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Attractions and Activities in Scotland, such as Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park and Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life are listed below.

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders


Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, built to the design of John Adam with a Regency extension by Robert Reid. The twelve period rooms feature Adam interiors, a fine collection of Chippendale and Trotter... more

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Life, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

Heritage Way, Coatbridge

Sprawling across 22 acres in Lanarkshire, Summerlee; the Museum of Scottish Life is an education in Celtic industrial history. Based on the site of the 19th century Summerlee Ironworks and a branch of the Monklands Canal, the museum comprises... more

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Castle Street, Glasgow

The architecture and history of Britain’s cathedrals tell an amazing story about our country’s heritage and the stunning Glasgow Cathedral is no exception. The first stone-built cathedral on this site was dedicated in 1136 and the present building... more

The National Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument, Enterprise House, Stirling

Enterprise House, Springkerse Business Park, Stirling

Despite the name suggesting this is simply the site of a commemorative statue, there’s a whole lot more going on here. Just outside the historic town of Stirling, the National Wallace Monument holds a constantly changing series of events and... more

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Castlehill, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle pretty much ticks every box of what a child imagines a castle to look like. Perched grandly on Castle Rock, its powerful, brooding presence can be seen and felt wherever you are in the city and it rightly commands respect as the most... more


Killiecrankie, Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross


Daredevils, nature lovers and history boffs all descend on Killiecrankie. This beauty spot amongst Scotland’s awe-inspiring scenery next to the River Garry has transformed its deep gorge into a 40-metre drop, the UK’s first purpose-built bungee... more


Vikingar, Greenock Road, Largs, Ayrshire

Greenock Road, Largs

In Vikingar storytellers bring to life the history of Vikings in Scotland. Learn about the Vikings´ life and culture from the earliest Viking raids to their defeat at the Battle of Largs in 1263.... more

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse, 2/6 Whitletts Road, Ayr, Ayrshire

2/6 Whitletts Road, Ayr

Known to host some of the best horse racing in Scotland, the Ayr Racecourse meets the mark both in flat racing and the jumps. The beautifully-located course close to the coast yet really easy to get to by air, rail or road is home to the Scottish... more

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Carrochan, Balloch, Glasgow City

Carrochan, Carrochan Road, Balloch

The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park takes in a whopping 720 square miles and offers simply spectacular scenery in which you can do a myriad of activities, from golfing and hiking to following the legend of Rob Roy. The area is to the north... more

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail, Church Square, Inveraray, Argyll & Bute

Church Square, Inveraray

Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed characters, watch courtroom trials, talk to the prisoners, meet the Warder, go to jail and witness... more

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Dedicated to the forces of nature, Our Dynamic Earth’s setting in Edinburgh, beneath the volcanic rock formation known as Arthur’s Seat, couldn’t be more appropriate. You’ll journey across the planet, experiencing a simulation of The Big Bang, a trek... more

Balmacara Estate & Woodland Walks

Balmacara Estate & Woodland Walks, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highland

Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh

Balmacara Estate offers a diverse mix of beautiful landscapes, coastline and stunning views across to the mountains of Skye. Enjoy a stroll through the mature woodland with its 20th century underplanting, gardens and terraces combined with the... more

Fishing on the South Chesthill Estate

Fishing on the South Chesthill Estate, South Chesthill Estate, Aberfeldy, Perth & Kinross

South Chesthill Estate, Glen Lyon, Aberfeldy

The South Chesthill Estate enjoys over 6 miles of single and double bank fishing and 32 pools on the River Lyon, one of the major Tay tributaries, which is a beautiful and varied river. We have caught an average of 73 salmon per year over the last... more

Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, Kingussie Road, Newtonmore, Highland

Kingussie Road, Newtonmore

The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland People. Visitors to this living history museum can learn in a safe and friendly environment, how our highland ancestors lived, how they built their homes,... more

Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms National Park, 14 The Square, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray

14 The Square, Grantown-on-Spey

You could easily spend two weeks in the Cairngorm National Park alone – it’s the biggest national park in Britain and is veritably stuffed with things to see and do. Not surprising, since it has Britain’s largest and highest mountain range and is a... more

Auld Reekie Tours

Auld Reekie Tours, 45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh

There’s almost no better place in the world to have the living daylights scared out of you than above and beneath the history-soaked streets of Edinburgh. So expect a fair few shocks when signing up for an Auld Reekie tour! Head underground to... more

Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery

Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy, Perth & Kinross


A trip to Dewar's World of Whisky, eh? We know what you’re thinking – and yes, you do get to sample the blends, but only at the end, you understand. First you must earn your drams by getting your head around what, why and how the experts create this... more

Pictavia Visitor Centre

Pictavia Visitor Centre, Haughmuir, Brechin, Angus

Haughmuir, Brechin

Pictavia Visitor Centre tells the story of Scotland´s ancient Pictish tribes. These warrior people roamed Angus nearly 2000 years ago and have left us with a mysterious legacy of carved stones with their iconic images of birds, beasts, warriors and... more

Nevis Range Mountain Experience

Nevis Range Mountain Experience, Nevis Range, Fort William, Highland

Nevis Range, Torlundy, Fort William

Nevis Range is situated in the midst of some of the world´s most ancient and beautiful landscapes and is one of the Highland´s premier visitor attractions. Take a trip on Britain´s only mountain gondola, travelling effortlessly to 650m on Aonach Mor... more

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Main Street, Carrbridge, Highland

Main Street, Carrbridge

Uber-tastfully created within a pine forest in Inverness-shire, the Landmark Forest Adventure Park suits adventure lovers and nature fans of all ages. There’s the tallest timber tower in the country (105 steps but awesome views over the Cairngorms),... more

Coats Observatory

Coats Observatory, Paisley Museum, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Paisley Museum, High Street, Paisley

Opened in 1883, Coats Observatory in Paisley is the oldest public conservatory in Scotland and still offers a fascinating day out for those with an interest in the solar system. Despite its age, this working Victorian observatory has a... more

Paddle Steamer Waverley

Paddle Steamer Waverley, Waverley Excursions Ltd, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Waverley Excursions Ltd, 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow

Discover unique coastlines, dramatic gorges, mystical islands and famous seaside resorts aboard historic ships: Waverley – the last seagoing paddle steamer in the World. Marvel at the spectacular West Coast of Scotland with breathtaking mountain... more

Keith & Dufftown Railway

Keith & Dufftown Railway, Dufftown Station, Dufftown, Moray

Dufftown Station, Dufftown

North East Scotland is one of the hidden gems of the UK, an area redolent with history and renowned for its friendly welcome. It’s a land of mountain and glen, open moorland, deep forests, lochs and rolling farmland; dotted with castles, cut by fast... more

The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary

The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Barcaldine, Oban, Argyll & Bute

Barcaldine, Oban

Sitting in what has to be one of the most picturesque spots in Britain in a mature spruce forest on the banks of Loch Creran, the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary’s primary focus is the rescue of abandoned common and grey seal pups. But there are plenty... more

Famous Grouse Experience

Famous Grouse Experience, Glen Turret, Crieff, Perth & Kinross

Glen Turret, The Hosh, Crieff

Well, if you’re keen on whisky and you fancy learning a little bit more about how it’s made, you can’t go far wrong at The Famous Grouse experience. This is Scotland’s oldest distillery and the folks there offer a number of guided tours ranging in... more

The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience, 354 Castle Hill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

354 Castle Hill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Visit the Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the Whisky making process. Along the way you’ll hear the stories behind this magical craft, with... more

Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World, Battery Quarry, North Queensferry, Fife

Battery Quarry, North Queensferry

Anyone fancy a shark dive? In perhaps the ultimate marine experience, Deep Sea World in North Queensferry in Fife offers visitors the chance to frolic with the ocean’s famously scary creatures. The underwater safari lets you come up close and... more

Clan Donald Skye - Attraction

Clan Donald Skye - Attraction, Clan Donald Skye, Sleat, Argyll & Bute

Clan Donald Skye, Armadale, Sleat

Goodness me, if you’re after a touch of bonafide Scottish history then you won’t do much better than a visit to Clan Donald Skye’s estate. The estate sprawls across a whopping 20,000 acres in south Skye and has glorious historic gardens plus the... more

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone, Ayr, Ayrshire

Murdoch's Lone, Alloway, Ayr

A sort of Graceland for Robbie Burns fans, the Burns National Heritage Park is made up of several sites (all within walking distance) which shed light on the life and times of Scotland’s most seminal wordsmith. The natural starting point is the... more

