland.
Scottish Football Museum
The Scottish Football Museum exists to promote the unique football heritage of Scotland, to build and maintain a national football collection, and to educate and inspire future generations. It’s an ideal day out for families.
Smith Museum & Art Gallery
The Smith Art Gallery & Museum, founded in 1874 with the bequest and collection of the artist Thomas Stuart Smith (1815–1869) on land provided by the burgh of Stirling, still operates under the trust deed of its founder.
One of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. Standing high on rocky crags above the town, the castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence and a source of national pride.
Tantallon Castle is a formidable stronghold that stands on a cliff overlooking the Firth of Forth. It was the seat of the Douglas Earls of Angus, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland. There’s a visitor centre here too.
The Falkirk Wheel
A rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. It is a fantastic day out with a difference and accessible to everyone! With boat trips, a cafe, gift shop and children’s activity zone.
The Glasgow School of Art
One of Europe’s leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines. Its studio-based approach to research and teaching, brings disciplines together to explore problems in new ways to find new innovative solutions.