Further afield

Let's explore!

Let's explore!

There’s always plenty to do in Edinburgh – but it’s also a great base for striking out further into beautiful Scotland.

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

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.

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Experience one of the best value for money days out Scotland has to offer. From the wildlife animal reserves to the adventure playground and many more attractions, there is plenty of fun and excitement for all the family.

British Golf Museum

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.

Burns An’ A’ That Festival

Burns An' A' That Festival

The Burns An’ A’ That Festival consists of several events across Ayr, Alloway, Tarbolton and Kirkoswald, including Alloway 1759, Burns Fest and Burns Fringe. All events are family-friendly and can also be educational.

Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell

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.

Clackmannanshire Tourism

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

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.

Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline-Abbey

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.

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

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.

Explore Perth

Explore Perth

Perth is a hub for culture and arts. Nestled on the banks of the River Tay, it boasts a wealth of history, culture and entertainment. Why not start your visit by popping in to one of the many pavement cafe’s around St John’s Place?

Fife Golf

Fife Golf

Fife, the ancient home of golf, is a must-visit destination for every golfer. The kingdom is home to 50 golf courses representing every aspect of the game from classic links to superb parkland and heathen courses.

Galloway Forest Park

Galloway Forest Park

At Galloway Forest Park you can enjoy great walking, easy family cycling, exhilarating mountain biking or just sit back and soak up breathtaking loch and mountain views and even the starry night skies in this dark sky park.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

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.

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

No matter what age you are, a visit to Glasgow Science Centre will be full of wonder. Situated on the banks of the Clyde, you’ll be taken on fantastic journeys and will be entertained with mind-blowing sights and sounds.

Gunsgreen House

Gunsgreen House

Gunsgreen House is a house of secrets, an imposing Georgian Mansion built for Merchant-Smuggler John Nisbet by John Adam around 1750 on the Harbour side in Eyemouth, come and discover the secrets.

Kelpies

Kelpies

Join the fantastic 30-minute Kelpies guided walking tour and see the world’s largest equine sculptures up close. Go inside to marvel at the complexity an the engineering which created these fantastic pieces of art.

Kelso Abbey

Kelso Abbey

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

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

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.

Mellerstain House & Gardens

Mellerstain House & Gardens

Mellerstain House & Gardens is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes, this Robert Adam masterpiece is…

Mills Observatory

Mills Obs

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

Scone Palace

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

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

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.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

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

Tantallon Castle

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

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

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.

Walk and Cycle the Scottish Borders

Walk and Cycle the Scottish Borders

Think of the Scottish Borders and think of big spaces: heather-clad rolling hills, hundreds of square miles of forests and woodland, lochs and rivers. There is something for everyone… come and explore!

Welcome to Fife

Welcome to Fife

With its rich culture, history and heritage, outdoor activities, leisure pursuits, delicious local food and welcoming accommodation, you’ll want to come back to Fife again and again. Did you know that Fife is the Home of Golf?