The Scottish Crannog Centre

The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Perth & Kinross

Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy

The kids getting a bit bored with their Play Stations, Nintendo DSs and X-Boxes? What better way to make them realise how easy life is these days than with a trip down to the Scottish Crannog Centre, Aberfeldy, where Iron Age life by the loch is... more

Highland Wildlife Park

Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Kingussie, Highland

Kincraig, Kingussie

Sitting in the magnificent setting of the Cairngorms National Park, the Highland Wildlife Park’s animal collection covers Scottish wildlife and the endangered species of the world’s mountainous regions. It’s a kind of half safari and half zoo affair... more

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh

The Royal Yacht Britannia served the royal family for over 40 years, its various international trips notching up a million nautical miles and in the process making it one of the most famous vessels of all time (and I suppose the fact that Diana... more

Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town

Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, Wigtown Festival Company, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Wigtown Festival Company, County Buildings, Wigtown, Newton Stewart

Wigtown is Scotland's National Book Town with over a quarter of a million books to choose from, old and new. There are over 19 bookshops along with art galleries, gift shops and craft shops.... more

Royal Observatory Visitor Centre

Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Blackford Hill, Edinburgh

The Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre is open for pre-booked group visits and for special events, providing a window into the world of astronomy. Enjoy a tour of the Observatory Dome housing one of the biggest telescopes in Scotland or... more

Seaprobe Atlantis

Seaprobe Atlantis, Old Ferry Slipway, Isle of Skye, Highland

Old Ferry Slipway, Kyle Of Lochalsh, Isle of Skye

The Seaprobe Atlantis is totally unique, custom-built, and offers you an experience that no other boat in Britain can match. Operating within the Marine Special Area of Conservation at Kyle of Lochalsh in Scotland, the Atlantis gives you a unique... more

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World, at Dobbies Garden World, Lasswade, Mid-Lothian

at Dobbies Garden World, Melville Nursery, Lasswade

Fancy seeing a glowing scorpion display, feeding a snake or doing lunch with some quail? Achieve all three at the Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World which is the world’s longest running exotic butterfly house complete with indoor rain forest... more

Macduff Marine Aquarium

Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, MacDuff, Aberdeenshire

11 High Shore, MacDuff

After a spot of dolphin and whale watching in the Moray Firth, head down to the Macduff Marine Aquarium to learn more about this scenic stretch of water in the North Sea. The aquarium focuses on the sea life that seethes beneath the ocean here and... more

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross

Scottish Wildlife Trust, Dunkeld

Head off to the heather-covered slopes of Perthshire Big Tree Country near Dunkeld where the Loch of Lowes Visitor Centre will educate you in the ways of the Scottish countryside. From April to August you’ll be treated to the sight of a pair of... more

M&D´s Scotlands Theme Park

M&D´s Scotlands Theme Park, Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell, Lanarkshire

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

M&D´s Theme Park. At Scotlands biggest and best value Theme Park there is something for everyone. M&D’s is spread over 20 acres in the beautiful Strathclyde Country Park With over 40 major rides and attractions it really is ‘’Too Much Fun For... more

Strathspey Railway

Strathspey Railway, Aviemore Station, Aviemore, Highland

Aviemore Station, Dalfaber Road, Aviemore

Located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the Strathspey Railway takes you on a spectacular trip through the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, from Aviemore to Broomhill. The stunning backdrop of the Cairngorm Mountains is visible... more

Bo´ness & Kinneil Railway (Scottish Railway Preservation Society)

Bo´ness & Kinneil Railway (Scottish Railway Preservation Society), Bo'ness Station, Bo'ness, West Lothian

Bo'ness Station, Union Street, Bo'ness

First developed back in 1979 on a green field site on the shore of the Firth of Forth, the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway takes nostalgia fans and children off on a trip through the stunning Scottish countryside. Buy your fare at the traditional ticket... more

CairnGorm Mountain Ltd

CairnGorm Mountain Ltd, Aviemore, Highland


I’ve always fancied climbing a mountain. The trouble is, I’m not that into hard physical labour and crampons just don’t suit me. Thanks goodness, then, for the Cairngorm Mountain funicular, which whizzes you 2km up Britain’s sixth highest mountain in... more

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh

Busy, tourist-heavy Edinburgh can feel a little claustrophobic after a while so it's a nice idea to hop on the bus from Princes Street and head out to the 33 acres of parkland that is Edinburgh Zoo. Many make a beeline for the zoo just for the... more

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